Ford Focus Electric receives EPA ratings, and beats the Leaf

Release Date: Available in initial markets, full rollout in 2013
MSRP: $39,995 US
Battery Pack Size: 23 kWh
Electric Range: 76 miles (EPA rated)
MPGe: 105 MPGe
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If there’s one thing that comes to mind when I think of the Ford Focus Electric, I think of how the Ford Press Team has seemingly avoided commenting on their missed deadlines. We’ve talked about the Ford Focus Electric unannounced delays before, and we’re happy to see Ford actually coming to press with some new info.

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has finally received it’s EPA ratings, and Ford engineers are excited to beat the Nissan Leaf – so excited, the Ford Press Release does all it can to try to rub it’s numbers in the face of the first to market Nissan Leaf. The Ford Focus Electric is rated at 105MPGe, which beats out the Nissan Leaf number by 6 MPGe.

From Ford: “topping the Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while also offering more motor power, passenger room and standard features.” Ford was also quick to mention that the Ford Focus Electric can recharge in about half the time of the Nissan Leaf. The EPA also gave the Ford Focus Electric a range of 76 miles, which is 3 miles more than the Nissan Leaf.

Some Nissan Leaf supporters were quick to point out that the Ford Focus Electric also has the Nissan Leaf beat with it’s price – the Ford Focus Electric starts at $39,200 and costs 11% more than the Nissan Leaf that starts at $35,200.

We hope the Ford Focus Electric does well and Ford is able to meet their roll-out-to-market timelines. For more info on the Focus EV, visit the Ford Focus Electric Forum.

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