American automaker Ford in the next five years will invest 4.5 billion dollars in the development of models with electric propulsion systems. About this at a press conference held on Thursday, 10 December, at the headquarters of the company in Dearborn (Michigan), announced its President mark fields.
According to fields, by 2020 Ford will produce 13 all-electric and hybrid cars, which will account for 40% of the model line of the company, reports Bloomberg.
In 2016, Ford will introduce a new Focus electric with an innovative charging system that can charge the battery to 80% in 30 minutes – two hours faster than the current Focus Electric. This supply will be enough to drive about 160 kilometres, writes Motor.ru.
The new Focus electric car will get an improved SmartGauge system that will be displayed on the dashboard with LCD displays data on the energy expended. In addition, he will get the new Brake Coach feature, which will teach the driver to brake with the right intensity, so that the energy recovery system worked as efficiently as possible.
Production of the new Ford Focus Electric destined for the markets of USA and Europe, will start in late 2016.