There are two upcoming electric cars which may roll on road during late 2011 or early 2012.They are Mitsubishi i(Miev) and 2012 ford focus electric.So let’s start with 2012 Ford focus electric.
2012 Ford Focus electric
Ford focus was unveiled in the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and is expected to arrive at the showrooms during late 2011.It has some cool features which would make it a tough competitor of Nissan Leaf and chevrolet volt.The focus is expected to cover 100 miles or 160 kilometers with electric charge.A 23 kwh high-voltage, lightweight lithium-ion battery will provide its energy to the car.The single speed transmission is embeded to handle the high rpm range.
There is SYNC® with MyFord Touch™ technology in the Focus electric which provides great connectivity to your music, navigation and favorite devices.There are five way buttons on the steering wheel through which you can customize your view in two 4.2 inch LCD instrument.
MyKey™ is a very important feature through which separate keys are assigned for additional drivers.The limits can be put to the top speed of the vehicle and also to the stero volume through programing its settings which is quiet simple.
The entertainment system comes with a standard Sony® Audio System, nine speakers and HD Radio™.The navigation system uses the MyFord Touch™ and 8 inch touch screen. The system provides an EcoRoute option, which gives the most energy efficient route to the destination.
The price is yet to be announced by the company.
2012 Mitsubishi i(MiEV)
144.8 inch long,62.4 inch wide and 63.6 inch high ,4-seater hatchback covers a distance of 85 miles on electric charge and has a top speed of 80 mph.The rear AC synochronus motor provides a power of 49kW.A 330 V,16 kWh lithium ion battery is provided to the car.The transmission system is single fixed reduction gear transmission .It may take approximately 6 hours to charge at home using 240V EVSE charging dock.and 30 minutes to 80% charge using level 3 public quick charging dock.
The advanced airbags (driver and front-passenger seat mounted side impact supplemental airbags),Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL),4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS),Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) provides a very good safety features.
The warrenty on battery is 8 years or 100,000 miles and on new vehicle is 3 years or 36,000 miles.
The SE model may be priced at $20,490.
Mitsubishi i(MiEV) have certain features which can make it tough competitor of Ford Focus electric.