2014 Ford Focus Electric Performance U S News Best Cars

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drivers say that the 2014 Focus Electric is an efficient vehicle that is also fun to Most agree that the Electric has powerful off-the-line and many say it feels more than the gasoline Focus. also write that the Electric has good handling for an EV, nimble cornering, accurate and strong brakes.

A green car can be a fun and the Focus Electric is just Immediate throttle response the car with a surprisingly sporty and, despite the added of the battery, this electric handles much like the Focus—which is to say, pretty — Consumer Guide So, it looks like a Focus, is as refined inside as a Focus, and surprise, surprise — it like a Focus, too. is to say, it’s smooth, and easy to manage, while a surprising amount of driver — Autoblog (2012) the dynamic performance of Ford’s electric car can best be described as Ford has done a superior job of electric propulsion into a package. — Automobile (2012)

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The Ford Electric has a 143-horsepower electric and a single-speed transmission. The EPA says the Electric gets 110/99 (miles per gallon-equivalent) city/highway, is less than what vehicles such as the Chevrolet EV or the Nissan Leaf get, but than what most hybrids get. On a fully-charged the Focus Electric can travel 76

Reviewers say the Focus Electric’s is quite smooth and very from a stop, which the Focus Electric zip through traffic. Some critics it feels more powerful the gasoline Focus, though one remarks that acceleration is weaker at higher speeds.

Its motor and direct-drive transmission in silky smooth power Acceleration is impressive at low speeds, but off considerably as speeds rise. Edmunds Off the line acceleration was impressive, and it was too easy to squeal the being used to four-cylinder gas without a lot of down-low torque. this isn’t the car’s instead, it’s a by-product of the motor’s might. — Lane News (2013) response is immediate and acceleration from any speed.

Instant power from a helps make easy of negotiating your way through traffic. — Consumer (2013) With the equivalent of 141 this is a very nicely compact car. And, it might even be better its gasoline brother. — Tribune (2013)


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The Ford Focus Electric can be from a typical 120-volt outlet or an optional 240-volt station. With a 120-volt Ford says it takes 20 hours to charge the Focus Charging time decreases to four hours with the charging station.

When the time comes to the battery pack can be replenished in hours with a 240-volt station. With a standard wall outlet, however, estimates charge time at a lengthy 18-20 hours.” Left Lane News

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Critics say that the Electric’s additional weight it less nimble than the Focus. However, many say that the Focus Electric handles well, with steering, strong brakes and a that delivers good and a comfortable ride.

Handling is noticeably dulled to a non-electric Focus, but compared to EVs, the Focus Electric a good showing. — Though 600-plus pounds than the convention Focus, the feels very much the from behind the wheel. is accurate and direct, and cornering is free, though the Electric to lean a little more the convention Focus during aggressive maneuvers. — Guide (2013) The brakes as grabby as we expected, but they do some getting used to. produce a quiet thrum under the hood, a sign the regenerative system is working. Left Lane News We like the quite ride and handling. — Chicago (2013)

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