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Zero-emission Ford headlines low carbon event

Zero-emission Ford headlines low carbon event

The very first zero-emission family car from Ford is set to be the leading vehicle at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2013, to be held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. 

The Focus Electric is to be under the spotlight at the event, with visitors able to be some of the first to drive the vehicle. 

In addition to displaying the low-emissions petrol and diesel models that Ford currently has in existence, green-minded revellers will be able to get a first hand look at Ford's plans for future technologies, which are currently being developed at the company's UK-based technical centres. 

With very much the same exterior design of the standard Ford Focus, the vehicle will provide drivers with a much quieter, and of course economical, drive. 

The Ford Focus Electric's advance motor and lithium-ion battery powertrain will give those behind the wheel up to 100 miles driving range, as well as a top speed of 85 mph. 

Graham Hoare, head of Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre and product development chief, said: “The internal combustion engine has not reached the end of the road. EcoBoost represents the current ‘state of the art’ in petrol technology and future improvements will deliver further efficiencies and CO2 reductions. In the medium term the internal combustion engine will remain the high-volume propulsion solution, supplemented increasingly by electrification and mild hybridisation.”

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