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Ford Focus Electric Certified at 105 MPG

PC Magazine -- Ford said Friday that the 2012 Ford Focus Electric has now been certified as the U.S. most fuel-efficient five-passenger vehicle, with a whopping combined 105 MPG rating.

Specifically, the Ford Focus Electric sports a 110 MPG equivalent (MPGe) rating on city streets and 99 MPGe on the highway. Those ratings edge the Nissan Leaf, which boasts a combined rating of 101 MPGe, and 92 MPG for the highway.

As Consumer Reports notes, the Mitsubishi "i" is rated at the equivalent of 112 MPG, but it seats four. The Focus costs $39,995, plus a federal tax credit of $7,500.

According to Ford, Focus Electric label also certifies that the car has a range of 76 miles on a single charge.

Ford has also partnered with solar panel maker SunPower to offer a rooftop household solar installation for new own


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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:54:19 AM

I don't like electrics yet but I would bet Ford over Volt or any other gummint car that someone wants to force me to buy.
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:39:51 AM

MPH is one thing, but that does not include the price it will cost to charge up the battery & how many charges is a battery good for, I heard they were expensive to replace. At $40,000. that's twice what I paid for my Pruis.
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:34:45 AM

It cost only a little less than the Volt. What makes ford thinks it will be a winner?
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 2:44:40 AM

Too expensive.
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Cars are too expensive, both to buy & maintain.
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I want my flux capacitor.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:11:04 AM

Beware of the hidden costs..The Repairs
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:10:05 AM

good but $40,000 is bit too much
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:07:50 AM

“Ford has also partnered with solar panel maker SunPower to offer a rooftop household solar installation for new owners of the upcoming Ford Focus electric.”

Good for Ford; this is the only way that EVs make any sense – coupled with solar recharging. I hope Ford stock will go up.
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abacus44
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:07:32 AM

Still not convinced!
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frostyWV
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:07:26 AM

they need more range.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:07:09 AM

Good work Ford!
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:05:52 AM

The EPA has some silly formula to compute a phony MPG for electric cars, to help illustrate efficiency vs. gasoline.
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:05:35 AM

What is the range on gas?
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:04:06 AM

I don't think an all electric car would fulfill my needs, but home it does well. What is the meaning of MPG for an all electric car?
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:02:10 AM

Amazing!
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 12:00:40 AM

Once again, Ford comes up with a real winner for those who are willing to pay the premium for a plug-in electric car.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:54:51 PM

That is better then the Volt and Leaf. GOOD JOB, FORD.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:53:03 PM

I have a Cadillac Escalade and it gets 15.8 mpg
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:52:21 PM

Good grief, that piece of junk cost $40K. Forget it!!

I rather buy a used Hummer for 20K and have 20K leftover for gas.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:51:56 PM

I think Ford are the best but don't like electrics by anyone.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:51:27 PM

I'd rather have a Flinstone mobile than a electric Ford or even a Ford at all. Tried one once. Never again.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:48:15 PM

Buy it if you want it!!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:44:27 PM

They just do not compete with gas auto's. High cost and very limited range and use.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:40:37 PM

Interesting.... Need to see more data on this....
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:38:57 PM

How can an electric car get any miles per gallon? Apples and oranges. A better statistic would be dollars per mile or kilometer.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:38:41 PM

surrrre
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:35:52 PM

Good work but need to work on the range for a single charge. Also need to provide cheaper/more convenient re-charging methods.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:35:22 PM

electric is an option for some
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:33:44 PM

It sounds good if one can afford it.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:26:47 PM

I will certify if for 120 MPH by pushing it over a cliff @32ft. per sec2. but that doesn't mean it is a good car.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:26:08 PM

very good
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:25:51 PM

can we make these cars more affordable?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:25:29 PM

should be a gold car
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:23:19 PM

I don't care what an electric car is "certified" at because electric cars will not be sufficient for transportation beyond the neighborhood. You can't drive to any destinations of distance and expect to "fill your tank" and get where you want to go with an electric car. There is also no study of how much an electric car costs to operate. Electricity is not any cheaper than gasoline. How much does it cost per mile using just an electric charge?

Electric cars are okay for golf courses and shopping malls, but don't expect anything more from them. Try to recall the last product you had that used a rechargeable battery, such as a laptop, cell phone, GPS, electric razor, etc. None of these products have a battery that is good for much after a short lifespan of use.

The bottom line is that electric cars are neat to think about conceptually, but they are not practical or cheap. Until they can invent the perpetual motion machine or find a way to recharge an electric car continuously on the road without having to plug it in, they should remain just ideas from science fiction.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:23:17 PM

the solar panel is the only interesting part of this story
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:21:22 PM

whopping improvements in mpg - keep it up!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:20:49 PM

no thanks
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kjme4ever
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:19:30 PM

still need to go further on a single charge and they need to be priced so "normal" people can buy them. Not everybody has $40K to buy a new vehicle.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:12:36 PM

Who says they don't build good cars in the USA? :-)
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:10:25 PM

Good for Ford. I would wait til the cars get more miles per charge.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:09:28 PM

can't afford these new cars...
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:08:29 PM

I just cannot afford to save so much money.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:07:25 PM

GO FORD!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:06:41 PM

Too expensive yet!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:06:13 PM

Sounds more like Corporate lies!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:05:27 PM

Still too costly. However, I am glad to see Ford doing well. Unlike GM and Chrysler that stole from the US taxpayers.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:02:40 PM

Sounds good!
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Good in cities with high pollution levels
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 10:58:52 PM

sounds great
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