Information for the 2017 Ford Focus Electric has finally been released and the updates are definitely exciting. Where the former Focus Electric has a range of just 76 miles, the 2017 model gets a huge boost for a much more versatile range of 115 miles on a single charge.
This is the rating that was projected at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, though official EPA estimates haven’t been released yet. The Focus Electric also got a small boost in energy efficiency, going from 105 MPGe to 107.
The battery pack is brand new with a powerful 33.5 kWh that keep the Focus Electric in competition with other segment vehicles like the Nissan LEAF. The motor, according to Ford, is the same as the 2016 model – a 107 kW electric motor.
The exterior of the Focus Electric is the same as the previous models, though the charging port cover is bigger and more oblong than the previous round version. It also has a fast-charging option that wasn’t available on the 2016 model.
Not much else has been released about the new Focus Electric, but the boost in range plus the general popularity of the Focus is sure to make this one of the biggest electric cars of 2017.