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Tom 02-19-2011 02:25 PM

Who's considering the Focus Electric?
 
Quick Specs:
  • 100 Mile Range
  • 120-volt Charging
  • 5-Passenger
  • Top speed of 84 mph

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All-Electric
The Focus Electric gets all of its power from an advanced high-voltage lithium-ion battery system, which means you'll never need a drop of gas. Its electric motor is designed to help reduce energy loss and heat generation, while reducing your carbon footprint.


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Single-Speed Transmission
The single-speed transmission is built specifically to handle the high rpm range that comes with an all-electric motor. It not only helps give you a quiet, energy-efficient ride, but also delivers quick responsiveness, smooth acceleration and no-compromise driving fun.


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Advanced Battery System
The Focus Electric is powered by a 23 kwh high-voltage, lightweight lithium-ion battery system. It uses an advanced active liquid cooling and heating process to regulate battery temperature and help maximize battery life, so you can get the most miles out of each charge.

jmiller_1974 05-04-2011 10:21 AM

My Mom currently owns a Prius, and She recently drove a Focus while on vacation and said that She hadn't had that much fun driving in many years. That was when I mentioned this little beauty. So, although I won't buy one Myself, My Mom probably will.[thumb]

jetrinka 05-04-2011 08:13 PM

I really like the idea of an electric car as an around town daily driver thing. I'd have to see how it drives and what the cost is first though.

MacAttack 05-04-2011 09:01 PM

I'd need more power, better range, and quicker refueling times before I got an electric car.

mlbbaseball 05-05-2011 07:09 PM

maybe if it was better range

Vincent JG 05-09-2011 02:48 AM

The range is good enough for my daily commute and for the foreseeable future electricity is included in our rent. However seeing that battery pack take up what looks to be most of the cargo area is a major buzz kill.

TimothyDike 05-12-2011 01:59 PM

my daily commute is 100k, so the range would have to be at least double that to allow me to drive in comfort in winter with heat, and summer with AC.

I think a plug in hybrid would be a better option. My wife has a short commute and it would be ideal for her, but we can only afford so many cars and she drives the Explorer.

jackyl16 05-22-2011 05:24 AM

oh, I soooo want one! It is perfect for my situation, have this for daily, our 02 for travel...

CFed28 05-22-2011 10:05 AM

My little brother will be getting one

redav 06-02-2011 11:05 PM

The loss of cargo area is definitely a drawback, but I'd keep a second car for those few times I need more range, and that would also be my vehicle for cargo. After all, there is no single vehicle that does everything you will ever need, but this would cover at least 90% of my needs.


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