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Sweeping choice of powertrains the company in many directions


Ford launched its Power of media tour at the West Community Centre recently, and who more about bringing to the people than this auto-maker?

It also provided me my opportunity to drive a new pure-electric of the Ford Focus, which be available through Ford this month. Yes, s May of this year.

Ford is going through an internal revolution that will reduce its entire product fuel-economy numbers. Six new electrified will be introduced within the year, including the new C-MAX and the C-MAX Energi, a plug-in And 90 per cent of all Ford products offer high fuel EcoBoost engine technology.

While the practice of offering car a choice of powertrains is not a new idea, the and variety of these offerings chart an exciting new direction. On the production line, Ford build gas engine, hybrid plug-in hybrid power and electric power vehicles. A change from what gas engine do you want?

This allows Ford to ramp-up its production volume on the choice that customers to have in their car. And gives Ford a competitive if, for some reason (like a spike in the price of oil), s a sudden change in powertrain

One of these new choices is the Ford Electric, a vehicle that releases its owner from the pump addiction and ups and downs of the oil market. It offers compact, stable advanced lithium-ion packs (there are two) and a charge (from empty) in to four hours, with a II charger, is possible. Ford the range on a full charge is in the neighbourhood.

Even though my stint the wheel of the Focus Electric was a one, it s the most car-like electric vehicle I ve driven. s power the instant your presses on the accelerator and it s whisper in operation, as expected from an motor driven car. Its balance and handling characteristics, appeared to better than electric vehicles I ve driven.

FORD Focus Electric � Electric Car 107kW Auto

So, I m looking forward to a longer behind the wheel at a later

Focus Electric uses an active liquid-cooling and heating to keep its lithium-ion battery (one in trunk and another the rear seat) at an optimum temperature in all types of weather Like most batteries, it t like to get too hot or too cold (which is and could have performance during the extremes that our climate can chuck at us. And a happy battery also tends to longer.

To assist buyers an EV home charger, Ford of has formed partnerships with Buy, the home electronics and Leviton, an electronics manufacturer. The II home charging station is a unit that plugs a 240-volt outlet, installed by an Best Buy will offer and installation services through Squad and other third-party electrical con-tractors. The cost of charging station with installation will retail for $1,599 and in B.C. owners can for a $500 government rebate. The new Electric will be Ford s all-electric (zero-emissions) passenger car and is at $41,499.

It also qualifies for an eco-friendly grant in B.C. which is an point-of-sale reduction in the price.

Bob is a freelance auto-motive journalist, on behalf of BCAA. Contact him at

FORD Focus Electric � Electric Car 107kW Auto
FORD Focus Electric � Electric Car 107kW Auto
FORD Focus Electric � Electric Car 107kW Auto
FORD Focus Electric � Electric Car 107kW Auto

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