New Ford Focus electric is unveiled in production form

New Ford Focus electric is unveiled in production form

The all-new Focus Electric was revealed in production guise as the company seems really poised to take on the Nissan Leaf EV and the more technologically advanced Chevrolet Volt extended range EV. The latest generation of the Focus five-door hatchback inspired the first-ever all-electric passenger car which features an electric drivetrain incorporating an electric motor delivering 123 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, connected to a single-speed transmission. Ford has engineered, in cooperation with supplier LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery system in order to provide the necessary energy. According to Ford sources, the optional wall-mounted 240-volt charge station allows the batteries to be charged in three to four hours, which represents half the time of the Nissan Leaf, although the company representatives did not mention how long the charging would take with the standard 120-volt convenience cord that features the vehicle. According to Ford executives, the EV will be capable of covering a distance of around 100 miles or 160 km and of reaching speeds of up to 136 km/h or 84 mph. Several new features will be added to the Focus Electric, among which there are included the following: a unique version of the MyFord Touch driver connect system and a smartphone called MyFord Mobile that allows plug-in owners to control their vehicles remotely. With its sales scheduled to begin in late 2011, the North American variant of the Focus Electric will be built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.


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