Just got a Focus. Mind blowing torque!!!!!!
With 100 percent torque at zero RPM, this baby rocks!!!! Like being in a jetliner at takeoff with absolutely no noise, just images rushing by the window. Just 180 horse stock though. But that is HP electric, not internal combustion HP that is really supposed to be called BHP but somehow lost the B. You know prony brake or dyno. You rev up till it almost blows and then try to stop it. HP is the opposite, it is defined as the power output of an electrical motor at Zero RPM. That pretty much why the big trains for the last one hundred years have been using electric motors(traction motors) to turn the wheels and diesel generator to only make electricity. If they did use diesel and gears to the wheels, the engine would first need to be huge with over 50 gears. And they would have to rev up, way way up thus increasing the chance of wheel slippage to the track. We'll anyways This focus ride is amazing!! Kept waiting for it to shift but nothing. Just like in a jetliner at takeoff. So Dagon smooth ! The power company here in the backwoods of Virginia charges .10 a kilowatt hour and the car has a twenty three kilowatt hour battery, that $2.30 to fill up with a range of 100 miles. I've spent just over 40 bucks and have driven over 2000 miles. Torque on the cheap! I thought the thing would be like driving a forklift or something. Dang I was wrong. The negative is it takes almost three hours to charge. My V8 needs to be blown to feel that torque. Absolutely no reving up required with this Focus . I would have been embarrassed last year to say good things about it , but this year I am convinced and have found out the truth, not just rumors and such. Way to go Ford (Motor) Company!
when I want the range, I drive a blown V8, but then I have to worry about stopping every 150 to fill up or I lose even more range carrying the extra fuel cells. Damed if I do and damned if don't! I just stop everywhere I go and top off , (if you know what I mean).
Last edited by Focuselectric; 11-10-13 at 11:31 AM.