How Would You Celebrate an EPA-estimated 110 MPGe?
MAR
02

As we move closer to the production of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the good news keeps coming. Today, it was announced that the Ford Focus Electric will be America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger vehicle, with an EPA-estimated 110 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city, 99 MPGe on the highway and a combined EPA-estimated 105 MPGe.

Anytime  you can use the words, “America’s most fuel-efficient,” it’s time to celebrate! And we think future owners of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric will do plenty of celebrating. In fact, we want to know how you would celebrate? Leave a comment below, or upload a story to Your Stories!

The Focus line soon will also be joined by the new 2013 Ford Fusion – which Ford is aiming to be America’s most fuel-efficient gas- and hybrid-powered midsize sedans – to help create one of the industry’s most fuel-efficient car lineups. The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is projected to become the world’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan by achieving more than 100 MPGe in electric mode.

“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, Chief Engineer, Focus Electric. “The Focus and Fusion are great examples of how we transformed our fleet of cars, utilities and trucks with leading fuel efficiency.”

Focus Electric features an advanced charging system that allows the car’s battery to fully recharge in four hours using available 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.

For those who need to charge up while away from home, the number of charging stations continues to rise. In the last 10 months the number of charging stations in the United States has risen from 750 to 5,507, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

To cut charging costs at home, a unique value charging feature powered by Microsoft is designed to help owners in the U.S. charge their vehicles at the cheapest utility rates.

Ford will ramp up Focus Electric retail production in the first half of 2012 for dealership availability in California, New York and New Jersey. By the end of 2012, Focus Electric will be available in 19 markets across the U.S.

Visit ford.com for more information about the 2012 Ford Focus Electric.

