The 2012 Ford Focus EV was officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada as Fords "fuel-free, rechargeable passenger car"
The Focus uses a liquid cooled 23kwh lithium-ion battery that can be charged in 3-4 hours using 240v and 18-20 hours using a 120v charger. The Focus electric is a front wheel drive EV with a single speed automatic transmission, and Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
“Focus Electric is the flagship of our new family of electrified vehicles, showcasing our commitment to offer consumers choice when it comes to fuel-efficient or fuel-free vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president for Global Product Development. “Its advanced powertrain will deliver significant energy efficiency advantages and zero CO2 emissions without compromising driving enjoyment. And its suite of smart driver information technologies will transform the way customers think about energy usage and their transportation needs.”
Focus Electric is one of five new electrified vehicles included in Ford’s electrification strategy. Initial deliveries of Transit Connect Electric began in North America at the end of last year and the vehicle will be launched in Europe later in 2011.
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