Ford Starts Focus Electric Production in Europe [Video]
Developed as a “One Ford” global vehicle, the Focus Electric is the same model from Detroit to Dusseldorf. It comes with a 143 PS electric motor and a 6.6 kW onboard battery that can deliver around 100 km driving range with 2-3 hours charging, and around 150 km driving range with 3-4 hours charging from a 32 A power supply/ Top speed is 136 km/h due to the limits placed on the gearbox.
The start of production in Germany comes as a result of a €16 million investment into the Saarlouis factory.
“Focus Electric marks the dawn of an exciting new age of full-electric Ford passenger vehicles in Europe, and demonstrates the success of the One Ford strategy in making this sophisticated vehicle available to our European customers,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “It’s a car that addresses the mobility demands and environmental concerns of today’s car buyers in the most direct way possible – combining performance and advanced technology with a zero-emission powertrain.”