(Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 10:25AM by Laurel Steele)
The 2013 Ford Focus Electric has an impressive estimated driving range of 76 miles, which means folks working a few towns over can easily go to work without needing to recharge. But that’s not all. This superstar sedan also offers the best in luxury, tech features, and safety. Consider a used model for your first electric car.
The Focus Electric runs on a 107-kilowatt electric motor that feeds off a lithium-ion battery pack located in the trunk. It generates 143 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Recharging the battery takes just four short hours, which can be done at home or at a charging station while you’re out and about.
The Environmental Protection Agency rating is measured in mpge or “miles per gallon equivalent”. Auto Trader explains that the EPA equates 33.7 kilowatt-hours (kW-hrs) to one gallon of gas, giving the Ford Focus Electric a rating of 110 mpge in the city and 99 mpge on the highway. Not too shabby when you consider that even the best sedans only get about 40 mpg on the highway.
Special features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, and a 9-speaker Sony audio system. The handy Focus Electric mobile app allows you to track your car’s charging status and locate nearby charging stations.
Drivers and passengers can feel safe in the Focus, which gave a standout performance in government crash tests receiving a perfect five-star rating. The very picky Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded it a “Good” rating (the top possible score) in every category, except for small overlap front test for which it received the second highest rating.
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