The new Ford Focus Electric 5-door hatchback that can be charged from zero to 80 per cent full in just 30 minutes using fast-charging technology is now available to order across parts of Europe: Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland and the U.K.
A new battery with almost 50 per cent more energy storage means drivers can go 225 km (140 miles) on a single charge.
Ford also will launch an all-new fully electric SUV with estimated 480 km (300 mile) range by 2020, amongst 13 new global electrified vehicles in the next five years.
The new Ford Focus Electric can be charged from zero to 80 per cent full in just 30 minutes. *
The zero-emission 5-door hatchback can now also travel up to 225 km (140 miles) on a single battery charge, making it even more practical, and is available to order for customers in Europe. **
“Drivers can recharge our new Ford Focus Electric in the time it takes to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “With new fast-charging capability and an improved battery, the new Focus Electric is a zero-emission family car with driving range and usability that makes sense in the real world.”
The new Focus Electric is one of 13 new global electrified vehicles Ford is launching in the next five years, including:
- An all-new electric SUV
- A new plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van, which is currently being trialled in London
- A hybrid version of the Ford Mustang
Ford is focusing its EV plan on its areas of strength – electrifying its most popular, high-volume commercial vehicles, trucks, SUVs and performance vehicles to make them even more capable, productive and fun to drive – plus more fuel efficient.