Never go to the gas pump again with the 2015 Ford Focus Electric, for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro! With an EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of 76 miles on a single charge, Focus Electric delivers a top speed of up to 84 mph. A full charge takes 3.5 hours with an available 240-volt charge station. For more information, please call us at (800) 783-0863.
Ford continues to enhance and refine Focus Electric for 2015 with many new standard and available features:
- Now standard are SYNC®, MyKey®, rear view camera, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, door locks with auto lock, rear disc brakes, hill start assist, perimeter alarm and HD Radio™
- Four new colors include Magnetic Metallic, Tectonic Metallic, Performance Blue Metallic and Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat
- New rear lamps, tailgate, lower rear fascia and spoiler
- All-new center floor console, instrument panel center stack and climate controls
- Smart charging can be done via two 2.1-amp USB ports
- SYNC with MyFord Touch®, an advanced in-car, voice-activated technology recognizes many voice commands and features a color touch screen and Wi-Fi®connectivity
- MyFord® Mobile app helps owners control the vehicle remotely
The hatchback leverages Ford’s global C-car platform shared by the gasoline and, outside North America, diesel-powered, Focus models. Focus Electric is one of five vehicles included in Ford’s electrification lineup. C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid are sold at every Ford dealership. Plug-in vehicles such as Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi are sold through Ford EV Certified dealerships.
Both Focus gasoline and electric variants sold in North America are built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, with production powered in part by one of the largest solar energy generator systems in the state. In Europe, Focus Electric is built in Saarlouis, Germany.
A car with more
Based on the fuel-powered Focus, Focus Electric’s all-electric powertrain and single-speed automatic transmission deliver responsiveness and smooth acceleration, reaching speeds of 84 mph – all while the cabin remains quiet and comfortable.
Focus Electric offers a host of standard safety and security features for 2015 including seven airbags, electronic traction and stability control, along with hands-free SYNC telephone connectivity and MyKey for North America. The car features use of eco-conscious materials, such as bio-foam seat cushions and recycled fabrics. The REPREVE seat fabric is made from 100 percent recycled content.
Other standard features on Focus Electric for North America include 15-spoke, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 60/40 split rear seat, Intelligent Access with push-button start, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Sony® Audio with nine speakers, Sirius® Satellite Radio with Sirius Traffic and TravelLink HD Radio, and a voice-activated navigation system.
An empowering experience
Focus Electric owners have access to a suite of driver information systems – on-board and off-
board – designed to help manage the recharge process, navigate the most eco-friendly route, monitor battery state of charge and maximize energy efficiency to optimize driving range. This carefully engineered set of tools is designed to give Focus Electric an edge over the competition and to provide new electric vehicle owners the information they need to enjoy gas-free driving.
Among these tools is MyFord Touch driver connect technology, which offers an innovative presentation of vehicle information such as battery state of charge, distance to charge point, the corresponding range budget and expected range margin. The system’s MyView feature allows drivers to access even more data including the electrical demands of vehicle accessories such as air conditioning, which can impact driving range.
Just as the growing leafy vine of SmartGauge® with EcoGuide represents fuel efficiency in other Ford hybrids such as C-MAX Energi and Fusion Hybrid, the cluster display in Focus Electric uses blue butterflies to represent surplus range – the more butterflies there are, the greater the range.
In creating SmartGauge with EcoGuide, Ford designers were inspired by the phenomenon known as “the butterfly effect,” in which a small change, like choosing to drive an electric vehicle, can have an impact. To reinforce the message, at the end of each trip a display screen provides distance driven, miles gained through regenerative braking, energy consumed and a comparative gasoline savings achieved by driving electric.
The cluster is integrated with the SYNC with MyFord Touch map-based navigation system using the vehicle’s center stack touch screen. After adding a destination into the navigation system, the vehicle can coach drivers on how to drive more efficiently. It will also alert a driver of the need to adjust travel plans due to power availability. The on-board navigation system provides an EcoRoute option based on characteristics of efficient EV driving.
Off-board, Focus Electric owners in North America will be able to maintain contact with the car anywhere they have a mobile phone or Internet access using the Ford-developed MyFord Mobile app and website. This will allow owners to:
- Receive instant vehicle status information
- Perform key functions remotely
- Monitor the car’s state of charge and current range
- Get alerts when the vehicle requires charging or has finished charging
- Remotely program charge settings and download vehicle data for analysis
The feature also allows owners to pre-condition the car. Owners set the car to be heated or cooled to a desired temperature, by a selected time, while the vehicle is charging from the grid. When the driver is ready to go, the cabin awaits at the desired temperature, saving battery energy and helping to get the most out of every charge.
Users can also locate the vehicle with GPS, remotely start the vehicle, and remotely lock and unlock the car doors.
MyFord Mobile can communicate charge station and other points of interest to Focus Electric using SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information. Turn-by-turn guidance is provided by the in-car map-based navigation system. Drivers can get up-to-date charging station information in their vehicle directly through SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information simply by connecting to SYNC Services.
Getting charged up
The new Focus Electric offers a unique value charging feature to help owners in the United States charge their vehicles at the cheapest utility rates, lowering the cost of ownership.
The tool is designed to help customers avoid unnecessary expense by providing an optimized charge. In the future, these smart charging habits will help utility companies understand and better manage the demands placed upon the electric grid because of electrified vehicles.
Ford worked with supplier Yazaki to provide an industry-standard five-point plug that is comfortable to hold, durable, and pleasing to the eye. When the connector is plugged into the vehicle’s charge port, it activates an LED light ring that loops around the port twice in acknowledgement of connectivity. The light ring then illuminates in quadrants as the vehicle charges. Flashing quadrants represent charge in progress and solidly lit quadrants show charge completion. In the unlikely event of a fault, the entire ring will flash. When the entire ring is solidly lit, the vehicle is fully charged.
Ford recommends customers purchase a 240-volt charging station to achieve faster charging times. A Ford-branded Leviton station or an AeroVironment station can be purchased by calling 888.291.6747 or by visiting evsolutions.com/ford. Both charging stations are available with or without full service from AeroVironment.
SunPower and Ford have also teamed up to offer customers clean, economical solar power at home. Ford electrified vehicle customers may save on monthly energy bills, plus receive a rebate of up to $1,500 for purchasing, or $500 for leasing, a SunPower solar system.
Focus Electric is powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery engineered by Ford in cooperation with suppliers. The system uses heated and cooled liquid to help maximize battery life and fuel-free driving range.
Thermal management of lithium-ion battery systems is critical to the success of pure electric vehicles. Focus Electric’s advanced, active liquid system heats or chills a coolant before pumping it through the battery cooling system. This regulates temperature throughout the system against external conditions. On hot days, chilled liquid absorbs heat from the batteries, dispersing it through a radiator before pumping it through the chiller again. On cold days, heated liquid warms the batteries, gradually bringing the system’s temperature to a level that allows it to efficiently accept charge energy and provide enough discharge power for expected vehicle performance.