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Ford Focus Electric Certified Most Fuel-Efficient at 110 MPGe

The EPA has certified the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which boasts a 110 miles per gallon equivalent in-city rating, as America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger vehicle.

Focus Electric has a highway mpg equivalent of 99 miles per gallon. The car has been certified by the EPA to offer 105 MPGe combined, beating the Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe, according to Ford, while offering what the automaker calls more motor power and more standard features.

The EPA-approved Focus Electric label also certifies that the car has a range of 76 miles on a single charge. The average driver drives 29 miles a day, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website.

The approved label also will say customers could save $9,700 in fuel costs over the course of five years compared with the average new vehicle. Comparative savings could go even higher if the current trend of rising gas prices continues, Ford says. In California alone, the cost for a gallon of gas rose 20 cents in a seven-day period that ended last week.

In January, Google took delivery of the first Focus Electric.

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3 thoughts on “Ford Focus Electric Certified Most Fuel-Efficient at 110 MPGe

  1. Crazy. Focus Electric list price of ~$40k, vs. Focus Gas-engine list price of ~$20k. So I can save ~$10k in 5 years, or ~$20k in 10 years, but I probably wont keep my car the 10 years needed to be break-even….not many normal car purchasers will consider this a wise choice!

  2. Don’t you think it’s funny that Ford is pushing all the media about it being the most fuel efficient (equivalent) 5 passenger even though at the same time they keep pushing back the launch date? And if we’re talking about vehicles that aren’t yet available, what about the Tesla Model S or the Coda Sedan?

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