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Ford Focus BEV (Electric) Frankfurt reveal

Thu, 17 Sep 2009

The Ford Focus BEV Proitotype has been revealed at Frankfurt

Ford are intent on bringing an electric car to the market as soon as possible, and intend starting trials of the Focus BEV in the New Year. The Focus BEV has been developed to participate in the ‘Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles’ ( a real misnomer) demonstration next year.

The Focus BEV is driven by a 100KW electric motor which is powered by a 23kwh lithium-ion battery pack developed by Vauxhall’s new owner, Magna. It will have a range of about 75 miles from a 6-8 hour charge and will manage 85mph. The Focus BEV incorporates some elements from Ford’s North American hybrid tech, including electronic climate control.

In conjunction with Scottish and Southern Energy and Strathclyde University, Ford is producing 15 Focus BEV prototypes and a charging infrastructure in and around the London Borough of Hillingdon (basically around Heathrow) to trial the Focus BEV.

By Cars UK