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The Ford Focus Electric will launch in late 2011 and is designed to offer
enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans. It will
offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive
with other battery electric vehicles.
A full recharge is expected to take
three to four hours at home with the 240-volt charge station - half the charge
time of the Nissan Leaf.
2012 Ford Focus Electric introduces new features
and technologies - including a unique version of the MyFord Touch driver connect
system especially for electric vehicles, a new value charging feature powered by
Microsoft and a smartphone app called MyFord Mobile that helps plug-in owners
control their vehicles remotely.
The sleek and stylish five-door
hatchback leverages Ford's global C-car platform shared by the gasoline and
diesel-powered Focus models, which debuted at the 2010 North American
International Auto Show and were launched at the Paris Motor Show in September.
2012 Focus Electric is a Dynamic Car... Up To 84 mph
is Ford Focus Electric designed to provide outstanding energy efficiency and
reliable operation, it also delivers real driving enjoyment. The all-electric
powertrain and single-speed transmission provide immediate responsiveness and
smooth acceleration when the driver pushes down the accelerator, up to a top
speed of 84 mph (136 km/h).
Much of 2012 Focus Electric's steering,
handling and braking feel is shared with the agile, sporty, fuel-powered Focus
models upon which it's based, making Focus Electric a dynamic driver's car. At
the same time, the absence of a gasoline or diesel engine and outstanding
aerodynamics lead to a remarkably quiet, comfortable in-car experience.
2012 Focus Electric offers a host of standard safety and security features
including six airbags and electronic traction control, along with hands-free
SYNC telephone connectivity and MyKey for North America. Extensive eco-friendly
materials, such as bio-foam seat cushions and recycled fabrics also are featured
in the vehicle.
Other standard features on Ford Focus Electric for North
American customers include a unique execution of MyFord Touch driver connect technology, 15-spoke
17-inch aluminum wheels, a 60/40 split rear bench seat, push button start,
AM/FM/CD/MP3 Sony Audio with nine speakers, Sirius Satellite Radio with Travel
Link, HD Radio and voice-activated Navigation System.
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