Ford has a plan to launch 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020 thanks to a $4.5 billion USD investment in EV research and development. When this decade is over, more than 40% of the Blue Oval’s fleet will have some form of electrification.
Ford said it will also use customer feedback to design the next-generation of electric vehicles including the new Focus Electric. The latter will feature all-new DC fast-charge capability delivering an 80% charge in an estimated 30 minutes and projected 100-mile (160km) range — an estimated two hours faster than today’s model.
The new Ford Focus Electric, scheduled to enter production late next year, will inaugurate Brake Coach, another smart feature that coaches the driver on how to use smooth braking to maximize the energy captured through the Regenerative Braking System.