The new Focus, Fords most popular vehicle after the F150 truck is to grace our roads in fall of 2014; this though is not the powerful 2 liter Ford Focus we know, it is the improved electric version that was launched last year. Do not be fooled though, Ford has managed to maintain the character of a true Ford Focus, a hatchback that tends to corner at great speeds and offer great performances.
The 2015 Ford Focus electric is filling a fast growing market segments for Eco-friendly cars whose carbon footprint is practically non-existence. Powered by an electric motor that produces torque of 181lb-ft, connected to the front wheels by a single motor, this engine is able to propel the vehicle for 76 miles before the battery is depleted. The Ford Company sources its electric cells from LG-Chem, a battery pack with lithium ion technology. The battery capacity of 23-KWh, is equipped with an active liquid cooling and heating system maintain it at optimum temperatures and avoid depletion and possible problems with low or high temperature. This battery is rechargeable in four hours from a 240 Volt outlet.
2015 Ford Focus Electric Range
While maintaining the classic hatchback look, this electric powered vehicle weighs in at 3,691 pounds, a whopping 600 pounds heavy that is gasoline gulping brother; consequently the power from the electric motor is not enough to make you burn rubber on the road. That being said, the 2015 Ford Focus Electric offers sensible driving, proper control and a green mark on your social duty to preserve the environment. Ford aims to maintain the interior trim with its eye-popping titanium finish that is usually delivered with 2.0 liter engine but now is offered in EV model also.
As with electric cars, there is need to constantly check the status of the engine; the Ford motor company has modified the My-Ford Touch infotainment system to be able to display battery state, location of a charging point, estimated range of driving, battery temperature to changing the track on your music mix. This is coupled with the Bluetooth powered SYNC to keep your calls going while you drive. In its bag of tricks is a package of sensors used as part of the driver assisted tools to notify drivers of proximity to objects in his blind spot.
Since the front compartment is reserved for the electric motor and EV systems this vehicle does not compromise on the trunk size. A lot of attention is delivered to the safety just like with almost every modern vehicle and this car is equipped with frontal and side airbags for protection upon impact. It further employs the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) a common feature in Ford vehicles.
Review Of 2015 Ford Focus Electric
The big question is how much the 2015 Ford Focus Electric will cost. The last few years have seen the huge price reduction in electric cars, most as a result of improved technology. The price could start from $29,170, where you shall be able to enjoy the comfort of an Eco-friendly hatchback. This is still significantly higher than a standard model price but the running and maintenance costs are significantly lower.
Have in mind that the images are of standard 2015 Focus and of previous Focus Electric version. This is done because we know that the EV model will be almost identical with the standard gasoline powered vehicle. There are only small changes just like it was the case with the previous versions.