2012 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive Insane Mileage at a Price

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2012 Ford Focus Test Drive — Mileage at a Price

A surprisingly comfortable, fun little car that 5 and gets an unprecedented 110 miles per equivalent. This might be the car will change American’s on electric vehicles.

The manufacturer

Focus Electric is the flagship of transformed lineup – one-third of will feature a model 40 mpg or more in 2012 and build on the commitment to give fuel-efficiency-minded the power of choice.

Specs:

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Model: 2012 Focus

Class, Type: 5-door

Propulsion system: Electric


Vehicle range: 76 miles

Electricity

Time to refuel: 20 120V, 4 hours 240V

Price: $39,200

MSRP as $41,050

Availability:

Rolling out now in cities.

Overview

The Focus is extremely sporty and its one-speed puts out a lot of fun response as soon as you the accelerator. Once the initial fun of electric begins to wear you realize that the car has even going for it. We were excited the car first unveiled last

Ford has pushed up the release (and model year) on the car its unveiling.

The Focus is a nice to start with, even in its version. For the segment, it’s a fun to drive, and well-outfitted little Interior room is spacious for a and the hatchback means plenty of though in the electric version a little more limited.

Still, there’s enough to make the average small happy.

The Focus Electric a range of 76 miles per charge, a few more than the Nissan – it’s direct competitor. the Ford is heavier and a little than the Leaf and it’s pack is slightly smaller, liquid cooled and heated and so has a range and power retention the Leaf does. With the there’s no warm up time to get and little or no power loss the car is parked and not plugged in.

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Of course, being an EV, the Focus is not for everyone. Its range is long that anyone who lives in the or suburbia and commutes to work at 50 or less per day will have no with range anxiety. times from empty are long unless you purchase a power station for the car.

has partnered with some that have a plug-and-play that is not permanently attached to a however, so the investment is not lost if you

What we like

Very fun to — this car has a lot of fun factor. very fast (one of the few wheel drive compacts you can the front tires in), well thanks to its low-slung distribution, and there is no shift or hesitation because there’s no

Great informational display inside the cockpit, the car is informative being distracting or pushy. A Butterfly Effect display the battery gauge shows how you’re eco-driving is going. The car can be synched with your phone so you can find out the state of the car no where you are.

What we

Roomy, but still small as are all compacts in general, of course. beef is as much with the EV in general as it is with this as we have yet to see a realistic mid-sized or sedan in electric.

Limited availability — the Electric is available in only 19 making the smile (both and along the bottom with Colorado the only exception). It likely roll out nationally in though.

Conclusions

A fun, little car that fits the and target market perfectly. the price is high, the $7,500 tax and some state credits in Colorado, for example) bring it to manageable levels. Ford we spoke with believe the point will drop in the two or three years as more and are built and sold.

Test Length and Limitations

This car was driven at a ride-and-drive event by Ford. Lunch was served and given to explain the car and Ford’s for it and its electrification efforts. Test was approximately 20 minutes for about 10 plus parking lot time for and maneuverability trials.

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