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John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 2, 2015

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4.5 (Excellent)
MPG
110 City / 99 Highway

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2016 Ford Focus Electric OVERVIEW

Electric power isn't anything new to the popular Focus compact. The stylish hatchback has been available in gas-free form for five years now, sharing improvements in lockstep with the rest of the line. You might not be able to go as far or as fast in the Focus Electric, but your days of buying and burning fossil fuel will be over.

What's New for 2016

The Focus Electric gets a revamped infotainment interface known as Sync 3.

Ford Focus Electric

Choosing Your Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Interior

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.

CarsDirect Tip

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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Ford Focus Electric Rear

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