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For 2014, Ford’s electric version of the Focus remains the sole pure electric vehicle of the brand. Launched late 2011 as a 2013 model, the Focus Electric is Ford’s answer both to the Nissan Leaf and to government regulations. While Nissan chose to design a complete car from the ground up with the Leaf, Ford […]

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Yesterday Ford revealed the 2015 Focus sporting new looks and fuel efficient engines. The world’s best-selling nameplate is expected by Ford to hold onto this title with the help of its new look that emulates other recent Ford vehicle designs and more advanced technologies that improve driver comfort and safety. The new look and added […]

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Ford announced today the 2013 Ford Focus Electric earned the highest vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Focus Electric, which is Ford’s first all-electric passenger vehicle, earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash […]

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City CarShare is adding two new Ford Focus all-electric vehicles to its San Francisco fleet. The car sharing company’s fleet now includes 13 plug-in electric hybrids (PHEVs) and five all-electric vehicles (EVs). Forty-four percent of City CarShare’s fleet is now made up of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In total, City CarShare has 18 […]

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Ford is making the case for electric driving with an emphasis this week on its Focus Electric having just received approval for single occupancy driving in California’s High Occupancy Vehicle lanes. The $39,995 vehicle is being introduced in California, New York and New Jersey in the first half of this year, with availability in 19 […]

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During the introduction of the 2012 Focus at the North American International Auto Show last January, Ford hinted that highway fuel economy could be in the 40 mpg range. Now, Ford has confirmed—sort of—that, indeed, the Focus would deliver 40 mpg highway mileage. Actually, the press release said that it “will deliver a projected 40 […]

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As Ford prepares to revamp the third-generation Focus, a report from the UK says the Dearborn-based manufacturer is considering a plug-in version. Presently Ford’s C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi are its two plug-ins offering an estimated 21 miles electric range, and a Focus could accept their same 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and electrification without major […]

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The 2013 Ford Focus and Focus Electric earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Focus is one of six vehicles in the small car segment to achieve IIHS’s highest rating. Top Safety Pick+ is a new category in the IIHS ratings. Vehicles must earn a “good” rating for […]

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Ford says it will cut $4,000 from its limited-market 2014 Focus Electric when the car is launched this summer. The Focus Electric is based on the regular gas-powered global platform Focus, and this re-examination of the price follows Ford having already cut lease rates for the 2013 model. Base price will now be $35,200 but […]

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If you’re a consumer that’s committed to the idea of having an all-electric car, but have held back on the purchase because of comparatively high prices for EVs, now might be the time to consider taking the EV plunge. While not widely advertised, at least not yet, Ford is offering a substantial discount, to the […]

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