Technology improves efficiency as fuel prices start to rise

The 2013 Ford Focus Electric shows that technology can mean more fuel efficiency.

Using technology is a new way to create a more fuel-efficient, safe, and functional vehicles… that have all the comforts of home.

Ford has been pushing the technology envelope by adding hands-free infotainment to its entire line of vehicles in the past few years. However, in 2013 it will have 10 vehicles that should be leading the pack for fuel efficiency, as well as for in-vehicle technology.

Ford just announced that its all-new Focus Electric is America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger car with a certified 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and 99 MPGe on the highway. It has been certified by the EPA to offer 105 MPGe combined, beating Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while offering more motor power and more standard features. Focus Electric’s 99 MPGe highway certification bests the 92 MPGe rating for the Leaf. Continue reading