Next-generation Focus on battery packs

11 Sep, 2009 6:26pm

Next-gen Focus goes AC/DC

Ford is shifting its Focus to electric power!

The firm is revealing plans for a fleet of Battery Electric Vehicles based on the popular family car.

The prototype, right, uses a new all-electric powertrain with a 100kW (134bhp) lithium-ion battery pack, giving a range of 75 miles.

Recharging takes six to eight hours from a 230V supply.

The brand is also showing a new 99g/km ECOnetic engine with stop-start technology for the 2010 Focus.