Officially, Ford’s first-ever electric car

July 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Officially, Ford’s first-ever electric car

It’s taken a while, but Ford2012 Ford Focus Electric... but when is the UK date?. Read more ... » has finally joined the electricTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » carTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » party with its Focus ElectricUS: New Ford Fusion Energi Delivers 620-Mile Range, 21 in EV Mode; Beats Honda Accord, Toyota Prius PHEVs. Read more ... », which is now on sale in the UKTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... ». With the exception of a newNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » grille, front-wing chargingElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » pointElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » and subtle badging, the Focus Electric shares the looks of Ford’s familiar five-doorEvery new Model S is now Autopilot enabled. Read more ... » hatchback, yet under-the-skin uses a lithium-iona Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... » batteryBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » pack and AC#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » electric motor#ev electric motors : Yasa Motors Secures 5 Million Pounds In Funding. Read more ... », which is good#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » for an 85mph top speedTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » and a surprisingly sprightly 11Electric car for under £13,000: Renault #Zoe #EV option in 2013. Read more ... » second sprint to 62Next Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... » mph.

The biggest limitation currently associated with electric vehiclesGood News Everyone! Plug-in Car Grant to rise to 35% of RRP from April 1st 2015. UK. Read more ... » (EVsBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... ») concerns a lack of useable rangeZoe Rumour to release by Oct 2013, and by 2014, Renault Zoe (2014) #EV could* have 220 mile range.. Read more ... », but the Focus offers a claimed mileage of upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » to 100 milesAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » on a full chargeTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » (depending on drivingWinter Range: Citroen cZero Electric Car and the Heating Issue. Read more ... » style and choice of route) aided by the powertrain’s use#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » of regenerative braking to capture up to 95 per cent of kinetic energy normally lost during the braking process. Charging takes 10Audi joins hybrid SUV party with Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro. Read more ... »-11 hours from a standard three-pin 240 voltUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... »/10 ampUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » UK domestic socket, while a fastUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » chargerOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... » operating at 32USA: Confirmed: 2015 Chevrolet Volt Has Larger Battery, Drivers May See More Range. Read more ... » amps can achieve a full top-up in three to four hours.

Due to the electric motor delivering its 250Nm of torque instantly the Focus Electric feels very strong off the mark and at lower speeds, but once over 60Healthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... » mph the rate of speed increase slows considerably, as the car gradually builds up to its restricted 85 mph top speed#2013 #Nissan #Leaf #Acenta 6+35 Lease deal 8k/annum £263.94 (mid-range trim). Read more ... ». Despite a significantly heavier kerb weight of 1700kg, this Focus retains the dynamic appeal of conventionally powered versions, save for a touch less body controlNext Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... » around corners.

In-car refinement however, is a marked improvement over a combustion powered Focus. Like its EVTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » rivals, the Focus Electric’s motor is smooth and refined and once underway, all that disturbs the serenity is a whisper of wind noise and a modicum of road rumble.

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The interior is virtually identical to any other Focus, apart from some unique EV instrumentation: dubbed the ‘userTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » interface SmartGauge’, which enables owners to monitor, manage and reduce energy consumptionElectric car concept covers 12 miles on own solar energy. Read more ... » to maximise vehicleElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » range. Elsewhere in the cabin is usual Focus fare. Standard equipment is on par with a Titanium-specLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... » Focus and includes the well specified Sony DAB#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... » stereo and part-leather seats.

Verdict:

The Focus stands out from the electric carTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » crowd by looking largely identical to the regular combustion modelElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » on which it’s based. That aside, Ford’s first EV is a highly competent all-round product, being quick, quiet, comfortable and great to driveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... ». A high sticker priceTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » of £28Tesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... »,580 (after £5k governmentI take it as good news: U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars. Read more ... » contribution) is likely to be the only turn-off for private buyers.

Tech Spec:

Ford Focus ElectricMaking Most of the UK Plug-IN Grant : for Plug-In Car upto £5000 or Plug-In Van upto £8000 . Read more ... »
Price: £28,580 (inc £5k grantWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... »)
EngineNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... »: 143bhp AC motor
PowerWireless electric vehicle charging explained. Read more ... »: 23kwh lithium-ion battery pack
Transmission: Single-speed automatic, front-wheel drive
0Ford starts manufacturing of Focus Electric in Germany. Read more ... »-62mph: 11.0 seconds
Top speed: 85mph
Range: 100 miles
CO2: 0g/km (tailpipe)
Equipment: DAB, reversing camera, satellite navigation

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