Electric cars are becoming an increasingly familiar sight on the roads and at dealerships. With the cost of owning and electric car going down, and the price of gas going up, more and more people are considering buying an electric car. One auto manufacturer is committed to offering an electric car for all of its vehicles. Ford electric cars are user-friendly, eco-friendly, and can be easier on your wallet, too. We are going to look at some frequently asked questions about electric cars manufactured by Ford.

Product FAQs

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1. What Are Ford Electric Cars?

2. How Does An Electric Car Affect The Environment?

3. How Does An Electric Car Work?

4. Where Can I Buy A Ford Electric Car?

5. How Much Does It Cost To Operate An Electric Car?

6. How Long Does It Take To Recharge An Electric Car's Battery?

7. How Far Can An Electric Car Go On A Single Charge?

8. What Is The Lifespan Of An Electric Car Battery?

How We Reviewed

The two Ford electric cars we reviewed were rated using the following guidelines: features, price, performance, and warranty. The Ford Focus Electric has been recently upgraded to make it a top performer in its class. The second Ford electric car, the Fushion, is scheduled for release sometime in 2019.

What We Reviewed

  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Ford Fushion

Features

This is the first electric car that Ford has released, and it has a lot to commend it: particularly since the 2018 upgrade which improved many features.

Interior Room

The Ford Focus Electric car seats 5 people easily in its roomy interior of 91 cubic feet. This does lessen the cargo capacity, lowering it to 14 cubic feet

Performance

This Ford electric car has a top speed of 84 miles an hour with 184 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 in 9.9 seconds. It comes standard with a 107 kw electric traction engine powered by a 33.5 kwh liquid-cooled lithium ion battery. This runs the single speed transmission. The ChargePort can charge on 120v, 240v, or DC for the Fast Charge option.

It has an anti-lock disc brake system that is also a regenerative braking system. It comes with electronic braking assistance. The Ford Focus Electric has a Control Blade independent rear suspension that includes a stabilizer bar.

Entertainment System

This car comes standard with the SYNC-3-Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System. It has an 8 inch LCD touchscreen with Swipe capability. You can listen to HD radio or Sirius XM on the Sony Branded Audio System which has 9 speakers. The voice activated touchscreen navigation system is linked to Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link. There are 2 smart charging USB ports for your phone or tablet.

Seating

The Ford Focus Electric car seats 5 people comfortably. If has heated front seats and a 60/40 split folding rear bench seat with a flip up cushion. The driver's seat has 6-way manual adjustment and the front passenger seat has a 4-way adjustment.

Comfortable Cabin

The interior offers plenty of storage space, with a floor console, an overhead console, map pockets on the back of the driver and passenger seats, and storage bins on the doors. There are heat vents to the rear seats to keep your passengers comfortable any time of year. The leather wrapped steering wheel is adjustable 4 ways for the most comfortable handling. Electric window controls on both front and rear doors allow you and your passengers ease of operation. To keep you looking as good as your car, there are dual lighted vanity mirrors on the visors.

Safety

The Ford Focus Electric comes with a slew of safety features. There are dual-stage front airbags along with front-sear side-impact airbags. You and your passengers are also protected by the Safety Canopy System, which is first and second row side-curtain airbags. The height-adjustable, three-point safety belts will keep you riding safely, and the Focus Electric will remind you to put them on with Belt-Minder. The rear doors are equipped with child-safety locks. Children are also kept safe with LATCH.

Security

Ford has designed the Focus Electric to operate with a remote keyless entry for your safety and convenience. It has a perimeter alarm and a passive anti-theft system.

PROS

  • 115 mile range on a single charge
  • Liquid cooling system
  • Roomy interior

CONS

  • Not the fastest electric car
  • Longer charge time
  • Limited cargo space

Warranty

The Ford Focus Electric has an excellent warranty package. There is a Bumper to Bumper warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles. The Powertrain warranty keeps you covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. The Roadside Assistance Program and Safety Restraint System is there to keep you safe and to help you out for 5 years or 60 miles as well.

Features

The second Ford electric car is the Ford Fushion, which is set to be released in 2019. Initially this car will be offered as a 4-door compact car, but plans are in the works for future models to be available in different body styles.

Interior Room

It is predicted that the 2019 Ford Fushion will have an interior design similar to the Focus Electric. This will give the driver and passenger plenty of legroom and storage space. Cloth seats will come standard but you can, of course, upgrade to leather seats.

Performance

The Ford Fushion is expected to have a 200 mile driving range on a single charge.

Entertainment System

It is almost certain that the Fushion will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which you will enjoy listening to on a premium sound system. Bluetooth, a navigation system and voice recognition will all be standard features.

Seating

With an interior design similar to the Focus Electric, the Fushion should seat 5 in comfort.

Comfortable Cabin

We would expect that the comfort and convenience feature of the Fushion will be very much like those found in the Focus Electric.

Safety and Security

The safety and security features of the Focus Electric will carry over to the Fushion. We would expect nothing less than a carry over of those quality features on its newest Ford electric car.

PROS

  • 200 mile range
  • Different body styles
  • Quiet operation

CONS

  • Not on the market yet
  • Charging time not known
  • Warranty information not yet available

Warranty

No warranty information is available at this time.

The Verdict

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These two Ford electric cars are very close in performance and safety, as well as comfort and entertainment features. The Focus Electric is currently available to purchase, although we recommend the 2018 model over previous years due to its upgrades; especially the upgrade in range from 74 miles to 115 miles. If you are willing to wait, then the Fushion is the car of choice given its projected 200 mile range. The new Fushion rivals the Tesla Model S in performance, mileage and other features for less than half the price. We suggest test driving both cars to see which is the right one for you.

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