Production of Ford Focus Electric Begins in Michigan
In brief: Ford has begun production of its Focus Electric battery electric vehicle at its Michigan plant.
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Make/Model: 2012 Focus Electric
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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