Energy-efficient cars: Ford Focus Electric

8 energy-efficient cars to go the distance
Ford Focus Electric
  • Ford Focus Electric

  • Mpge: 110 city/99 highway

The all-electric Ford Focus Electric tops the list of energy-efficient cars for five passengers. It starts at $39,200 but qualifies for a $7,500 tax credit, which brings it down to $31,700.

The Focus has a 107-kilowatt electric drive motor. The power comes from a 23-kilowatt-hour, high-voltage, lithium-ion battery system. That means no gas pumps and no oil changes. It will allow you to travel at a top speed of 84 mph.

Two charging options are available. Ford claims the standard 120-volt charger will take about 20 hours, while the optional 240-volt charger takes four.

According to the EPA, it'll go 76 miles on a charge with an estimated annual "fuel" cost of $600 to charge up this vehicle.



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