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96 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Chris L Please oh Please for the love of all things good and even great give us the ford focus rs that is in europe i would buy one of those...I dont measure life in mpg but gpm...which equals fun
2 year(s) ago via
ROADTRIP!!
2 year(s) ago via
Ed To "Shawn": Please do your homework. The Focus electric is just that - electric. No charging combustion motor, so when the battery is nto contributing anything of significance, the car is not going to move.
2 year(s) ago via
Ed MPGe- is that equivalent MPG based on cost of gasoline vs. cost of electricity, or equivalent based on BTUs of energy used to move a mile?
2 year(s) ago via
george c why cant lincoln come out with a nice looking coupe to compete with the cadillac cts??? need something to appeal to younger drivers
2 year(s) ago via
Tim Lyndes Just purchused a 2011 ford f-150, not to happy with the milage I'm getting. Sticker said 17 on ST and 24 on HW. Now ford is saying that it can very from 5 mile under or 5 miles above, depends on how you drive. Well I don't like a 18 yr old and I drive on the fwy most of the time. Write something if you have the same problem.
2 year(s) ago via
BY Great Job Ford. True American Company
2 year(s) ago via
Victor J why cant you get a EDGE ecoboost in a allwheel drive model!!!!!!!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via
Matthew D By giving one away in 110 cities around the US
2 year(s) ago via
Devon TupCakes Tupper Great. Now get the GT past four MPG. I still love you Ford.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
john c is ford on track with natural gas vehicles
2 year(s) ago via
Shawn "MPGe" huh? It still uses gasoline so let's stop with the marketing gimmick. If any manufacturer is going to list the so-called "MPGe" you would also need to list the value of MPG when the battery isn't contributing anything of significance.
2 year(s) ago via
Brendan T Any new news on the 2012 FORD BRONCO??? I would love to own one.
2 year(s) ago via
Pam Fluegeman I would like to see the Eco-Boost engine as an option in the Lincoln MKX. It is available in the Edge so why is it not an option in the MKX? The MKX & the Edge share the same platform so what is the problem?
2 year(s) ago via
MH When are American car companies going wake up? Families want to buy eco-friendly cars. Listen to the consumers not the oil companies.
2 year(s) ago via
Jonathan W by giving away 110 of them to your loyal fans.
2 year(s) ago via
Eric M I would celebrate with a burnout contest
2 year(s) ago via
Phil Leonelli Batteries don't charge themselves! It takes about 25% more energy to charge than what you use. All political mumbo jumbo. Nothing against Ford at all! We're all being forced to drink the cool aid.
2 year(s) ago via
Roberto G I would celebrate only after I knew what the price of the car is. And after I found out how long the life of the battery is if its an all electric car. And after I found out how much it would cost me to replace the battery when it gave out. Then I would celebrate like it was 1999.
2 year(s) ago via
Michael B God Bless Ford! The real American auto maker!
2 year(s) ago via
Karen Foster i would drive it from the west coast to east coast to north and south to every state in the united state the only time i would stop is for gas and maybe sleep i would love to see all 50 states befor god takes me home thats what i would do.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Art Stauber I bet it doesnt start on fire
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Barbara Kepner i like to travel. so would do a lot more. owned fords most of my life. wont by any thing else. great job love the trucks/ have a 1994 f150 and go every where in it
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cliff McNair And it's obama free motors, All American built by Free Enterprise, Congrats Ford, my only auto supplier now.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alan C The lease price is all that matters. Why would anyone buy battery tech today when it is advancing so rapidly. It's like buying a $40k iPhone/iPad, knowing you will want the upgrade in 18-24 months. If Ford will offer a lease between $350 and $400 like the Volt and Leaf, the Focus Electric will do very well. Comparing a gasoline car at $400 lease + $200+/mo fuel = $600/mo transportation expense. But with the EV, the only expense will be the $400. So the EV buyer will actually save over $200 monthly or $2,400 annually. Employers who lease cars for sales teams with small/defined territories will love the fuel cost savings of this EV also. I want one!
2 year(s) ago via
Robert Zappulla But definitely not at some of these car prices! Need something more affordable. Something better than batteries. Hydrogen. 0 emissions.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert Zappulla With the Government making the cars get better gas mileage, gas prices will keep going up. So eventually we will need cars that get better fuel economy.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Barry Raub sign me up, but not at 39k.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Mincher They need to be 4 wheel drive for winter and rough terrain. Possibly have a small ceramic Diesel to recharge batteries. Must be a WHOLE LOT CHEAPER before I can afford one. We are retired..
2 year(s) ago via
Vincent Valez Dats right you just got told
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Vincent Valez Get back to work on the fuel cell and stop creating stupid wastefull things like flex fuel and plug in cars and dont use methanal reformers either do it right get the hydrogen form water then you did something as of now your wasting our time on irrelent technology that will be outdated with poor battery technology
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Vincent Valez Just wondering how you converted electrons to gallons for the 105 mpge lol @ thatp
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Wahl MUD!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Daniel Davidson How would I celebrate? By vigorously testing that it doesn't prematurely go into "turtle mode" like a Leaf.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Undrae Hayes Got to have one!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mike Ulrich Buy one.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Martin Trowbridge I agree with Sanders. I have seen diesel rabbits in Europe getting. 60+ MPG. Why is diesel so much more in the us when I cost less to refine.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Steel I just test drove this car, in a comparison to the leaf. Even though I hate electric cars and think they are a fad. The focus is as good as they come. Lots of power(really), and it has real world features and usability. Still rides and handles like a normal focus.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andre Esser And who pays for the electricity? Electric cars can't be THE solution for fuel problems,they just open up new problems and are at least as dirty as a usual car when the electricity comes from coal...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeff Lahrman Need a comfortable 5 passenger vehicle that is fuel efficient. (Comfortable meaning that it has to accommodate 3 car seats).
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Sanders As a commuter car, that's great. I rural areas, not so much. How about marketing European spec clean diesels in the US? Where's the Focus diesel? Where's the Fusion diesel? Where's the Fiesta diesel? They're great cars but they aren't here. Why not????
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave S As a commuter car, it's great. For rural areas, not so much. How about marketing European spec clean diesels?
2 year(s) ago via
Herman C with the high mpge in mind how does that traslate into range?
2 year(s) ago via
how about bronco badge
2 year(s) ago via
