Eric from Ford talked with Jeffrey about the Ford Focus Electric at CES. Items discussed included the internal battery system, the interactive charging system inside, strength of the vehicle, recycled material, and how these vehicles can be 100% made in the USA.
Over 50% of the body is high-strength steel. The battery is around this steel, which will protect you and the battery in case of a crash. With the new Ford assembly line (a video Jeffrey recorded in December), a power train vehicle build can be switched at a moments notice.
The best part is the Focus Electric will get you over 100 miles per charge. That, along with recycled bottles and rubber making the seats, floormats and gaskets around your car, this is a truely green vehicle for you.
Check out the new Ford Focus Electric. This vehicle is due out in late 2011. The biggest feature of course is that its driven by batteries. The dashb0ard is showing all kinds of information but what caught my eye was the flying butterflies. Sean from Ford was very kind to take over the microphone and give is the grand tour of the new features of the new Ford Focus.
The price is not set yet but one reason, which allows Ford to keep prices down is the fact that they have found a way to use the same production line for all their Ford vehicles. One production line for any type of Ford whether it be electric or something else.