Review: Ford Focus Electric 2018

The Ford Focus Electric is a 5-door hatchback electric car produced by Ford. It’s powered by 107 kW electric motor and 35 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery. The 2018, Focus Electric maintains the EPA-estimated driving range of 115 miles  (185 km) – up from 76 miles (122 km) on the 2016 model. The all-electric powertrain and single-speed automatic transmission provide responsiveness and smooth acceleration, reaching speeds of 84 mph. Ford’s longest-range battery electric vehicle now comes standard with all-new DC fast charge, which can deliver 75 miles (120 km) of range in 30 minutes.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Focus Electric 2018
  • First available: December 2011
  • Next Upgrade: March 2018
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 5
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 9.9s
  • Range: 115 miles 185 km
  • Price: $29,120

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium Ion
    • Battery capacity: 35 kWh
    • Battery Range: 185 km battery range
    • Electric drive unit: 107 kW motor (143-horsepower)
  • Charge time

    • Type of charger: Combined charging system charge port of 120V, 240V and direct current capability (DC fast charge)
    • Fast charge time: 30 minutes – DC fast charge, which can deliver 75 miles (120km) of range
    • Full charge time: 5.5 hours at 240V or
    • 30 hours at 120V

Innovation & Self-driving

Special Features

  • SYNC® 3 – Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 8″ LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe Capability
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • Smart Charging USB Ports (Two)
  • SmartGauge® with EcoGuide instrument cluster

Standard Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control
  • Airbags – Dual-stage front, driver’s knee, front-seat side, and Safety Canopy® System with side-curtain airbags
  • Belt-Minder® front safety belt reminder
  • Brakes – Power-assisted, four-wheel disc with Anti-Lock Brake System
  • LATCH – Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
  • Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger with dual-stage front airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Three-point shoulder and lap safety belt system for all seating positions, including rear center
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

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