It seems like not so long ago that Ford Motors was facing eminent doom in the wake of the economic crisis that swept the globe in 2008, from which many are struggling to recover. But Ford — the founding father of the auto industry — has been bouncing back by catering to “customer choice,” and customers are choosing fuel efficiency. In response to consumer demand, Ford is offering up three new electric vehicles: the Focus Electric; the C-MAX Energi; and the C-MAX Hybrid.
Based on the all-new Ford Focus mainstream vehicle, the Focus Electric will offer adequate range to cover the majority of daily driving habits plus a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric vehicles. It will charge in half the time of a Nissan Leaf.
Based on the new Ford C-MAX five-passenger multi-activity vehicle, the C-MAX Energi targets more than 500 miles of driving range using the battery and engine. It delivers better charge-sustaining fuel economy than the Chevrolet Volt.
The full hybrid variant of C-MAX is targeted to deliver better fuel economy than Ford Fusion Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient sedan in America. It also leverages the company’s powersplit hybrid architecture and uses a lighter, smaller lithium-ion battery system.
Ford’s line-up of electric vehicles will also introduce new features and technologies, such as a unique version of their MyFord Touchâ