2012 Ford Focus Electric


Click image to see more images.

Car Type
0 Emission
Motor Type
Battery
Battery
Range
Price
Ford Focus Electric
YES
100 kW (130 hp) synchronous motor
23 kwh high-voltage, lightweight lithium-ion battery
160km/charge
Unknown

 

In late 2011 Ford will release it's 2012 Ford Focus Electric. No more trips to the gas station with this all electric (no gas required) vehicle. Ford has really packed this car with technology and we will only discuss a few of them here.

MyKey™ Technology - what this technology does it allows you to assign separate keys for all drivers. Great idea if you have kids. Yes, you can program your key to limit certain feature of the car. For example, you can set what the max speed is allowed or max volume of the radio (yes, less distraction is always better) - thumb's up for this technology Ford.

Ford has also come up with technology that you don't need to insert key in your door to open it or start the car. As long as you have the key anywhere on you (somewhere in your packets mixed in with all the pocket change, or in your purse) Focus Electric will know it. You will be able to open doors and start the key with a simple push of the button.

Another great feature we find is Regenerative Braking. Yes, Ford's on top of this as well. Focus captures energy created while braking and recycles it to recharge the battery, all this just by braking.

Focus Electric also comes with a standard 120-volt cord, which you can use with your standard 120-volt household outlet and charge the batteries in your own garage (full charge in approximately 8 hours). As an optional feature you may have an optional 240-volt charging station installed which will allow you charge more quickly (full charge in approximately 3 to 4 hours).

Unfortunately 1st models will be delivered to California and New York only, Canada will have to wait until spring 2012 to see it's first models arrive.

Related Articles:
Nissan Leaf



comments powered by Disqus

MORE FROM CDNAUTO


Canada gas tax breakdown per province - Each litre of gas you're buying, how much of that amount is going to your government? View breakdown across all provinces.

High gas prices? Think again. - So you think you're paying too much for gas?. Take a look at pricing of gas around the world and see how Canada stacks up against other countries.


With gas prices surpassing $1 dollar mark we take a look at other fuel alternatives. Hybrid vehicles, CNG, Propane and other alternatives. Read our article on propane and natural gas

Diesel engine technology has been around for quite some time now. See list of Diesel vehicles that are currently available to you.

Cdnauto.org / 2017
About Us | Contact | Site Map | Disclaimer