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Ford Focus Electric seattle washingtonFord Focus Electric is six years old, and when it launched in 2012, it had a competitive edge. But times, they are a-changing, so the Focus Electric is getting an upgrade.

The 2017 model will go from a charge drive range of 73 miles to an estimated 100 miles. Additionally, Ford Motor Company plans to add a DC fast-charge battery, which will enable the car to charge the battery up to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes at a Combined Charging Station (CCS) available in the Unites States and Europe.

This Ford Focus Electric relaunch is just one of many strategies the company is taking in an effort to expand its influence in the electrification market. At the end of 2015, Ford announced a $4.5 billion investment in electrification with a goal of launching 13 electrified vehicles by 2020. In turn, by that time, more than 40 percent of Ford vehicles sold all over the world would also have the option of an electrified version for consumers.

This is one of many ways that Ford Motor Company continues to look to the future of transportation and sustainability of our planet’s resources.