2016 Ford Focus Electric

2016 Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Electric can store 17 times more energy in 23 kWh lithium-ion to what conventional version 12 gallon gas stores. Battery fully drained can get recharged within 3.6 hours at 240 volts and takes 20 hours using 120 volts. Keeping moderate acceleration 55 mpg can be achieved. 300 miles cost less than $15 in Ford Focus Electric.

$30,045 for Electric, adding $995 you get leather upholstery, $60 charge port graphic decal, $245 Exterior Protection package, $395-$595 for various paints, which if summed up gets above Nissan Leaf S having 24 kWh claiming 107 miles of range which is longer than 2017 Ford Focus Electric. Ford Focus Electric main drawback is battery placement while Nissan has underfloor battery keeping cargo space intact, this can be found by opening car hatches.

EPA combined 105 MPGe, while Nissan's Leaf is 114 MPGe. Heavy feet can get 60 mph by 9.9 seconds. Auto start button in electric key to precondition cabin but is recommended only when plugged in.

Ford Sync infotainment having Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cabin is similar to what found in gasolene models, adequate back seat, ride is quiet and smooth, apart from cargo limitness there is no other major issue.

Starting Price $30,045
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front motor, front wheel drive
Engine -- permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor, 143 hp, 184 lb-ft, -- 23.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Transmission 1-speed direct drive
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Length 172.9 in
Width 71.8 in
Height 58.2 in
Curb weight 3642 lb
Passenger volume 91 cu ft
Cargo volume 14 cu ft
0-60 mph 9.9 secs.
0-100 mph 17.2 secs.
Top speed 85 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 10 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.8 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 5.9 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 179 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 110/99 MPGe
C/D observed 71 MPGe
Pros better price, normal driving
Cons less cargo space, EV range issue