In 2014, Ford was recognized by Interbrand as the number one green brand, not only in the United States but across the globe. Through their global green initiative, which is focused on reducing water consumption and creating more eco-conscious manufacturing processes, Ford has made great strides in reducing the environmental impact of its facilities worldwide.
Ford’s efforts to go green are not limited to its factories. Many Ford vehicles, including the 2015 Focus Electric, make extensive use of recycled materials in their construction. The Focus Electric’s standard cloth seats feature fabric made entirely from recycled materials, and the seat cushions are made of foam derived from soy bean oil. Many plastic components in the Focus Electric are made using post-consumer materials such as recycled water bottles.
The Focus Electric boasts an impressive combined 105 MPGe, generated by a 107-kilowatt electric motor mated to a single-speed transmission. This all-electric drivetrain supplies a surprising amount of power for an EV, and as soon as you take the wheel you’ll feel the Focus Electric’s responsiveness and sporty acceleration. In fact, the driving experience is remarkably similar to that of its gas-powered cousin, and visually the two are nearly indistinguishable. The Focus Electric offers all the benefits of an electric vehicle while maintaining the striking visual profile of a regular Focus hatchback.
The Focus Electric is designed to give feedback to the driver through its SmartGauge display. The Brake Coach shows how effectively your driving habits make use of the Regenerative Braking system, which delivers energy that would normally be lost back to your Ford’s battery. The EcoGuide function displays blue butterflies that increase in number in relation to how efficiently you are driving; they also indicate whether your Focus Electric has enough range to reach a charge station flagged in your navigation system.
With the MyFord Mobile App, you are constantly in touch with your Focus Electric. Monitor charging status while you’re away from your vehicle, find charging stations nearby and plot the most efficient route to reach them, and even schedule charging for when utility prices are lowest outside of peak hours. The connectivity of the Ford Focus Electric gives you the ability to make the most of your vehicle’s efficiency. Starting at under $30,000 MSRP, the Focus Electric is one of the most affordable full-size electric vehicles on the market. It is without a doubt the perfect EV for the budget-conscious commuter. For more information about how you can get behind the wheel of a Focus Electric, visit Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX!