When it comes to building cars, there will always be debates about the proper classification of form and function with respect to each other. For electric cars, has released a feature, or at least it was. Ford Focus newly electrified ready to bring some style to the kilowatt Wars.
While the Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, and the most direct competitors for E-Focus, the Nissan Leaf has proven technical wonders, has gained glowing praise of one of its aesthetics. Looks great and push through the air seems to be together. Ford, however, break the mold with Electric Focus on demand available to all kinds of electric competition and look good doing it.
It was not last very difficult feat. The stylish 2012 Focus hatchback already built, could direct its energy towards Ford electric drive. The result is a 100-kilowatt AC motor under the hood, there are laying down 123 hp and 181 pound-feet of torque. The installed power flows from the battery lithium-ion-23 kilowatt-hour behind the rear seats, and reached the electro-mechanical rolling of the front wheels via a single-speed transmission. Once everything is on the floor, Ford says the car is good for 84 km / h maximum.
Park can be gas-powered Focus hatch close, however, and you notice the Electrical Focus hatchback-only 1.1 inches taller. Even without another focus at the settlement, you will notice a few other external changes. Electric Focus gets 17-inch wheels and unique front end resembles the new high performance Focus ST concept that debuted recently, complete with chrome grille Aston Martin-like horizontal slats. There are a number of “electricity” badges scattered and no exhaust, of course.
Like the Volt, charging the electrical connector Focus on the wing mounted between front wheel and the driver’s door. The port is surrounded by a blue light-up ring, the information on the charging system relay. If you say the car connector, the blue light races around the ring twice, everything is in order. If a problem occurs, flashing the whole ring. 25 percent, 50 percent, and so on – while charging the ring into four quadrants, which divided the free state. Solid light quadrants charged the battery shows at this level, while showing around the level of fees currently flashing quadrant. At first glance, it sounds like an intuitive design of the multi-colored lights flashing on the dashboard of the Chevy Volt is. Dead battery charge is expected to take 18 to 20 hours at about 120-volt outlet, but to install a 240-volt charger in your house, and it will do the work in 3-4 hours, half of how long it Nissan Leaf takes the same voltage.
The main differences within the car. Dropping into the driver’s seat, you will find a new instrument cluster, but conscious. Repurposed from Fusion Hybrid, the instrument cluster MYFORD central tachometer output on both sides of 4.2-inch color LCD screen. Instead of lifting the cluster wholesale Fusion Hybrid, Ford has re-register with graphics and new features.
This would be a good time to you to what to try to introduce Ford “budget sector.” On the left screen, display your budget as the current battery charge, estimated range, the distance to the selected point of another charge, and the amount of energy “surplus” available to the appropriations for the estimated area behind the Body. MyView Enables the steering wheel controls you have to individually, to find the information you find most interesting display, as well as the Fusion hybrid. The left screen features Brake Coach, a program that shows you how much energy did the regenerative braking system after each point and what impact it captured on their selection.