Detailed Range Ratings For Updated 2017 Ford Focus EV: 126 Miles In The City!
A couple months back, Ford announced that the 2017 Focus Electric would get a range bump. as well as a bigger 33.5 kWh battery (see here for this news as well as additional changes like adding DC Fast Charging standard for the Model Year 2017 Focus Electric). The old battery was just 23 kWh.
At the time, we reported that electric range for the 2017 Focus EV would increase to 115 miles (up from the 76-mile rating of the previous version, while pricing would fall to $29,120.
Now, courtesy of the EPA’s internal database, we have a breakdown for the electric range of the Focus Electric.
As you can see in the chart above, The 2017 Focus Electric returns 125.8 miles of electric range in the city, but just 101.7 on the highway. That nets a combined rating of 115 miles.
MPGe ratings are 107 MPGe combined, 118 MPGe in the city and 96 MPGe on the highway.
From these figures it’s rather obvious that the Focus Electric is more city-oriented runabout, rather than long-range highway cruiser.
Though Focus Electric sales are and always have been low, the range increase is welcome nonetheless. Now we just need that 200-mile Focus Electric for say $34,000 to come along.