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Ford: 2012 Focus to beat 100 mpg

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officials say the 2012 Focus will achieve more a 100 mpg equivalent. That would it the highest mpg equivalent for a five-passenger The $39,200 Focus EV goes on in select markets by year’s end a full rollout next

Like other electric it’s eligible for a federal tax of up to $7,500.

The EPA ‘s MPGe adopted for electric vehicles, 33.7 kilowatt-hours per gallon of Of course, your costs vary based on your electric rates, but all things equal, the Focus Electric squeeze out more savings the 2012 Nissan Leaf (99 or 2012 Chevrolet Volt (94 within the EV range). The EPA rates the i at 112 MPGe, but it only seats

On a 240-volt charger — as a Level 2 charger — the EV can recharge in up to four hours. about half the time it a Leaf, and both travel 75 miles on battery power. The charges in about four on a Level 2 charger, but it runs about 35 miles before its gas kicks in.

The Mitsubishi i takes around hours to fully charge, an estimated range of 62 miles. reckons its 2013 Fit EV, meanwhile, go an EPA-rated 76 miles and charge in as as three hours on a Level 2 The EPA has yet to rate the car’s mpg equivalent,

Other nuggets of info shared:

* Ford’s MyFord application will let you see battery based on charge levels and habits. It can also show and carbon dioxide saved, a score — versus, your spouse’s — watt-hours per mile. You can plan to known charging stations are color-coded to signal whether in range.

Pick one and the app can send directions to the EV’s navigation system.

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* The gauges show blue to represent surplus range. If 10 miles away from a destination with 25 miles of left over, for example, the show 15 butterflies.

* Ford the 2013 C-Max Hybrid to the Toyota Prius V ‘s gas and it expects the plug-in C-Max will beat a Prius The Energi will have than 500 miles of total EV engineering director Sherif said. Like any plug-in full-throttle starts will up the engine for maximum acceleration, but be able to activate an EV mode restricts engine use until the completely drains.


For safety’s sake, Ford when the battery is low the Energi kick in full engine if you stand on the accelerator.

* Ford and electrical device Leviton will offer a 2 charging station that on a 240-volt outlet — for large household appliances. The will retail for around including installation, but currently get a 30 percent federal tax credit for one, in addition to any state and incentives. The charger is detachable and has a 10-year warranty.

Chief John Davis told us builds the car’s charging to the Society of Automotive Engineers so it’s compatible with any charger — even a Volt’s.

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