Ford Focus Electric Becomes America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Five-Passenger Vehicle with 110 MPGe EPA Rating

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Ford’s Focus Electric Vehicle just got EPA certification of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and 99 MPGe on the highway.

Furthermore, the Focus Electric Vehicle (EV) also got 105 MPGe combined. This is higher than the Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe.

According to Ford reps, The Focus EV has more passenger room and a faster charging system that allows for a full recharge in nearly half the time of Nissan Leaf.photo (1)

The Focus line soon will be joined by the new 2013 Ford Fusion hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (phev). The PHEV is expected to get more than 100 MPGe in electric mode.

“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer, Focus Electric. “The Focus and Fusion are great examples of how we transformed our fleet of cars, utilities and trucks with leading fuel efficiency.”

This EPA label also says customers could save $9,700 in fuel costs over the course of llllfive years. Batteries will last 10 plus so $18,000 in fuel savings and don’t forget oil, brakes and all other parts.Comparative savings could go even higher if the current trend of rising gas prices continues. In California alone, the cost for a gallon of gas rose 20 cents in a seven-day period that ended last week.

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Faster charging with 240 volts also can extend range as drivers can more quickly recharge between stops – up to 20 miles per charge hour – so they can significantly improve a car’s range during a busy day of driving by recharging multiple times.

For those who need to charge up while away from home, the number of charging stations continues to rise. In the last 10 months the number of charging stations in the United States has risen from 750 to 5,507, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Finally, to help cut charging costs at home, a unique value charging feature powered by Microsoft is designed to help owners in the U.S. charge their vehicles at the cheapest utility rates, which can make charging the Focus Electric less costly than charging the Nissan Leaf.