November 29, 2011
NEW FOR 2012:
- All-new model
An all-new model for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric is based on the gasoline-powered Focus but is powered solely by an electric motor and needs to be plugged into an outlet to recharge. It comes only as a hatchback.
The Focus Electric can be charged in three to four hours with a wall-mounted 240-volt charger and uses a special version of MyFord Touch driver connect technology, along with a Smartphone application called MyFord Mobile, to monitor key vehicle functions and charge settings.
The Focus Electric uses a 143-horsepower/107 kW engine mated to a single-speed transmission and has a top speed of 136 km/h. It uses a lithium-ion battery that is liquid-heated or cooled for optimized operation.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, pushbutton start, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, CD/MP3 Sony Audio stereo, Sirius satellite radio, navigation system, 120-volt convenience charging cord, and six airbags.