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Ford has announced they plan to introduce an electric version of the Focus in 2011. Compared to the Chevy Volt, which will go about 40 miles on an electric charge, then use a "range extender" gasoline engine to go beyond that, the Focus will be pure electric.

The story of this vehicle has a bit of a fairy tale quality to it. A small company named Magna took a regular Focus and modified it to make it purely electric. This was done without Ford's knowledge. When Magna showed it to Ford, it was so impressive, that Ford ending up deciding to put a model like this into production. This is a great example of how smaller companies with good ideas can be successful, and help transform the economy into one that's functional and sustainable.

The Focus is scheduled to be restyled, so the final product will look different than the car in the video.









May 2008




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