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Ford has recently rolled off the first units of the Focus Electric in the Saarlouis facility in Germany.

The European production of the Ford Focus Electric has recently begun in Saarlouis, Germany, where the first units have rolled off the line. The Ford Focus Electric is expected to become a hit with fleet buyers, who should buy a lot of vehicles at a reduced rate to boost the eco credentials. The North American based automaker Ford is still working on prices and it aims to be competitive in the segment where Japanese carmakers already have a big lead.

The new Ford Focus Electric is coming with an electric motor which is producing the equivalent of 143 BHP. The unit is taking its juice from a lithium-ion battery pack which is providing a range of approximately 100 miles on a full charge. The “green” Focus also has a 6.6 kW charged built in and this will help recharge its battery pack from empty in 3 to 4 hours. The model can reach a top speed of 84 mph. More details on it, including its price list, are expected to be announced soon.