Recharge­able Fo­cus to launch in 2012

Bray People - - MOTORS -

THE fuel-free, all-elec­tric recharge­able Fo­cus Elec­tric pas­sen­ger car will launch in Europe in 2012.

Fo­cus Elec­tric is based on the all-new Ford Fo­cus main­stream ve­hi­cle.

It will of­fer ad­e­quate range to cover the ma­jor­ity of daily driv­ing habits plus a per kilo­me­tre cost bet­ter than the Chevro­let Volt and com­pet­i­tive with other bat­tery elec­tric ve­hi­cles. It will charge in half the time of a Nis­san Leaf.

Other elec­tric ve­hi­cles by Ford in­clude:

C-MAX En­ergi - Based on the new Ford C-MAX five-seater multi-ac­tiv­ity ve­hi­cle, the C-MAX En­ergi tar­gets more than 500 miles of driv­ing range us­ing the bat­tery and en­gine. It de­liv­ers bet­ter charge­sus­tain­ing fuel econ­omy than the Chevro­let Volt.

C-MAX Hy­brid - The full hy­brid vari­ant of C-MAX is tar­geted to de­liver bet­ter fuel econ­omy than Ford Fu­sion Hy­brid, the most fuel-efficient sedan in the US. It also lever­ages the com­pany's pow­er­split hy­brid ar­chi­tec­ture and uses a lighter, smaller lithium-ion bat­tery sys­tem.

New Fo­cus Elec­tric.

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