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Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Electric won't come cheap

We first brought you news of the production Ford Focus Electric earlier this year when it was officially unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Now, Ford has spilled the beans on how much the all-electric car will cost when it debuted next year.
 
According to Ford's new online price configurator/reservation page, the Focus Electric will have a base price of $39,200 plus a destination charge of $795 bringing the total to $39,995. Since the U.S. government is handing money out left and right for "green" vehicles, the price of the Ford Focus Electric drops to $32,495 after a $7,500 federal tax credit.
 
To put this pricing in perspective, the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a base MSRP of $36,050 while the Chevrolet Volt has a base MSRP of $39,995. Both of those figures are before the $7,500 federal tax credit is taken into consideration.
 
The Focus Electric is powered by a 123hp (181 lb-ft torque) electric motor and a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that was co-developed with LG Chem. Top speed for the vehicle is a relatively meager 84 mph.
 
There’s no word on how far the Focus Electric will go on a charge, but we’re guessing that it will be targeting the Nissan’s Leaf’s EPA rating of 73 miles on a charge.

Source: Ford Focus Electric Homepage



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By RDO CA on 11/2/2011 7:23:48 PM , Rating: 2
Cost to charge is probably less than you figured as the battery is a 23kwh but they will not use all of it so you do not have to charge all. The Volt has a 16KWH battery and they have a bottom and top buffer so the total usable is 10.4 KWH. which gives the 40 miles.


By kjboughton on 11/2/2011 8:16:12 PM , Rating: 2
Assumptions of 100% charger efficiency are a pipe dream as well. Use 93% as this is about as good as it gets (for now).


By YashBudini on 11/3/2011 12:33:07 AM , Rating: 2
When it comes to electrical components you can bet heat = waste (heaters excluded). Generators, motors, transformers, power converters, nobody's perfect.


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