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