Ford touting Focus Electric's lack of maintenance

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The Ford Focus Electric, like other EVs on the way to market, will give owners the ability to travel without ever visiting a gas station. That's a very compelling reason to go green, and Ford tells us that its upcoming EV has a lot more going for it than just its lack of petrol. For example, when does an electric car need an oil change? Never, and you'll also never have to give another thought to oil, fuel or air filters.

Another typical service expense is the tune up, but without spark plugs, plug wires, a radiator or power steering fluid, there won't be a lot to replace, flush or fill. You'll also never have to worry about a muffler, water pump, serpentine belt or starter.

Hit the jump to look over Ford's list of the top 25 things you won't have to service in a new Focus Electric. The list includes "battery" as one of the items you won't have to service or replace during the first 150,000 miles of life. Talk about your low-cost service experience... as long as the big and expensive lithium ion battery works as advertised.

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CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2011 – When it comes to maintenance, the all-new Ford Focus Electric rewrites the owner's manual.

The battery electric drivetrain in the Focus Electric reduces the number of moving mechanical components compared with a conventional internal combustion-engined vehicle. And that means Focus Electric drivers will spend far less time and money on maintenance.

Here are the top 25 items that usually require inspection, maintenance or replacement during the 10-year, 150,000-mile life of a conventional car that the driver of a Ford Focus Electric will never have to worry about:

Air filter
Fuel filter
Fuel injectors/fuel pump
Motor mounts
Motor oil
Oil filter
O2 sensors
Power steering fluid
Radiator hose, lower
Radiator hose, upper
Serpentine belt
Spark plugs
Spark plug wires
Timing belt
Transmission adjustment (automatics)
Transmission filter (automatics)
Transmission fluid or oil
Water pump

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