Ford Focus Electric
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As the first Focus Electric gas-free models arrive at dealerships, Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp. executives are highlighting the car’s connectivity and recharging technologies as the kind of innovations required to help address global transportation challenges such as congestion and oil dependency.
The first Ford dealers have been officially certified to sell the company’s first all-electric car — the 2012 Ford Focus Electric — America’s most fuel-efficient five-seater with an EPA rating of 110 MPGe city that is capable of being recharged in nearly half the time as Nissan Leaf.
Magna E-Car Systems, a partnership between Magna International and the Stronach Group, announced today the grand opening of its latest facility, a plant in Grand Blanc Township that manufactures components for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Ford Motor Co. will promote the launch of the Focus Electric with Plugged In, the first reality competition series from the digital media pioneer Yahoo.
Ford’s all-new Focus Electric is now officially America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger car with a certified 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and 99 MPGe on the highway.
Ford Motor Co. and Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi Inc. announced Thursday that the use of Unifi’s Repreve fabric will divert about 2 million post-consumer plastic bottles for use in the new Focus Electric and other new vehicles for the next model year.
Ford Motor Co. said it is the first automaker to use Repreve brand fiber in the seat fabric of a car — in this case, the all-new Focus Electric.
Potential customers are getting a chance to help develop the final in-dash display for the Ford Focus Electric through the use of a specially designed driving simulator.
Ford and SunPower Corp. teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to “Drive Green for Life” by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.