Ford Focus Electric
The good: At 110 mpge for city driving, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric is far more efficient than a gasoline-powered car. Ford includes a full set of telematics through an app that lets owners remotely schedule charge times. Sync remains an excellent voice command system, and the Sony audio system sounds very crisp and clear.
The bad: The Focus Electric weighs 700 pounds more than its gasoline-engine equivalent, and its range is only 76 miles. The navigation system suffers from a variety of problems, such as slowness in finding the car's position on startup.
The bottom line: Its short driving range and long recharge times limit the suitability of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric to some specific lifestyles, but it is a very high-tech car that should delight early adopter types.
June 26, 2013 5:17 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Wayne Cunningham
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