As in previous years, the Focus Electric is powered by a 143-horsepower electric motor that's fed by a lithium-ion battery pack and paired with a single-speed automatic transmission You're good to travel for up to 76 miles on a full charge. Top speed is limited to 84 mph, but the Electric can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds, which matches some gasoline-powered compacts. Recharging a fully depleted battery pack takes about four hours on a 240-volt home charging station.
Since the large battery pack would virtually eliminate the sedan body's trunk, the Electric comes only as a hatchback with up to 34 cubic feet of cargo space. It's also lavishly equipped relative to other Focus models. Standard fare includes a rearview camera, keyless ignition, remote start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, and a 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio.
In terms of technology, you get a navigation system and the new Sync 3 infotainment interface. Exclusive to the Electric are xenon headlamps, LED taillamps, and specific 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Like many EVs, the Focus Electric comes just "one way." The only factory option to consider is leather upholstery, which automatically comes with a power driver seat.
Regular price cuts have kept the Electric downright affordable for a well-equipped EV. Also keep in mind that you may qualify for a federal tax credit up to $7,500, in addition to any state or local incentives where you live.
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