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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 vapore0n on 3/2/2012 1:40:10 PM , Rating: 5
Wish the whole Miles Per Gallon would disappear from a fully electric vehicle. Gallon shouldn't even be there.

Miles per full charge?
Miles per kw?
Miles per dollar?
Total range?

By Mitch101 on 3/2/2012 2:19:40 PM , Rating: 2
Your right as long as there is no liquid fuel they are all technically Infinity Miles Per Gallon.

By drycrust3 on 3/2/2012 2:31:16 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget that Ford need to release figures that apply around the world, where fuel and electricity prices are guaranteed to be different from the USA (with 50 states, each of which has its idiosyncrasies).
While "equivalent mpg" isn't perfect, it is the easiest way Ford have of giving potential buyers a guide as to how much a user could expect to pay as a result of their driving habits. It enables a potential buyer, if they are actually interested, to estimate a likely running cost in comparison to their existing car.
The total cost of a vehicle changes with the purchase arrangements, the local registration and on road costs, the insurance costs, the local traffic conditions, etc.

By corduroygt on 3/2/2012 2:58:46 PM , Rating: 2
Miles per kw?

That's power not energy. Miles per kWh is a good measure for an electric car.

By bjacobson on 3/2/2012 6:23:28 PM , Rating: 2
miles per dollar is not a bad idea.

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