Ford: production of the focus electric started

Ford: production of the focus electric started

Production of the purely battery-powered ford focus for the european market began on wednesday in saarlouis, saarland. The electric car with a range of between 100 and 162 kilometers is to be launched in germany in july. The electric version of the focus has already been rolling off the production line in the us state of michigan since the end of 2011.

The 107-kw electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. If the empty 23 kwh battery is charged for three hours with the integrated 6.6 kw charger, the focus should have enough energy for 100 kilometers. The full range of maximum 162 kilometers is reached after seven hours with a 16 amp power pack, with 32 amps it should take three to four hours. Ford also promises that the e-focus uses 95 percent of the kinetic energy released during braking to charge the battery pack.

The e-motor’s output of 107 kw (145 hp) was used for more than the 135 km. Since in europe, with the exception of poland, bulgaria and germany, cars are not allowed to go faster anyway, this makes perfect sense.

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