The long and winding road to building a better electric car continues, though it is a very long road, indeed. Case in point is the Focus Electric, the first passenger vehicle from Ford to be powered solely by electricity.
It looks like a gas-powered Focus and rides like one, too. So far, so good.
Unfortunately, you won’t be going very far. A full charge will only get you about 75 miles down the road (maybe a 100 miles if you drive gingerly). That’s a real deal-breaker for most drivers. Who wants to worry about making it to work or getting home before the battery runs down?