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Ford Focus BEV

Ford Focus BEV at Ford Focus BEV

These days every car manufacturer has to have at least one electric car in its production range. Here’s Ford try with a battery powered Focus, but this car has been so lucky to have its premier on TV and with Mr. Jay Leno himself! The focus BEV stars at Leno’s new show where he has a Top Gear style celebrity race, only much greener! The technology in this show car will be used in an actual production model which will go on sale in America in 2011

Leno’s Focus BEV is a ST model which has been modified to become a zero-emission battery car powered by a 140hp magnetic electric motor. It is fitted with Recaro racing seats, a full roll cage, a five-point racing harness and wearing a unique (and fitting) “Electric Orange” paint scheme.

Ford Focus BEV Technical Specs

Powertrain: Permanent magnetic electric motor
Power: 141 hp / 105 kw
Torque: 236 lb.-ft. / 320 Nm
Redline: 7500 rpm
Batteries: 98 air-cooled, 60 A-h Lithium-ion batteries
Capacity: 23 kilowatt hours
Transmission: Single-speed gearbox
Steering: Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Front suspension: MacPherson-type struts
Rear suspension: Independent short-long arm (SLA), control blade multi-link system
Brakes: Front: 12.6 in / 320 mm ventilated discs, Rear: 11.0 in / 280 mm solid disc, Anti-lock system
Wheelbase: 104 in / 2640 mm
Overall length: 171.7 in / 4362 mm
Overall height: 58.9 in / 1497 mm
Overall width: 72.4 in / 1840 mm
Curb weight: 3,421 lbs

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