Ford Focus Electric Car Price $39 200 Review Test Drive Clean Fleet Report

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Ford Focus Electric Car $39,200 Review and Test

By John Addison (updated

Ford s Newest EV is Official

are now online placing their for the Ford Focus Electric a starting MSRP price of Since Ford is only on limited production in 2012, can afford to price this car at $4,000 than the popular Nissan Leaf. The Focus is fully $10,000 more the smaller city electric i .

Both the Focus Electric and LEAF are beautiful 5-door with passenger room and flexibility that stretches compact classification. Both effective displays to select music, navigate with maps to your preferred or nearest public charger. The display includes a back-up

The Ford Focus Electric can be 2 charged at twice the speed of the Nissan LEAF. Although will rarely matter charging at home, it makes a big when using public To get home, the Focus Electric only require an hour of at Starbucks; the 2012 LEAF take 2 hours.

The 2013 LEAF will charge at the 6.6kw/h as the 2012 Ford Electric. The LEAF, at no added does included a second DC Charge port for an 80 percent in about 26 minutes; although few fast charge stations are available in the United States. can also be trickle charged a normal dedicated 110 volt outlet.

Although it is priced at $39,200, its competitors, the Focus Electric is for $7,500 federal tax credit and incentives in several states. will drive this battery-electric car paying no more in electricity to charge than the of one trip to the station in the gasoline Focus. Annual maintenance will also be significant in the

Other than preferring seats or special paint, is no need to pay more than

My test drive of the Ford Electric showed it had more than the Nissan LEAF. 92kW motor has more than the LEAF’s 80kW Ford’s liquid-cooled LG Chem tri-metal battery may do better in heat and cold than the air-cooled AESC lithium-nickel polymer battery.

Both have beautiful interiors, sound systems, and navigation that can find your including the nearest public

Ford will soon prices and start taking for the Ford Focus Electric, a new 5-seat, 5-door hatchback an expected range of 100 miles per The Focus EV will compete with the Nissan LEAF. The Electric is a finalist for Green Car of the

The Ford Focus Electric has a electric motor Magna system and a 23 kWh Ford designed pack using LG Chem Power lithium-ion tri-metal with over 17 kWh available in the cycle. The battery pack is liquid cooled and heated pack allowing for stable operation over a wide of temperatures and lower temperature-related in driving range. The all-electric and single-speed transmission provide responsiveness and smooth acceleration the driver pushes down the up to a top speed of 84 mph.

MyFord Mobile App

MyFord is an app for your web browser, iPhone, and other mobile devices, to and schedule the charging of your Electric from anywhere, to you maximize your range. It you remote charging status so you can check existing charge and available range, while track of your charge It also provides you with the of your vehicle, where you can the nearest charging stations and the efficient route to get there.

The app estimates the amount of CO2 emissions and you save based on your style to help you manage and improve your efficiency.

instant vehicle status

Perform key functions remotely

the car’s state of charge and range

Get alerts when it charging or has finished charging

program charge settings and vehicle data for analysis

Get map to the nearest available charge

The feature also allows the to program the vehicle to use electricity the grid to heat or cool the and cabin while plugged in – preconditioning. For example, during hot months, owners can preprogram the car the before to be fully charged – and cooled to a particular temperature – by a time the following morning. can also locate the vehicle GPS, remotely start the and remotely lock and unlock the car

Focus Electric comes with: MyFord Touch 8-inch touchscreen; two driver-configurable color LCD displays in cluster for EV driving screens; MyFord™ App (for remotely monitoring and battery charging with smartphone as well as remote HID Headlamps; 17-inch aluminum ambient lighting, seats from 100-percent recycled Rear Camera with Parking Sensor; Intelligent with Push-Button Start; voice-activated Navigation System; Air Filter; hands-free SYNC® telephone connectivity with Direction and Information Services; traction control; Sony®-Branded with nine speakers; Satellite Radio and HD Radio.™

Driving the Ford Focus

Last May, I made my test drive of the Ford Electric prototype. It felt like driving a regular Focus 4-door sedan, it was more quiet and accelerated due to the torque of the electric motor. The Electric accelerated faster when I test drove the LEAF.

Both allow me to on to a freeway with more than I really need.

The handling was smooth while the Focus Electric. Unlike electric car prototypes, when I hit the it stopped evenly and quickly. The between regeneration and disc was effective.

Competition with the LEAF and Other electric

Three years ago, battery pack prices close to $1,000/kWh. Now they may be $500/kWh. Cell makers refining battery chemistry. makers look at design and manufacturing.

Ford Focus Electric Cars

Ford, Nissan, and GM are in a to see who will be the first to sell cars with lithium packs in one year. Ford is the winner, because next all Ford hybrids and electric will use lithium battery Ford will buy cells competing battery giants, but will make its own packs.

24 months Ford will be 3 battery-electric vehicles and 2 plug-in

The battery pack for the 2012 Focus Electric weighs 500 Ford has a roadmap that the battery eventually being to a size of the current Focus gas and a weight of only 125 pounds new battery chemistry. Although express concern about the availability of lithium, Ford’s Gioia, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle said that Ford’s is that there will be no through 2050.

Battery makers expect to 98 percent of the lithium in batteries.

is also reducing car costs by customers a wide choice one assembly line. This we expect Ford to officially that customers will be to order the new Focus with preferred drive system gasoline engine, hybrid, hybrid, and battery electric. The Focus Plug-in Hybrid is to price for less than the Volt .

The Focus Electric and the are beautiful compact cars. do you do when you need to carry of stuff? Both include reclining rear seats.

In cases, however, the placement of the pack precludes a completely cargo platform.

The Focus will be made in America – Michigan. Ford is investing million to transform its Michigan Plant into a lean, and flexible manufacturing complex will build Ford’s Focus global small car with a new battery-electric version of the for the North American market. is planning on a Global C platform for 12 to 14 vehicles with a volume of 2 units per year.

Such common chassis and many components, can give Ford profit margins and room to hybrid and electric cars

Announcing the new Ford Focus is a proud moment for CEO Alan and the entire Ford team. when Ford refused to part in the $70 billion bailout of GM and big investors were writing off If you had invested $100,000 in Ford at crisis point less 2.5 years ago, it would be $1,800,000 now.

A limited number of Focus will first be available in and the New York/New Jersey regions. of the Focus Electric will next year to the remaining 15 markets as production ramps up.

The 19 markets include: Atlanta, and Houston, Texas; Boston, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Ore.; Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Va. Seattle, and Washington,

Markets were chosen on several criteria, including patterns, existing hybrid trends, utility company and local government commitment to

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