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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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RE: WTF?
By Keeir on 3/3/2012 3:18:30 PM , Rating: 2
Hm. I see something very different. I get ~45,000 with no negative values being listed (which is why I quoted ~37,500)


RE: WTF?
By corduroygt on 3/3/2012 3:52:10 PM , Rating: 2
Here is what it gives for me, I use VA zip code, which does not have any State incentives for PHEV vehicles. I get the same result for NJ or MD zip codes as well.

http://i.imgur.com/xazNp.png


RE: WTF?
By Keeir on 3/3/2012 6:19:56 PM , Rating: 2
Interesting. I am mobile right now, maybe that's why...

I find that chart fairly accurate.

So its pretty much like I have said? The Volt is more expensive than a Civic but less than a Civic Si over 70 months?


RE: WTF?
By corduroygt on 3/3/2012 8:11:45 PM , Rating: 2
The Civic Si is a much higher performance bracket than the Volt, yet it's 5-year cost according to KBB is still less, at $36200. Honda's retain their value really well, so that's not that surprising since the biggest cost is depreciation in all cases.


RE: WTF?
By Spuke on 3/4/2012 6:42:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Reading Comprehension. If you read, you'd discover that 40,354 number include 0 Federal Rebate.
I'm not sure we can count the entire $7500 tax credit in totality. Tax credits can only be applied to taxes you owe. So you only get the full $7500 IF you owe $7500 in taxes. If you owe $800, you can only use $800 of that credit. If you get a refund, you don't get any of it. Also, it can only be applied once and it is non-transferable. Only the original owner can use it.


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