Ford used its Focus model as the basis for its first pure-electric car. Using the existing platform makes for more-efficient production. Read full review
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The Focus can be had in sedan and hatchback forms, but the Focus Electric only comes in the hatchback style. Ford's latest design language is apparent in the grille and sides of the car. Read full review
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The electric drive motor uses up very little space in the Focus. Most of the drive system is the battery pack and this power control unit. Read full review
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The Focus Electric has the same amount of passenger room as the gasoline version. Read full review
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The charging port for the car is on the left front fender, making it accessible when pulling into a parking space with a charging station. Read full review
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The Focus Electric is 700 pounds heavier than its gasoline counterpart, so Ford had to tune the suspension for the extra weight. Read full review
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As it's an electric car, there are no tailpipes on the Focus Electric. Read full review
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The cargo area is compromised by the size of the battery pack, but the rear seats still fold down. Read full review
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Ford places a three-compartment hatch behind the battery pack, making for hidden stowage space. Read full review
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The adapter cable for the charging port sits under the rear cargo area. Read full review
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The cabin of the Focus Electric is little changed from the gasoline version. Most of the cabin tech features come standard in the Focus Electric. Read full review
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The car includes MyFord Touch, an interface that puts two LCDs in the instrument cluster showing a variety of useful information. Read full review
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Ford stacks up the buttons between the steering-wheel spokes. Read full review
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This shifter is really a drive selector, as there is no multigear transmission in the Focus Electric. Read full review
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The touch screen shows the MyFord Touch interface, which has been newly refined with more-usable graphics. Read full review
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The navigation system uses maps stored on an SD card, and shows traffic information. Read full review
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Ford includes a convenient list of charging stations in the navigation system's points-of-interest database. Read full review
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The Bluetooth phone system is one of the better cabin tech features in the Focus Electric, with a very easy-to-use interface and good voice control. Read full review
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The Focus Electric accepts a good number of modern audio sources, such as iPod, Bluetooth streaming, and USB. Read full review
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The music library screen offers categories for album, artist, and genre, but you have to drill down to find it. Read full review
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The Bluetooth streaming screen doesn't show track information. Read full review
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The Focus Electric offers a Wi-Fi hot-spot capability, which works when you plug a cellular data dongle into the car's USB port. Read full review
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Traffic, movie listings, and weather come in through a satellite radio feed. Drivers of the Focus Electric can ignore the fuel prices screen. Read full review
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The associated smartphone app lets drivers schedule recharging and shows the charge status. Read full review
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The app also includes a map of nearby charging stations. Read full review
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