Focus Electric off the line
The Ford Focus Electric is part of a wave of electric and hybrid-electric cars coming this year and next from all the major automakers and startups, too. Ford expects that the Focus Electric will get an EPA mileage rating of over 100 miles per gallon equivalent. This car will also have a range of around 100 miles and be able to add about 30 miles of range on one hour of charge. The Focus Electric is aimed very squarely at environmentally minded consumers because it is all-electric and has no tailpipe emissions. Inside, it has all sorts of green features, such as using plant-based and recycled materials. The company is already taking orders for the Focus Electric which will be available in a few regions first, including California and the New York City area. Rather than have a single electric model, Ford will make electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid versions available of some of its cars, a production strategy that gives it some flexibility.
February 6, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Ford Motor
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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