Ford Focus Electric Rated at 113 MPGe, Beats Out Leaf For Most Fuel-Efficient Car Title

By Michael Acampora on 5 March 2012
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The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been rated the most fuel-efficient car in America. In EPA testing, it achieved a rating of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving and 99 MPGe on the highway.  The combined rating is 105 MPGe.

The Focus Electric took the fuel-efficiency crown from the Nissan Leaf, currently rated at 95 MPGe in highway driving.

The Focus Electric features a charging system that allows the car to fully recharge in four hours using 240-volt outlets, as well as Sync with MyFord Touch, MyFord Mobile, and SmartGauge with EcoGuide.

The Ford’s EPA-approved label certifies that the Focus Electric has a range of 76 miles on a single charge (compared to the 73-mile range of the Leaf) and is capable of driving up to 100 miles on that charge, depending on individual driver habits. The Focus Electric’s four-hour charge time is also roughly half the time of the Nissan Leaf.