The shocking truth about Ford's Electric Focus
Except for the badge on the door and the unique green plate, there is little to tell the all-electric version from the standard 2012 Ford Focus.
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#1 Aug 26, 2012
The specs are very close to the Nissan Leaf. In the Phoenix area of Arizona, many owners started raising hell with Nissan when their Leafs lost about 33% range the first year of use in the hot climate of Arizona. Nissan was "looking into this". Battery ambient control is nice, but you still need the equivalent of three gallons of gasoline, which is about 105KWh of battery storage onboard. That way you could actually get on a freeway or turnpike and run 65 to 75 MPH to get where you are going and still have a charge to get home on. The guy doing this test is talking 80 KPH or about 50 MPH. You wouldn't want to be on a freeway at 50 MPH.
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