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Cologne, February 6, 2017

After Volkswagen has presented a revised e-golf range (up to 300 km), now Ford bought his focus electric an update including larger range. The electric compact car to come in future 225 kilometers with a battery charge. So far, according to Ford, maximum 160 kilometers were inside. This corresponds to an increase of more than 40 percent. A new lithium-ion battery that has now about 33.5 instead of the hitherto 23 kWh storage capacity is responsible.

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In addition, the new focus electric Gets a DC quick charger. The appropriate charging station with at least 50 of kW provided the E-focus should be fully charged in 30 minutes to 80 percent. On a stationary charge box with 32 amp he recharges completely in over five hours. At the local outlet, the complete process of loading will take about 16 hours. Ford indicates the usage with 16.4 kWh per 100 kilometers. The focus electric is driven by a 145 HP electric motor. It accelerates in 11.4 seconds 0-100 km/h, the maximum speed is 137 km/h. For comparison: the e-golf goes in 9.6 seconds to 100 km/h and creates maximum 150 things.

Price remains the same

While the lifted focus electric from the outside still looks like the detached end of 2014 focus-pre facelift model, he receives the new Sync3 Infotainment system with eight inch touch screen, improved voice control and Android-car / Apple-CarPlay integration inside. Focus electric start 2017 unchanged at 34,900 euro prices for the Ford. The 4,000 euro environmental premium are still deducted from that price. The comparison with the E competition shows, money the manufacturer give little or nothing at all. The VW is e-Golf also 34,900 euros, BMW i3 with an extended battery and costs at least 36.150 euro theoretical 300-km range and the new Opel Ampera-e (up to 380 kilometres "real" range) will change hands from summer probably for 35,000 euros. (black & white)