PALERMO, Italy - Ford Focus Electric makes its Italian debut as the star of "No Smog Mobility," which starts today in Palermo.
The three-day-long sustainable mobility event marks the maiden appearance in Italy of the first all-electric car offered by Ford of Europe. Visitors will be able to take it out for test drives.
Produced in Saarlouis, Germany, Focus Electric has an advanced 145 horsepower electric motor, powered by lithium-ion batteries, which pushes it up to a speed of 135 km/h. Fully charged, the battery lasts 3-4 hours, giving a range of 162 km.
The Focus Electric is equipped with the new digital interface SmartGauge , which calculates range based on available energy, driving style and use of onboard features such as air conditioning and the audio system.
The sophisticated transmission uses regenerative charging to recover up to 95 per cent of the kinetic energy normally lost in braking. The innovative Brake Coach also helps the driver to maximise the transfer of energy from braking to the battery, encouraging a smoother driving style.