Ford takes wraps off electric Focus

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Ford Focus electric

Ford Motor Company showed off its 2012 Focus Electric Friday at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Ford announced in November that it selected Portland as one of its test markets for the car and is working closely with Portland General Electric to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure and help develop policies in support of EV proliferation.

The slick-looking hatchback boasts a gadget-lovers dream of a dash board, a top speed of 84 miles per hour, a range of 100 miles and a special value charging feature, powered by Microsoft, that allows drivers to charge their cars at the cheapest utility rates. Ford also boasts an overall charging time that officials say is half that of the Nissan Leaf.

The car will be in production later this year. More photos are available via the Ford Focus Facebook page. | 503.219.3438


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