Ford has officially unveiled the 2012 Focus Electric at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The EV was being teased for long. Focus Electric comes in noteworthy form, with a revised grille, a modified front fascia as well as 17-inch aluminum wheels. It has got a distinguished light ring which surrounds the charging port of the vehicle.
The Focus Electric is powered by a lithium-ion battery which enables the car to hit a top speed of 84 mph (136 km/h). The manufacturer claims a mile-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) better than the Chevrolet Volt and other competitive battery electric vehicles.
The charging option includes a 240-volt rapid charger, and here the depleted battery can be recharged in three to four hours, well, this accounts for half the time required by the Nissan Leaf. The light ring mentioned earlier flashes as the vehicle recharges and remains solid indicating the completion of charging.
The interior also includes exquisite features such as recycled fabrics, a keyless ignition, a Sony audio system, an EcoGuide instrument cluster etc. It is equipped with a unique version of MyFord Touch which provides information such as battery status and estimated range remaining, says this report.
The car also displays electrical demands of vehicle accessories such as that of the air conditioner. Moreover, it is also coupled with MyFord Mobile app which allows users to remotely lock and unlock doors as well as setup a charging schedule so the vehicle can be recharged at night when electricity rates are cheaper.
The 2012 Focus Electric will hit the markets later this year. The vehicle will be available at these places: Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Here’s a video of the vehicle:
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