Even the 2015 Chevrolet Volt and the 2015 Ford Focus Electric are vehicles from different market segments they can be compared as they offer similar efficiency and features. Also, price is of both of these models are about $35.000 but this mainly depends on the added features that we have in these cars.
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt for the US market plug-in hybrid electric 5-door hatchback will be a carryover of the last model, but with few improvements and adjustments. It has an electric motor with output of 111 kW (149 hp) and 273 lb-ft of torque. It comes with 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with rechargeable energy storage system. 1.4L I4 engine delivering 84 hp with electronic fuel injection powers the generator that extends Volt’s range when needed.
2015 Chevrolet Volt
Futuristic look with laid-back headlights, sweeping roofline and sharply cut-off rear end will remain same on the new model. Interior is very attractive with standard cloth upholstery that can be replaced by leather, complete with colorful suede inserts. Classic Chevy twin-cockpit design with center display screen surrounds the driver in a fashionable manner. All the gadgets and features will remain and a few new ones like faster internet access and more smartphone apps will be added. The main improvement in a 2015 model will be availability 4G LTE connectivity.
Fuel efficiency will remain as high as it is. Chevy Volt can go as far as 370 miles without fill-ups (38 miles of electric range). That means 101 mpge in a city and 93 mpge on a highway. Prices will probably be the same which means that they will remain in $35.000 range. Further improvements in technology will make this vehicle even more usable but also cheaper.
The 2015 Ford Focus Electric, a 5-door hatchback electric car will receive a facelift in 2015. It will have a 107 kW electric motor that is supplied from 23 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack and 120V convenience charge cord to recharge this battery pack. Another version that is quite interesting is the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will raise the competitive bar for fuel efficiency even higher and this is for those that want to have the standard gasoline model.
2015 Ford Focus Electric
Facelift will bring a different look, one that will look a lot more like Ford Fusion (Mondeo in Europe). Revised wide, plain grille, together with laid-back headlights are making the front end look very nice. Roofline extends gently from front to the rear end that is cut nicely and has a fine looking tail-lights. Interior will be completely redesigned with new materials that will give clean and modern feel to it. A rearview camera, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and lane-keeping system are only some of the safety features of a new Focus Electric. Cruise control, overhead console, Sony audio system with 9 speakers and heated front seats are some of the features that will “keep you company” in this vehicle.
One of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market can go a stunning 76 gas-free miles. It will also deliver more than a hefty 110 mpge in a city and 99 mpge on a highway which, as already stated, makes it one of the best choices when it comes to fuel efficiency. Prices start at $35.170 and can go a bit higher, depending on equipment package.
2015 Ford Focus Electric Vs 2015 Chevrolet Volt
While 2015 Ford Focus Electric is more fuel-efficient and has a battery that is twice stronger than its counterpart in 2015 Chevrolet Volt, it has a weaker engine and is, generally slower. Prices are in the same range which leaves former comparison as only relevant choice option.