The Ford Focus Electric is more economical than the Nissan Leaf 0

Reports from America state that the Ford Focus Electric has been proven to be a more economical car than the Nissan Leaf.

Environmental Protection Agency statistics

The statistics derive from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They claimed that the Ford Focus Electric can achieve 110 MPGE in the city and 99 MPGE on the motorway. Combined the Ford Focus Electric is able to achieve 105 MPGE.

Ford Focus is 6 MPGE more

The Nissan Leaf achieves 6 MPGE less than the Ford Focus. This may seem like a small amount but it will go a long way in Ford’s marketing campaign and swaying customers away from the Leaf. Both cars will be in direct competition with each other, being vehicles of very similar types in terms of stature.

Why is the car more economical in the city?

Oddly enough the Ford Focus Electric is more economical in the city rather than on the motorway.  This represents a major difference when compared to petrol vehicles which burns more in the city. Braking and accelerating are two massive energy burners, both of which are constantly being utilised in the city. Energy being recovered from braking and accelerating means that electric vehicle do not suffer during these constant actions in the city.

Other advantages other the Nissan Leaf

What other advantages does the Ford Focus Electric have over the Nissan Leaf? Firstly it can charge a lot faster, in half the time it takes the Nissan Leaf to fully charge. The engine is more powerful too giving owners a better performance. Inside the cabin there is more practicality with more head and leg room, making the car more suitable for families.

Driving distance better

The Ford Focus Electric can achieve a driving distance of 76 miles. The Nissan Leaf is able to achieve a driving distance of 73 miles. If the Ford Focus was to be driven in the most fuel efficient way possible, it would achieve a driving range of 100 miles.

The great deal with the built in battery

The battery in the Ford Focus electric can be charged in just four hours with a 240 volt pipe. The charging point is on the driver’s side which offers great convenience (for American drivers as they will use petrol station attendants). The expensive lithium ion battery comes with either an 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty.