Ford Electric Vehicles
The Ford Focus Battery Electric Vehicle was first introduced by Ford at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Concept used the European Mark II as the donor vehicle, and incorporated parts of Ford’s North American hybrid technology from the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Ford Focus Electric pre-production car was unveiled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show under the name of Ford Focus Electric. The Ford Focus Electric is Ford’s first full production all electric passenger vehicle and began production in December of 2011.
Ford has now moved more of its green vehicle efforts into hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles including the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi, as well as the multi-purpose Ford C-max Hybrid and Ford C-max Energi.
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The Ford C-max Energi is part of Ford’s C-max vehicle line. The C-max is Ford’s first dedicated hybrid line built from the ground up to be a class dominating hybrid crossover vehicle.
The C-max Energi is a plug-in hybrid that allows you to drive 21 miles on pure electric power. After the 7.4 kWh lithium ion battery pack is depleted, the gasoline engine kicks in for another 600 miles.
The Ford Focus Electric is not like the Nissan Leaf that was built specifically as an electric vehicle. The Ford Focus Electric is just a normal Ford Focus with an electric motor and battery packs – which could mean sacrificing cabin space or trunk space for all of those batteries. Ford hasn’t released many details yet such as range, top speed, electric motor specs etc. Initial launch markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and the New York metro area (NY/NJ).
The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Using a similar drivetrain to the Ford C-max Energi, the Fusion Energi will have around 20 miles of electric range before the gasoline engine takes over. Based on the award winning Ford Fusion Sedan, the Fusion Energi is larger and more luxurious than the C-max Energi.