Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced in the past week that the 2012 Ford Focus Electric will be the first five-passenger vehicle to have the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. The 2012 Ford Focus Electric vehicle will be manufactured as the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The car charges in about half the time that the Nissan Leaf does. The charge time of the Ford Focus Electric is about 3 hours with 240-volt outlets.
“The Focus Electric is a shining example of the leading fuel economy Ford is offering for each new vehicle,” stated Ford group vice president of Global Product Development Derrick Kuzak in an interview with the Detroit News. “Whether people want a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery-electric vehicle, we have a family of vehicles for them to consider, providing a range of options to best meet their needs and support their driving habits and lifestyles.”
A limited number of Focus Electric vehicles will be first available in California and New York in the new year. More of the vehicles will be available in 15 other cities as production of the vehicle increases.