Vehicle Overview

The Focus Electric is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle, based on the Ford Focus compact hatchback. The EPA has rated the car around 76 miles per charge. Ford estimates that a depleted Focus Electric battery pack will recharge in as little as four hours using a 240-volt home charging station. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New For 2014
There are no changes for the 2014 model year.

Exterior Highlights

  • Shares similar shape with the gas-only Focus hatchback
  • Charging port on driver-side front fender surrounded by LED charging display
  • Distinctive front grille, more aerodynamic nose
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • LED running lamps with high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • "Electric" badges

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five in standard cloth seats; leather upholstery available
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Configurable, twin LCD screens flanking speedometer
  • Sony audio
  • Sync with MyFord Touch technology
  • Push-button start
  • Cabin can be preheated or precooled on grid power before a trip, conserving driving range

Under the Hood

  • 23-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with liquid heating and cooling to maximize range and battery life
  • 143-horsepower electric motor
  • Top speed of 84 mph
  • Regenerative braking
  • 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger for 240-volt charging
  • 120-volt charging cord for common household outlets and slower charging
  • Single-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors