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2012 Ford Focus Electric

The EV Incognito You know those "spot the difference" side-by-side photos that are commonly reserved for Highlights magazines in a dentist's waiting room? "Can you find seven differences between these two pictures?" Park a 2012 Ford Focus Electric next to its gasoline-powered kin and you'll essentially be playing a three-dimensional version. But that's exactly why we like this zero-emission, battery-powered compact. It doesn't have a funky name, it isn't all bubbly shaped, and it's still as functional as any new Focus we've sampled to date. So, does this whole package of anonymous... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
23-kWh Battery
Power:
141 HP / 188 LB-FT
Transmission:
1-Speed Reduction
MSRP:
$39,995 base
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