2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Ford Focus Electric promises to electrify Europe

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 6, 2012

Ford’s Focus Electric, the automaker’s first-ever all-electric passenger car, will be seen at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. This model will start selling in the UK in 2013. The Ford Focus Electric is targeted to be driven for 100 miles on a single charge. However, charging takes only three to four hours when it’s connected to a proper charging facility and it is equipped with a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The hatchback Focus said that it comes with steering, handling and braking feel is shared with the more flexible, sporty, fuel-powered five-door model that was used as its basis.

Since the unit doesn’t have a petrol or diesel engine, it comes with a amazing aerodynamics that results to a quite and comfortable in-car experience. Starting with the Launch, the Focus Electric will come with Ford’s advanced voice control, device integration and connectivity interface, SYNC, with special features that show off the benefits of driving an electric vehicle in the most efficient way.

Odell said that the company offers a series of smart driver information technologies to emphasize their transportation needs. Ford Electric is the flagship of its new lineup of electric vehicles.

“We believe that experiencing the responsive performance and agility of the new Ford Focus Electric will add to the excitement customers are already feeling about this very viable and cost-effective car,” said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe’s CEO and chairman. “The suite of smart driver information technologies will transform the way customers think about energy usage and their transportation needs,” added Odell.

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