Ford keeps you in touch with St. Patrick’s Day all year with the new shade for the Focus Electric image

The US automaker might be trying to get the attention of St. Patrick’s Day aficionados by revealing the tenth color option for customers of the Focus Electric – “Outrageous Green”.

The hue is actually “inspired by nature,” and comes to link to the idea that all environmentalists love green – since we’re dealing with a well-equipped to be called an eco-friendly electric hatchback. There are other bright options on the Focus in case you think this is too… green: Blue Candy, Ruby Red, and Kona Blue. The shade is also in the spirit of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, which is “emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” “Designers are encouraged to experience a feeling, bring it to the team, then collectively brainstorm ways to bring it to life through a paint color or material for Ford vehicles,” says Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials design manager. “Outrageous Green Metallic is a unique shade, symbolizing modern renewal and a reconnection with nature, then finished with a special tinted clear coat to give the color depth and vibrancy.”

The recently refreshed 2017 Focus Electric has a 33.5 kilowatt-hour battery pack – a jumped of more than 40 percent compared to the outgoing model, and has a return of 107 MPGe combined. The Ford Focus Electric has a starting price of $29,120 before federal and state tax incentives and the EPA rates it at 115 miles (185 kilometers), an improvement of 40 miles (64 kilometers) over the 2016 model (76 miles/122 kilometers).

 

  • Kapil Dasgupta

    need more updates from Ford