The Ford Focus Electric most recently became the most fuel efficient, five-passenger car in America, with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and 99 MPGe on the highway.
“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or power train technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer, Focus Electric. “The Focus and Fusion can be driven up to 100 miles on a single charge, depending on driving habits.”
The EPA-approved label will note that customers could save up to $9,700 in fuel costs over the course of five years compared to the average, new fuel-powered vehicle.
“We’ve been working for three years to make the Focus Electric America’s most fuel efficient vehicle of its kind,” noted Chuck Grey, Ford chief engineer of Global Core Engineering, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. “The entire group feels like a sports team that has just won a major championship. It’s a good feeling to be at this point right now.”
Production on the vehicle began in 2011, and it will be available in 19 markets by the end of 2012.