2012 Ford Focus EV

2012 Ford Focus EV
Date:1 May 2011 Tags:, ,

Ford’s electrified Focus swaps the petrol engine for a 92-kW electric motor and carries a liquid-cooled 23-kWh Li-Ion battery pack under the floor and rear seats. The range should be about 150 km. In other words, it will perform a lot like Nissan’s Leaf. Ford, however, claims the Focus can be recharged in only 3 hours. Granted, that figure assumes a 240-volt Level 2 charger, but even with the higher voltage, the Leaf requires about double that time. If that claim is true, the Focus EV will be a huge step toward making EVs more usable. – Ben Wojdyla

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