Electric cars are future in car industry and one of the promising models is 2018 Ford Focus Electric. This is an all-electric version of company’s popular hatchback/sedan. It comes with plenty of amazing features that provide excellent driving experience. There is a familiar look of Focus, high level of comfort and, which is most important, electric powertrain with long range, which will come even better for the next year. This car originally came in 2011. For the next year we will see some important updates, especially when it comes to powertrain, where we expect to see revised powertrain, with better range. In other aspects 2018 Focus Electric shouldn’t be much different. We are expecting its arrival late this year.
2018 Ford Focus Electric changes
As we already mentioned, 2018 Ford Focus Electric will receive several updates. Most important improvement will be in terms of max range. In other aspects, it shouldn’t feature some more important changes. We will see familiar design, which comes in same manner as conventional, gasoline-powered third-generation Focus. We will see familiar appearance, which completely follows current design language of the brand, but also adds some unique details in order to accentuate its all-electric nature. Although base interior design is similar to conventional model, there many unique characteristics too. Most revisions are made on dashboard, which is adapted to the vehicles all-electric character. For example, 2018 Ford Focus Electric will feature revised infotainment system, which comes with things like battery state of charge, distance to charge points, range budget and expected range margin. Also, it shows how some accessories like air-conditioning impact drive range.
2018 Ford Focus Electric drivetrain
This is the aspect where we expect biggest improvements for 2018 Ford Focus Electric. This model uses a drivetrain from Magna International. Some of characteristics are 23 kWh li-ion battery, electric transmission, max output of 143 hp etc. This model comes with amazing fuel economy. It features fuel economy equivalent of 105 miles per gallon, which is amazing result if we consider that 0-60 time is around 10 seconds, while top speed is 85 mph. For this year, we expect significant improvement in terms of max range, which should be extended to over 100 miles, which is much better than current 76 miles.