The Focus Electric is barely a blip on the automotive radar but Ford is hoping to change that with a substantial $6,000 price reduction.

The Focus Electric is barely a blip on the automotive radar but Ford is hoping to change that with a substantial $6,000 price reduction.

Set to cost $29,995, the 2015 Focus Electric will be priced more competitively with the 2015 Nissan Leaf which retails for $29,860.

Despite being more affordable than its predecessor, the 2015 Focus Electric features additional standard equipment including a rear view camera, a perimeter alarm and HD Radio. The model also has SYNC, MyKey and a leather-wrapped parking brake handle.

Motivation is provided by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor which develops 143 bhp (107 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to hit a top speed of 84 mph (135 km/h) and return 110 MPGe city / 99 MPGe highway / 105 MPGe combined.

 

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