PHOTO CAPTION: Ford Focus EV part of Ford Motor Co. exhibit area at 2011 NAIAS. Photo: EV World

Ford Claims Its Electric Car Charger Better Than Nissan's

240-volt home unit priced $700 less than Nissan's and capable of full recharge in half time of LEAF.

Published: 12-Jan-2011

Ford's multipronged Focus Electric intro at the Consumer Electronics Show included big news on the charging front, as the automaker aimed a couple of darts at competitor Nissan Leaf.

Ford said it would hook up with Best Buy to sell and install 240-volt home charging stations for $1,499 - around $700 less than what Nissan is selling Leaf charging stations for through its car dealers. Moreover, Ford said, because the Focus Electric comes with a 6.6-kilowatt charger, it can be fully juiced "in three to four hours - charging in half the time as the Nissan Leaf."

Ford said Best Buy's Geek Squad would handle the consultation and installation for its charging units, with third-party licensed electrical contractors also in the mix, presumably on homes with substandard electrical service.


Ford Focus electric car prototype.

Mondragon said by 2020, internal combustion engines will represent about 75 per cent of global demand, while hybrids, 20-25 percent.

Ford Transit Connect Electric van co-developed with Azure Dynamicss.

Transit Connect Electric will go on sale first in North America and then Europe in 2011.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Southern California Edison will take delivery of first vehicle in late 2010, 19 others in 2011.


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