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The UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the unveiling of a new diesel-burning Ford Focus ST. Ford’s new oil burner is targeted at the VW Golf GTD, and will be seen June 27 as the automaker reveals the gas-powered Focus ST as well. Performance from the 2.0-liter TCDi engine is a claimed 182, and […]

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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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Ford Motor Co. has confirmed another slashing of the Focus Electric’s price by $6,000 to $29,995 including dealer shipping charge. The converted all-electric 2012 Focus began sales in 17 initial markets in November 2011 at $39,995 with first deliveries in December. In July 2013 it received a $4,000 cut, and now if anyone questions whether […]

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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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