Su-Zy Larios Colling Great! Where and When can I get one with AWD ?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alvin Guy Jr Give us a heads up on hd truck improvements. Is any work being done in this area. I love my ford truck but hurts to spend a 1000 dollars on fuel in a week.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew Swett I need to get one. It's much more efficient than my 04 Mercury Sable. I am getting around 20 MPG now. On a real good day I can get 28 MPG. There should be more of these cars out on the road the way oil prices are today.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Clark Harris It really depends. What is the range? What is the range in August in Kansas with the air conditioning on? What is the range in below freezing temps with the heater on? What is the range at night with the lights on? There isn't enough information here to have an opinion. When we get a Focus that has a 400 mile range in all environmental conditions and recharges in the same time as filling a tank with gasoline---then I'll be interested. Until then, this is just forced pandering to absurd political demands, oppressive CAFE standards, and foolish government restrictions on developing domestic energy sources and refining capability.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matthew Benjamin Boux I would.......GO FOR A DRIVE !!!!! LOL
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Ricci I'd celebrate by taking all my saved gas money and throw a kegger
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Palmisano Does this car take any gas or not? Its range seems rather confining, but its a start. Great if you live near where you work, but if you need to travel more than 78 miles back and forth you have a problem.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kim Omnes Great now we need a Focus in AWD, I don't want to go Subuaru to get an economical awd commuter car.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sidecar Bob mourn the loss of American companys actually making cars people want
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kyle Blindauer Do a burnout...well maybe not. How bout get a plate that says 110 MPG
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tyler Ishee so wait, how many mpge could i get with 1.21GW at say aroumd 88mph?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ford Motor Company Laura Rey-Winters: it might be helpful to understand what MPGe means. This stands for "miles per gallon equivalent," meaning that 33.7 kilowatt hours of electricity is equivalent to one gallon of gasoline. If you're getting 2.5 times better fuel efficiency by using electricity, why would you rather pay 2.5 times as much with gas?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matteo C. Scaptura have less qualms about driving my '68 mustang 289 more often where i average 5mpg
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tyler Ishee I would celebrate by unleashing all that pent up anxiousness and floor it until I ran out of gas.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alvin Guy Jr On the truck look at replacing the wheels with electric motors with battries and a small genartor under the hood. 4- 100 to 150 hp motors should do it.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Fernando Hernandez This ones easy, by drag racing a Chevy Volt!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Rokosz Considering the Chevy Cruz Eco actually is more cost effective than a Volt proven by Motor Trend...I doubt an electric focus will be better than an se sfe
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Hsuan Yu Lin Save money to buy one.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Patrick Ponce Maybe by buying a car that gets that mileage.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Harrington id want a gas back up plan.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Kujat I not only build them but I bought the T-shirt!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Adam Luce I would tote my camper a few more times to the woods with my 96 F-250.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Al Hartzell My gf. 2012 focus is posed to get 40mpg and it shes getting 27 mpg
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alvin Guy Jr You mean you can do that without a bailout that would turn our country upside down??? Go ford! You have my buisness. I agree with bradley its time to give us truck owners a little mpg my last 4 cars were f-350 powerstrokes driving one now 277000 miles on it. Looking to replace it in a year or so, think you can have one that gets around 100 mpg loaded by then? Lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrei Mihai Roxanne Thomason Barney - a 110mpgE electric vehicle will not have the range to drive cross country... in under, say, a month. So yeah, hope you have lots of long 10+ hour stops to attend to because that's what it would be like driving an electric car over 3000+ miles.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Wade Ebert Wait! Can I put a snow plow on it?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Wade Ebert How would I celebrate it? By buying one to make up for my F250 Diesel 4x4. Thank you Ford Motor Company!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Elliot Kroon Groeneveld Who cares? how much does it cost? what is the charging time? and how far will it go on a charge?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Boday What is the average cost to recharge one of these is the big question? how much more can one expect their electric bill to increase?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Gruber It still wont go 110 miles on a gallon of gas alone though will it? HELLO
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ernest A Mitchell Does it have a motor if not it will not run 110 miles on a charge and you will be walking or shoving
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert Halsey It's an equivalent measure, Michael, as that is how cars are rated now. Also, it does have a small gasoline motor.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gavino Cervantez 110mpg? thats it??? Come on guys its 2012... We should be at 200+ mpg. Not estimated FACT!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Branden Strot by not charging over 10 grand for one.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Gruber How does it get m 110 mpg when "G " meams GALLON??? Electricity does not come in gallons! DUH???
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Laura Rey-Winters Unless I have solar power energy.. I won't buy electric.. because as the amount of fuel ill stop using will just add up on my electric bill.. I don't think ill want to plug my car in to my house just to pay lower gas .. watch out for Ur electric bills!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jhon Faber Si me gusta mucho pero me gusta mas el ford fiesta HB por que casi no le hacen propaganda al ford fiesta HB?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeff Malfatti Spin donutes around the gas station.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Longest Celebrate by going for more mpg! I heard a story when I was taking the Ford F.A.C.T program of someone that took a hybrid Civic (I hate Honda but I'm sharing anyway.) and did some stuff to it and made it get I believe 200+ mpg it might have been over 300 mpg. Might have just been a tall tale but still if it is true its something to try to figure out.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Casey Payne Driving to FL if course. Or 1 1/2 hour drive to Corvette museum.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Blair Pledger ROAD TRIP!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bradley Bastian Ok so now do something to improve the 13 mpg i get out of my f-150..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Roxanne Thomason Barney I would cross the country hitting all the hot spots.... Thanking Fords
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Marchitto I would treat my self to a nice dinner out because of the savings in fuel....lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Debbie Smith drive drive drive drive drive drive drive drive..........
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tommy Curran Love Ford, but would never own an Electric or Hybrid vehicle, you can keep them!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jared Cechnicki Prob costs 40k
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Peggy Lemos I would do a happy dance with the whole world watching lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Marchitto GOOD JOB FORD!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jack Ruvalkaba Sanchez Great¡¡
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrei Mihai By hitting the remote starter on my V10 10mpg truck.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Evans I would offer Alan Mulally an indecent proposal.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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