Test Driving the Focus Electric

Hybrid’s are everywhere, so what if you want something even more green? Ford has the answer for you with their full electric, 2013 Focus. Surprisingly fun dynamics, the latest technology, handsome looks, and hatchback utility make for a competitive vehicle in a growing segment. Will it be enough to convince consumers to go the full electric route? See for yourself with our full review of Ford’s all-new 2013 Focus Electric.

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MyFord Touch: Trip & Fuel Economy

Tracking your vehicle’s fuel economy may not sound as exciting as exploring its state-of-the-art entertainment system, but if you think about it, knowing you’re getting the most from your fuel supply could make your road trips more carefree—and maybe even a little more fun. That’s why SYNC with MyFord Touch provides tools to let you view your fuel economy when you’re behind the wheel.

Fusion Energi Earns Triple Digit MPGe Rating

Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion Energi MPGe Hits Triple Digits, EPA Says
by: Jerry Garrett
via: wheels.blogs.nytimes.com

“The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has received an E.P.A. certification of being able to achieve the equivalent of 108 miles per gallon in city driving, the automaker has announced. The Fusion Energi was also certified at up to 92 ‘MPGe’ – under the Environmental Protection Agency’s electricity vs. gas equivalency formula – in highway driving, for a combined 100 MPGe, Ford said.” [Read more]

Focus Electric Charges Faster and Goes Further

2012 Ford Focus Electric

via Ford.com

Faster Charging a Major Advantage for Ford EV
by: Joe Wiesenfelder
via: blogs.cars.com

Ford‘s biggest selling point for its 2012 Focus Electric ($39,600) is that it charges twice as fast as other electric vehicles when using a Level 2 240-volt supply. Having tested a Focus Electric for a couple of days, I can confirm that the claim is both true and a compelling advantage indeed.

In the simplest terms, a depleted Focus battery can be fully recharged in about four hours compared with about eight hours for a Nissan Leaf. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which I recently reviewed, uses a smaller battery and takes closer to seven hours. But it’s not just about full charges; it’s about how many miles you can drive in a given day, and some other less obvious advantages.” [Read more]