Ford Focus Electric Features Smartphone Integration

For the first time, an auto manufacturer would unveil its new product on CES. After months of keeping the press in the dark, Ford is set to introduce in detail its Focus Electric car, which can manage to run for a range of 100 miles, can be charged in a shorter amount of time, have a better miles per “gallon” of electricity compared to other electric cars at this period.

The electric car will feature the MyFord Touch, a touch-based interface, as well as the MyFord Mobile, which a smartphone integration program that allows users to monitor the car’s charging status and climate settings even away from the car. It will be powered by a liquid-cooled (and liquid-heated) battery pack.

What ford did not give in detail is its release date and cost, although it hinted that the Ford Focus Electric will be available in the United States in late 2011 and 2013 in Europe.

Source: Engadget

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