The 2012 Ford Focus Electric did not have enough ratings to earn a valid Total Car Score within the Compact Sedan and Wagon category. It is among the first in a wave of electric vehicles that are being produced by major automakers.
Reviewers praised the Ford Focus Electric for its zero tailpipe emissions and extremely green approach to motoring. Other pluses include its short recharge time, a well-equipped interior with plenty of tech features, nimble handling and strong off-the-line acceleration.
Negative feedback for the Focus Electric revolves around a limited charging infrastructure and a 100-mile cruising range that may be further reduced in poor weather conditions. It was also noted for having limited legroom in the rear seat.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is based on the all-new third-generation Ford Focus. This is the first year for the electric variant.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is a battery-powered hatchback with no specific trim designation.
Standard equipment includes a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, full power accessories, steering wheel audio controls, 17-inch wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, ambient lighting, push-button start, MyFord Touch technology and a premium 10-speaker stereo.
On the safety front the Focus Electric offers ABS, stability control, six airbags and a post-crash rescue/emergency alert feature through MyFord Sync technology.
Power for the front-wheel drive Focus Electric comes from a 92-kilowatt electric motor tied to a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric currently has no fuel-equivalency rating from the EPA.
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