"We've been working for three years to make the Focus Electric America's most fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind," said Chuck Gray, chief engineer of Ford's hybrid and electric vehicles. "The entire group feels like a sports team that has just won a major championship. It's a good feeling to be at this point now."
Focus Electric features a charging system that allows the car's battery to fully recharge in four hours using 240-volt outlets that can be installed in residential garages.
Faster charging with 240 volts also can extend range as drivers can more quickly recharge between stops--up to 20 miles per charge hour--so they can significantly improve a car's range during a busy day of driving by recharging multiple times.
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