Ford, General Motors and Chrysler didn't earn their iconic status by idling. As Tesla, Uber, Lyft and even Google aim to upend the automotive space, new business models are focused on more than just showing off the latest electric car models. Now, they're doubling down on self-driving, connected cars that can send reams of data...
The executive, Jim Hackett, told investors that the company would focus development on trucks, S.U.V.s, and electric or self-driving vehicles.
Digital transformation became a hot topic nearly three years ago as the focus on it moved from the halls of Silicon Valley companies to the boardrooms of firms such as General Electric Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Ford Motor Co. Non-tech...Show More Summary
I'm of the opinion that most households could actually do just fine with a Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, or the like — and then also benefit as a consumer from the wonderful inherent features of an electric car. One key reason...Show More Summary
The Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb club dates back to 1901. It was established in the time of Queen Victoria at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham by members of the early motor industry. The club is considered by most as the oldest motor...Show More Summary
Ford has confirmed that the 2018 model year will be the last for the current-generation Focus RS. To mark the end of its run, Ford is offering a limited edition model offering some mechanical and styling upgrades. Subaru is teasing a BRZ sporting a massive STI wing. While we’re not expecting the car to be a dedicated BRZ STI, it should still...
Following a couple of years of low sales in the market, Ford has officially ceased production of the Focus Electric in Europe (at the facility in Saarlouis, Germany, to be specific) Ford Ceases European Focus Electric Production wasShow More Summary
The Focus EV hasn't been very popular on the Continent. Continue reading Ford stops building the Focus Electric in Europe due to lack of sales Ford stops building the Focus Electric in Europe due to lack of sales originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Almost a month ago, I wrote that the Ford Focus Electric was the cheapest car in North America. Because federal, state, and local incentives are rolled into the price of a lease, along with the sizable discounts applied by the manufacturer, a $30,000 dollar EV can easily be priced below a $16,000 internal combustion model. Show More Summary
Ford Focus ElectricFord has had a strange love and hate relationship with electric vehicles. Its Ford Focus Electric is beloved by its owners, but the company has paid little attention to their pleas of further development. In fact,Show More Summary
The Ford Focus Electric is one of the most unloved models in North America right now, and its lonely existence translates into big savings for thrifty shoppers willing to make due with a less-capable EV. Ford cut $6,000 from the car’s...Show More Summary
I am often asked about how the Ford Focus Electric is doing in the cold. The truth is, I really don’t know yet as I’ve only had it for 4 months and only recently was it at -10° Confessions of a Cold Weather Commuter (Driving a Ford Focus...Show More Summary
Don’t be shocked if you didn’t know about it, Ford does not advertise or push that it has an amazing product on its hands. Not all dealers want them, not all dealers can sell them, and they’re made in very limited quantities. For the...Show More Summary
Ford sold just 44 Focus EVs last month. Continue reading Ford Focus Electric boosts range by 51%, albeit quietly Ford Focus Electric boosts range by 51%, albeit quietly originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
GM’s decision to boost the Chevy Bolt’s range enough to get a 238-mile EPA rating may have come as quite a surprise to some of us, but we shouldn’t be holding our breath waiting for other manufacturers to do the same from the looks of it. Show More Summary
But will give the car quicker charging times. Continue reading Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Focus EV is a lively ride because Ford does a dandy job on the powertrain. Plenty of scoot from a dead stop, but that 76-mile range? ...
The 2017 Ford Focus Electric is in store for a battery pack upgrade, one that will see the model outfitted with a 33.5 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack, thus likely allowing for an EPA-rated single-charge range of around ~100 miles, according to recent reports. Show More Summary
It appears that Ford's first electric car will remain off-limits for most states, though.