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.
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.
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.