first_imgWith the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt attracting plenty of attention, if not sales, it’s not surprising that other automotive manufacturers are jumping into the electric vehicle market as well. At this year’s ces Ford announced that the popular Focus model would be available as an EV starting at the end of this year.The car will based on the standard 2012 version of the Focus and will have an expected range of 100 miles and a top speed of around 84 miles per hour. One of the defining features of the EV Focus, though, appears to be its charging time. Ford is claiming that the car will be able to fully recharge in three to four hours, which is about half of the time for most similar cars. Best Buy is lending its support to the new car and will be installing 240 volt charging stations at stores across the country.Since it was unveiled at a gadget expo, the EV Focus also comes packed with some neat little features. That includes the new MyFord Touch dashboard, as well as a mobile app that lets you unlock doors, set charging times, and more. The Ford Focus EV will be available for sale in November 2011.Via CNetlast_img read more