Ford Focus Electric to have faster charging, 100 MPGs

December 30, 2011 12:00 AM

Ford has announced some new details on its upcoming Focus Electric, which will reportedly get an equivalent of 100 MPG when it debuts next year, according to Autoblog.

The American automaker says that the Focus Electric is the first five-seater vehicle to achieve this milestone. The upcoming Mitsubishi i also surpasses 100 MPGs, but only seats four passengers.

Ford is also touting the vehicle's new charging technology, which allows the vehicle to be fully charged in three to four hours, or approximately half the time of a Nissan Leaf.

"Focus Electric's innovative faster charging technology can help customers save money and get much more out of the car in a busy day of running around town and recharging between stops," said Sherif Marakby, director of Ford's Electrification Programs and Engineering. "We also are pleased the Focus Electric will break the 100 MPGe mark – a great symbol of how Ford has transformed its fleet with many vehicles delivering leading fuel economy and efficiency."

Whether you have an electric vehicle or a traditional gas-powered one, auto maintenance is important either way. Regular tune-ups and oil changes can ensure that your vehicle stays on the road longer.

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