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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: Hey guess what folks!
By Mint on 3/3/2012 4:46:33 PM , Rating: 0
I suppose you're a Fox News viewer? That would explain how you got so many facts wrong and why you're such a condescending liberal hating prick.
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B) 7500 X 140,000 cars sold in 2011 in the us = 1.05 billion dollars for smug little leftist douche bags like you that believe cutting co2 will save the planet.

First of all, we didn't have anywhere near 140k electric cars sold in 2011.

Secondly, maybe I don't give a shit about CO2, and instead care about tens of thousand of Americans with shortened lives or illnesses from urban air pollution.

Most importantly, maybe I don't give a shit about CO2, and think giving a $7500 tax rebate to a citizen is okay, given that his purchase built a car that will stop 6000+ gallons of gasoline from being consumed over its lifetime, which will prevent $30k+ (for 300+ barrels of oil) from leaving the country and adding to the trade deficit. Maybe I want that money to power the American economy instead.


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