Production of Ford Focus Electric Begins in Michigan

2012 Ford Focus Electric

In brief: Ford has begun production of its Focus Electric battery electric vehicle at its Michigan plant.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 2012 Focus Electric
Manufacturer: Ford

The word

The Michigan Assembly Plant is beginning 2012 Focus Electric production for delivery to initial markets in California and New York/New Jersey before rollout to 15 other launch markets nationally.

The car has an expected EPA rating of 100MPGe (compared to the Leaf's 99MPGe). It has a 23kWh battery pack (li-ion) and an advanced active liquid cooling and heating system to precondition the vehicle and regulate its operating temperature, boosting its efficiency.

The Focus Electric charges in just over 3 hours at 240V and 9 hours at 110V.

And so ...

Ford plans to triple its electrified production capacity in only one year - by 2013.

Photo credits: Ford

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