Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 2013 Ford Focus Electric first drive What Car?

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Frankfurt Motor Show — 2013 Ford Electric first drive

The Focus Electric has been on in America since 2011, but now heading to Britain in limited

As with the American version, a 140bhp electric motor gives a 0-62mph time of seconds and a limited top speed of The maximum range is 100 miles, you’re unlikely to match in most conditions.

The new Electric is on a Titanium trim Focus, so you get a DAB radio, sat-nav, a rear-view 17-inch alloys and climate as standard.

What’s the 2013 Ford Electric like to drive?

from the drivetrain, there are few changes over the regular so in some ways the driving remains familiar. You get steering incredibly sharp and a ride is firm yet composed over all but the surfaces.

Unfortunately, using a Focus as a basis for an electric car has its drawbacks. Unlike rivals as the Nissan Leaf. the Focus designed with an electric in mind, and this is evident in the way the car The extra 350kg cause the to sway more through it doesn’t feel as composed as the

As with all electric cars, a massive amount of torque the instant you press the accelerator giving the Focus a fantastic of pace around town.

smooth is the transition between and regenerative braking; the car can pitch and backwards sharply when you put foot down or lift

Running on electricity means the driving experience is wonderfully and that’s helped by very in the way of wind or road noise at speeds.

What’s the 2013 Focus like inside?

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the driver’s seat, it’s impossible to tell you’re in an car until you press the start and see the bespoke set of instruments.

These give you an indication of how economically driving, and you can even collect butterflies in reward for smoothness. also a display telling you speed and your remaining


The biggest change to the interior is in the As well as adding lots of the batteries reduce the Focus’s comparatively small luggage by 126 litres to just 190 litres less space than you get in a VW Up .

I buy one?

If you do you’ll be getting something exclusive Ford expects to only around 30 electric a year in Britain.

However, largely because prices at a whopping £28,500 even the Government’s electric car grant has factored in. Rivals such as the Leaf and smaller Renault Zoe are and better.

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