Californians Can Save $10,000, Cruise HOV Lanes in Ford Focus Electric – America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Five-Seater

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by in Ford Canada

  • The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has given capitulation for Golden State owners of a new 2012 Ford Focus Electric to expostulate in a rarely sought-after high-occupancy automobile (HOV) lanes with reduction congestion
  • These owners also will be means to accept adult to $10,000 in taxation credits between a state’s new $2,500 remission and a authorised $7,500 sovereign taxation incentive
  • Focus Electric recently became America’s many fuel-efficient five-seater with a 110-MPGe city fuel economy rating, with some-more power, newcomer room and customary facilities as good as half a assign time and cost of Nissan Leaf
  • Ford gives business a energy of choice with 10 fuel-efficiency leaders opposite segments and powertrain technologies

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Los Angeles, Mar 12, 2012 – Californians looking to equivocate projected $5-per-gallon gas will shortly be means to buy a gas-free Ford Focus Electric, save $10,000, and suffer high-occupancy automobile line (HOV) entrance after a automobile was only authorized for California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP).

California Focus Electric business can now request to accept a $2,500 taxation remission when a Focus Electric is purchased or leased for 36 months or longer. In further to a state rebate, Focus Electric qualifies for a existent $7,500 sovereign taxation credit.

“Ford is providing business a energy of choice to save income during a siphon – from a gas-free Focus Electric to a innovative EcoBoost® record that delivers heading gas-engine fuel economy,” pronounced John Viera, tellurian director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters. “Californians have a bequest of embracing electric vehicles, and programs like a Clean Vehicle Rebate Program yield an glorious inducement for a continued wider adoption of electric vehicles.”

HOV line access
Traffic overload continues to wear in California where, according to a Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban Mobility Report, Los Angeles and a San Francisco-Oakland civil area arrange No. 3 and 7, respectively, for a misfortune overload in a U.S. In Los Angeles alone, this overload contributed to a sum of 38 million gallons of squandered fuel over a march of a year. This overload costs a normal Los Angeles commuter an additional $1,464 a year.

Charging vs. stuffing up
The assets of pushing a Focus Electric can be tremendous. For example, in California, a cost to entirely assign a Focus Electric at night is between $1and $2– that enables 76 miles of normal driving. In a gasoline automobile that gets a fuel-efficient 38 mpg during $5per gallon, a cost to expostulate that same 76 miles is $10.

America’s many fuel-efficient five-passenger car
The Focus Electric CVRP remission capitulation comes on a heels of a Mar 2 proclamation that it is America’s many fuel-efficient five-passenger automobile with a authorized 110 miles per gallon homogeneous (MPGe) city rating and 99 MPGe on a highway.

Focus Electric also has been authorized by a EPA to offer 105 MPGe combined, violence Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while charity some-more engine energy and some-more customary features. Focus Electric’s 99 MPGe highway acceptance bests a 92 MPGe rating for a Leaf.

Focus Electric bests Leaf in other ways, too – some-more newcomer room and a faster charging complement that allows for a full recharge in only 4 hours, scarcely half a time of a Nissan.

The EPA-approved Focus Electric tag also certifies that a automobile has a operation of 76 miles on a singular assign compared with a 73-mile operation of a Leaf. The Focus Electric can be driven adult to 100 miles on a singular assign depending on pushing habits. The normal motorist drives 29 miles a day, according to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics website.

The authorized tag also will contend business could save $9,700 in fuel costs over a march of 5 years compared with a normal new vehicle. Ford now has 10 fuel-economy class-leading vehicles in a 2012 calendar year lineup. Additionally, Ford has 9 vehicles that grasp some-more than 40 mpg, a explain no other full-line automaker can make.

CVRP skeleton for additional Ford electric vehicles
Ford is tripling prolongation ability for electrified vehicles by 2013, flourishing a company’s electrified automobile ability to some-more than 100,000 by 2013. Later this year and next, Ford will request to CARB to have some-more electrified vehicles validate for a California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, including:

2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, with an altogether operation in electric and hybrid mode of some-more than 500 miles and aiming to turn a world’s many fuel-efficient midsize sedan with a projected 100 MPGe rating
2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, with altogether operation in electric and hybrid mode of some-more than 500 miles

Focus Electric facilities an modernized charging complement that allows a car’s battery to entirely recharge in 4 hours – scarcely half a time of Nissan Leaf – regulating accessible 240-volt outlets that can be commissioned in residential garages.

Faster charging with 240 volts also can extend operation as drivers can some-more fast recharge between stops – adult to 20 miles per assign hour – so they can significantly urge a car’s operation during a bustling day of pushing by recharging mixed times.

For those who need to assign adult while divided from home, a series of charging stations continues to rise. In a final 10 months a series of charging stations in a United States has risen from 750 to 5,507, according to a U.S. Department of Energy.

To cut charging costs during home, a singular value charging underline powered by Microsoft is designed to assistance owners in a U.S. assign their vehicles during a cheapest application rates, that can make charging a Focus Electric reduction dear than charging a Nissan Leaf.

Other customary facilities on Focus Electric embody Ford’s Rear View Camera System, MyKey®, rain-sensing windshield wipers and Reverse Sensing System.

Focus Electric production
Production of a Focus Electric began in Dec 2011 during Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. More information about MAP can be found here.

Ford will ramp adult Focus Electric sell prolongation in a initial half of 2012 for dealership accessibility in California, New York and New Jersey. By a finish of 2012, Focus Electric will be accessible in 19 markets opposite a U.S. Ford has already delivered a Focus Electric to pivotal swift business and record partners, such as Google.

More information about Ford’s electrified automobile lineup – including press releases, technical specifications and other associated element – can be found online here. Photos of a Focus Electric can be found here.

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) is saved by a California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) and administered statewide by a California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) (

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