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Ford is quick to point out how much superior the Focus Electric is compared to the Nissan Leaf

Ford officially announced its Ford Focus Electric at last year's CES. A little over a year later, Ford is announcing the EPA ratings for the 5-seat hatchback.
The Focus Electric is rated at 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city and 99 MPGe on the highway (105 MPGe combined). Ford is quick to boast that the Focus Electric's combined rating is 6 MPGe better than the Nissan Leaf. For comparison, here are the combined MPGe ratings for some other electric and plug-in hybrids on the market:
Ford also points out that the Focus Electric has more passenger space, a faster charging system, and a slightly longer driving range (76 miles versus 73 miles) than the Leaf. However, while the Focus Electric may have better specs and economy ratings than the Leaf, you'll pay for it out of your wallet. The Focus Electric has a base MSRP of $39,995 versus $35,200 for the Leaf before a $7,500 tax credit.
“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.”

The Focus Electric is powered by a 123hp electric motor and a 23 kWh lithium-ion LG Chem battery pack.
Ford recently announced that the upcoming Ford Fusion Energi would have an EPA rating of 100 MPGe.

Source: Ford

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By Shadowmaster625 on 3/2/2012 1:29:52 PM , Rating: 2
Well when gas costs 6 or 8 or 12 dollars a gallon who is going to want to drive more than 75 miles?

By Steve1981 on 3/2/2012 1:55:53 PM , Rating: 2
People will still want to drive more than 75 miles, they just may not be able to afford to do so as often.

By Spuke on 3/2/2012 2:07:59 PM , Rating: 5
I will be. Kind of looking forward to non-congested roads.

By Jeffk464 on 3/2/2012 2:09:41 PM , Rating: 2
Duh, the guy driving the natural gas honda civic. Thats a no brainer.

By Jedi2155 on 3/3/2012 2:03:12 AM , Rating: 2
Which probably still only has 200 miles of range. While you can find a electrical plug just about anywhere....what if they didn't have a CNG fueling station nearby? Lot more difficult to find those...

By greggles on 3/5/2012 9:07:41 AM , Rating: 3
If gas costs 8-12 dollars a gallon, do you think the price of electricity will remain the same?

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