Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Focus Electric Owners!
View Single Post
Old 10-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #22
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98139
Location: Newport, RI
What I Drive: 2012 Platinum White Focus Electric

Posts: 49
Points 225, Level 4
Points: 225, Level: 4 Points: 225, Level: 4 Points: 225, Level: 4
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Spare Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
So based on fuel alone the payback would 4000/1270 = 3.2 years and that is without taking into account maintenance savings i.e. no oil change, brakes last forever, many fewer moving parts to wear out etc.

Nice reply to the earlier question. I have done the same math on my Focus Electric and have derived the same result.. After less than 3 years, because I commute 20K per year, I will be saving substantial money on the car.

Add to that the fun of driving a little speedster and the joy of not purchasing gasoline and the satisfaction of "Putting my money where my mouth is" when I talk about reducing greenhouse gases and the cool electronics like SYNC and myFordMobile. Can you tell - I am so pleased with this automobile?

Enjoy your ride...
Spare is offline  
    Reply With Quote