the technical features of The Ford Focus EV 2017 no longer a mystery thanks to the guys at InsideEVs. According to the publication they have had access to the technical details the all-new Focus electric on whose tab it is revealed that he has a new battery of 33.5 kWh capacity that replaces the current 23 kWh, which means a +46% capacity.
The translation of these numbers is very easy since to more capacity of their batteries, more electric range has unquestionably. The compact electric for Ford will increase its range from the current 76 miles (122 km) 110 miles (177 km), according to the cycle of approval EPA.
250 km according to the cycle NEDC
With the new battery pack is placed at the height of the two great rivals who will face: the new Hyundai Ioniq, electric and the Nissan Leaf’s 30 kWh, both with a range of autonomy of approximately 110 miles according to the EPA, in our region we have as a reference the cycle NEDC that calculates a range of about 250 km for each one of them.
Among the mechanical upgrades, the main protagonist is the remarkable increase of the capacity of your batteries, but these also come supported by a system of rapid recharging that will support up to 50 kW. Such a system will be able to recharge up to 80% of its battery in 30 minutes.
Finally, the electric version of the compact can be distinguished from their brethren of combustion by new aesthetic details exterior that make it most unique. In place of the current wheels 17-inch that are available in the range Focus, it will have tires of the same size but of unique design called “Sparkle Silver” for the electric model along with a new tone to the body called White Gold (white Gold).
Ford wants to carry out an ambitious plan to take force in the market of electric vehicles with the future Ford Model E of which I already talked about a few days. This new version of the Focus electric gives us an insight of part of the capabilities that will have the new model of Ford that will be based on the next generation of the compact.