Ford Focus in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Be a Virtual Team Member of Focus Rally: America

January 18th, 2011

What if you could participate in a cross-country race by assisting teams in real time such as through your Facebook or Twitter page? Focus Rally: America will allow fans to register online at and become a virtual team member of the five-week interactive reality show featuring the 2012 Ford Focus. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Ford Focus Electrifying the International Auto Show

January 13th, 2011

The Focus Electric is the first fuel-free, rechargeable passenger car from Ford, and it is one of five new electrified vehicles that Ford will deliver by 2013 in North America and Europe.

The Focus Electric will launch in late 2011 and is designed to offer enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans. It will offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric vehicles.

A full recharge is expected to take three to four hours at home with the 240-volt charge station – half the charge time of the Nissan Leaf.

Focus Electric introduces new features and technologies – including a unique version of the MyFord Touch driver connect system especially for electric vehicles, a new value charging feature powered by Microsoft and a smartphone app called MyFord Mobile that helps plug-in owners control their vehicles remotely.

You can get the latest updates on the Ford Focus Electric on the Ford Electric Facebook Page.

You can also learn more at

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More Info About the New Ford Focus Electric From One of the Team Leaders on the Project

January 13th, 2011

We know that you may be hungry for more information on the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric that was debuted at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics show. The Ford Story caught up with Sherif Marakby, Director of Ford Electrification Programs to get more information about the vehicle and how it fits in the overall Ford electrification strategy. Check out this video:

Ford is also working with consumer electronics leader Best Buy to offer a 240-volt home charging station for the all-new Ford Focus Electric battery electric vehicle and future electric vehicles in the United States. Best Buy intends to sell the charging station and offer complete consultation and installation services through its Geek Squad subsidiary and third-party licensed electrical contractors. Read the rest of this entry »


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