The production of the all new Ford Focus EV has has begun, hot on the media trail Ford is already stating that it expects the Focus to be rated at the equivalent 100 mpg (MPGe).
Like the Nissan Leaf, Ford claims that the Focus will be able to achieved up to 100 miles on a charge. The difference being that the Focus EV will charge in half the time it takes the Leaf. They claim it will only require 3 hours juicing from a 240V charging point for a charge, less than half of that of the Leaf.
The Focus EV will sell for around $39,995 in the US, making it about the same price as the Volt and over $5,000 more expensive than the Nissan Leaf . Dealers in the US are already taking orders from our early adopting cousins over the Atlantic.
The Ford Focus EV is expected to arrive in Europe by late 2012.