An all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect commercial van is coming in late 2010, followed by the Ford Focus Electric in 2011.
Focus Electric is a spin on the gas-powered Ford Focus, which will be available later this year. The electrified Focus will be powered purely by batteries, which means it will never use a drop of gas and will produce zero emissions.
The Focus Electric will be rechargeable using wall outlets and is targeted to get up to 100 miles per charge, making it ideal for daily commuters. Charging the car’s lithium-ion batteries will take between six to eight hours using a 220V wall outlet or longer, using a 110V outlet.
Focus Electric will also feature a user-friendly interface display to provide the driver with information on vehicle range and battery charge.
“Ford is committed to help lead the way to find creative solutions to ensure that electrified vehicles can deliver benefits to our customers, the environment and our business around the globe in a sustainable way,” said Nancy Gioia, Ford director of Global Electrification.
Source: The Ford Story