2017 Focus Electric gets larger 33.5 kWh batter and over 100 miles range!

Release Date: Early 2017
MSRP: £28,995 in UK, $29,500 in USA
Battery Pack Size: 28 kWh
Electric Range: 124 miles combined
MPGe: 136
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For a long time it seemed like Ford wasn’t really interested in the Focus Electric. From lack of upgrades to lack of marketing, the Focus Electric has just been plugging along all on its own, promoted and discovered online by EV enthusiasts doing their own research.

Back in December Ford announced the Focus EV would get some upgrades including longer range. Now that the 2017 spec sheet for the vehicle has been printed, we can say that Ford delivered what they said they would.

The new 2017 version of the Focus plugin vehicle has a battery that is now a 33.5 kWh liquid cooled lithium ion battery. With a 46% increase in capacity, we can estimate that a 46% increase in the 76 mile EPA range would mean a 100 mile EPA range.

That puts the Focus Electric in competition with the 110 mile 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric, and the 107 mile 2016 Nissan LEAF.

The new version of the Focus EV also gets CCS DC fast charging up to 50 kW.

Delivery of the 2017 model year should start in December 2016.

2 Comments on "2017 Focus Electric gets larger 33.5 kWh batter and over 100 miles range!"

  1. The Focus Electric was a very good car, but 100 mile range in 2017 is too little too late. It is obsolescent the day it hits the showrooms

  2. Increased range, 50 kW CCS DC fast charging, plus my discount as a Ford retiree suits me fine–I ordered one yesterday.

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