The combined EPA rating of the Ford Focus EV beats the Nissan Leaf

The combined EPA rating of the Ford Focus EV beats the Nissan Leaf

Every car manufacturer wishes to considerably reduce fuel consumption of gasoline and diesel engines and whoever thought that all-electric vehicle did not face suc issues, was not entirely correct. All-electric vehicles are rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the new miles per gallon standard, equivalent to MPGe, as these cars do run on electricity. According to an announcement made by Ford, Focus Electric provides a combined rating of 105 MPGe, obtaining 99 MPGe on highway and 110 MPGe in city driving, which is the best result delivered by a five-passenger car in the States and thus beating the Nissan Leaf, which was the former champion. Ford kept its promise and produced 6 MPGe in the combined rating and 7 MPGe in the city more than its rival. Chuck gray, Ford chief engineer of Global Core Engineering Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, stated that they had been working for three years in order to make the Focus Electric America's most fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind, adding that the entire group felt that they had just won an important championship, being a good feeling that they were at that point. As compared to the Nissan's EV and according to the EPA certification, the driving range of te Focus Electric is 76 miles, which is longer by 3 miles than its competitor, due to its new charging system in which the batteries can be topped up in half the time needed by the Japanese carmaker. Focus Electric buyers will have the opportunity to save up to $9,700 in fuel costs over five years as compared to a non-electric vehicle, thanks to the EPA-approved label.