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.