European Ford Focus EV Gets 33.5-kWh Battery Pack, Improved Electric Range
Ford has begun sales of its updated Focus Electric in Europe this month.
Thankfully, the latest version is equipped with the same 33.5 kWh battery offering as now found in North America (in place of the previous 23 kWh pack) and for the very first time, a DC fast charging inlet (CCS Combo) is also part of the package.
The range of the updated 2017 Focus Electric stands at 225 km (140 miles) under NEDC, but the more realistic tests by EPA indicate one should expect 185 km (115 miles) of real-world driving.
The all-electric Focus’ powertrain remains the same at 145 hp, which is good for about 11.4 seconds runs to 62 mph (100 km/h).
As an example of pricing, in Germany (see offer here) the 2017 Focus Electric starts at €34,900 (over $37,000 USD), so its not a raging deal by any stretch of the imagination.
“Inside the cabin, the electric vehicle boosts SYNC 3 infotainment system with extended voice commands, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and capacitive touchscreen display. Standard equipment includes a dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, and LED taillights. German prices remain unchanged – Ford is asking at least €34,900 ($37,138) for the vehicle, which is already available to order.”
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