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2016 Ford Focus Electric

2016 Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Electric has solid, responsive handling, a well-appointed interior, and stanch, aerodynamic styling. Offered at more than 900 Ford EV Certified dealers throughout North America and Europe, the 2016 Focus Electric is now equipped with standard SYNC® 3 – Ford's latest communications and entertainment system. SYNC 3 features a new, easy-to-use design and interface. 2016 Ford Focus Electric
In 2015, Focus Electric had an EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of 76 miles on a single charge, and delivered a top speed of up to 84 mph. A full charge can take 3.6 hours with an available 240-volt charge station.

Ford continues to offer many standard and available features for 2016:

•Now standard are SYNC, MyKey®, rearview camera, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, door locks with auto lock, rear disc brakes, hill start assist, perimeter alarm and HD Radio™
•Two new colors – Shadow Black and Kona Blue
•Smart charging can be done via two-amp ÚSB ports
•MyFord® Mobile app helps owners control the vehicle remotely

2016 Ford Focus Electric
The hatchback leverages Ford's global C-car platform shared by the gasoline and, outside North America, diesel-powered Focus models. Focus Electric is one of five vehicles included in Ford's electrification lineup. C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid are sold at every Ford dealership. Plug-in vehicles such as Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi are sold through Ford EV Certified dealers.

2016 Ford Focus Electric
Focus gasoline and electric models sold in North America are built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan*, with production powered in part by one of the largest solar energy generator systems in the state.

2016 Ford Focus Electric
A car with more
Based on the fuel-powered Focus, Focus Electric's all-electric powertrain and single-speed automatic transmission deliver responsiveness and smooth acceleration, reaching speeds of 84 mph – all while the cabin remains quiet and comfortable.

Focus Electric offers a host of standard safety and security features for 2016 including seven airbags and AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control, along with voice-activated SYNC 3 telephone connectivity and MyKey for North America. The car features use of eco-conscious materials such as soy, bio-based foam seat cushions and fabric made with recycled content. The REPREVE seat fabric is made from 100 percent recycled content.

Other standard features on Focus Electric for North America include 15-spoke, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 60/40 split rear seat, Intelligent Access with push-button start, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Sony® Audio with nine speakers, Sirius® Satellite Radio with Sirius Traffic and Travel Link, HD Radio and voice-activated navigation. (posted on

An empowering experience
Focus Electric owners have access to a suite of driver information systems designed to help manage the recharge process, navigate the most eco-conscious route, monitor battery state of charge and maximize energy efficiency to optimize driving range. This carefully engineered set of tools is designed to provide new electric vehicle owners the information they need to enjoy gas-free driving.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine :
Power: 143 hp
Torque: 184 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual6-speed Automatic6-speed Automatic
Just as the growing leafy vine of SmartGauge® with EcoGuide represents fuel efficiency in other Ford hybrids such as C-MAX Energi and Fusion Hybrid, the cluster display in Focus Electric uses blue butterflies to represent surplus range – the more butterflies there are, the greater the range.

In creating SmartGauge with EcoGuide, Ford designers were inspired by the phenomenon known as 'the butterfly effect,' in which a small change – like choosing to drive an electric car – can have an impact. To reinforce the message, at the end of each trip a display screen provides distance driven, miles gained through regenerative braking, energy consumed and comparative gasoline information achieved by driving electric.

Remote control
Off-board, Focus Electric owners in North America can maintain contact with the car anywhere they have a mobile phone or Internet access using the Ford-developed MyFord Mobile app and website. This will allow owners to:
•Receive instant vehicle status information
•Perform key functions remotely
•Monitor the car's state of charge and current range
•Get alerts when the vehicle requires charging or has finished charging
•Remotely program charge settings and download vehicle data for analysis

The feature also allows owners to precondition the car. Owners set the car to be heated or cooled to a desired temperature, by a selected time, while the vehicle is charging from the grid. When the driver is ready to go, the cabin awaits at the desired temperature, saving battery energy.

Úsers can also locate the vehicle with GPS, remotely start the vehicle, and remotely lock and unlock the car doors.

MyFord Mobile can remotely request charging status updates so customers can check existing charge levels and estimated fuel and EV ranges, as well as the amount of charge time necessary for additional distances. The system can remotely lock and unlock doors, start and stop the vehicle, and monitor and schedule charging. Set Go Times, which is a preconditioning function, allows the driver to set a desired interior temperature before departing to help maximize range.** MyFord Mobile allows for trip planning and estimates of CO2 emissions saved by driving in electric mode, as well as for owners to see how their driving behaviors rank with others in the region.

Getting charged up
The 2016 Focus Electric offers a feature to help owners in the Únited States charge their vehicles at reduced utility rates, lowering the cost of ownership.

The tool is designed to help customers reduce unnecessary expense by providing an optimized charge. In the future, these smart charging habits may help utility companies understand and better manage the demands electrified vehicles place on the electric grid.

Ford worked with supplier Yazaki to provide an industry-standard five-point plug that is not only comfortable to hold and durable, but is also pleasing to the eye. When the connector is plugged into the vehicle's charge port, it activates an LED light ring that loops around the port twice in acknowledgement of connectivity. The light ring then illuminates in quadrants as the vehicle charges. Flashing quadrants represent charge in progress and solidly lit quadrants show charge completion. In the unlikely event of a fault, the entire ring will flash. When the entire ring is solidly lit, the vehicle is fully charged.

Reducing charge time has never been easier with a Ford-recommended 240-volt home charging station. The charging station can provide a full battery charge in as little as 3.6 hours. Both portable and hard-wired stations are available.

SunPower and Ford have also teamed up to offer customers clean, economical solar power at home. Ford electrified vehicle customers may save on monthly energy bills, plus receive a rebate of up to $1,500 for purchasing, or $500 for leasing, a SunPower solar system.

Batteries included
Focus Electric is powered by a lithium-ion battery engineered by Ford in cooperation with suppliers. The system uses heated and cooled liquid to help maximize battery life and fuel-free driving range.

Thermal management of lithium-ion battery systems is critical to the success of pure electric vehicles. Focus Electric's active liquid system heats or chills a coolant before pumping it through the battery cooling system. This regulates temperature throughout the system against external conditions. On hot days, chilled liquid absorbs heat from the batteries, dispersing it through a radiator before pumping it through the chiller again. On cold days, heated liquid warms the batteries, gradually bringing the system's temperature to a level that allows it to efficiently accept charge energy and provide enough discharge power for expected vehicle performance.

٭Assembled in the Únited States with foreign and domestic parts.
٭٭Effectiveness of preconditioning may be reduced by extreme outside temperatures or when using 120-volt charging.

Source - Ford

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