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LCV2013 offers first UK drive opportunities in Ford Focus Electric

On sale now, the Ford Focus Electric features an advanced electric motor and lithium-ion battery powertrain that produces 140bhp, achieves a top speed of 85mph and is capable of a driving range of over 100 miles. 

The event, which opens this week at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, also offers attendees the chance to sample Ford’s low-emission petrol and diesel vehicles and gain an overview of future technologies being developed at Ford’s UK technical centres for the next generation of engines.

Transport Minister Norman Baker will meet senior Ford technical staff from the company’s Dunton Technical Centre, including product development chief Graham Hoare, who will give Ford’s view on the future of the internal combustion engine and hybrid power units.

Graham will tell LCV2013 attendees that the most significant overall reductions in carbon emissions will come from traditional power units such as Ford’s sophisticated turbo-powered, direct-injection EcoBoost engines.

Ford models available to drive at LCV2013 include:

  • Ford Focus Electric
  • B-MAX, Fiesta and Focus equipped with 1.0 EcoBoost 123bhp engine
  • Fiesta ECOnetic with 1.6 TDCi 94bhp engine
  • Focus ECOnetic with 1.6 TDCi 104bhp engines offering 88g and 99g CO2 emissions
  • Transit Custom with 159g 2.2 TDCi engine

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