Ford Focus Electric
At the 2011 international CES trade show displays, Ford introduced their first ever fully electric car. Talk about this happening has been going on for almost a decade now. Currently, only 3 manufacturers including Ford have come out with a version of their own. Ford’s car of choice is the Focus. Instead of designing a separate car, Ford’s plan is to give consumers the choice between gas and electric. Best buy has even teamed up with Ford to begin selling its home electric car chargers. The charger will retail for $1499 without installation.
Although Nissan and Chevrolet have both come out with electric cars of their own, Ford seems to have the edge. The focus only takes 3-4 hours to recharge. That is half the time it takes to recharge the Nissan Leaf. It’s also definitely the best looking car in its class. The estimated cost to fully charge the car is between 2 and 3 dollars. Ford has not come out with a mile range yet, but has said that it will meet the daily driving needs of most people.
This car comes equipped with Ford’s mytouch system. It displays the battery charge state, expected range, distance to the nearest charge point, navigation and more. It also has a mobile application that allows users to get updates on the state of charge, when it’s done charging, and anything else on the vehicle. This electric car is predicted to be on the market around the end of 2011.
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