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Ford says it’s not releasing a 200-mile EV anytime soon

As Ford’s electrified Focus will be capable of 100 miles all-electric range when the 2017 model rolls out, the company feels no need to compete with Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, and other automakers by releasing an EV with a 200-mile range. That’s despite the fact that the automaker invested $4.5 billion recently toward revamping its electric vehicle roster.

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All of the above automakers bar Ford – Tesla with its Model 3, Chevy with its Bolt, and Nissan with its Leaf – have upcoming electric vehicles supposedly capable of going at least 200 miles in between charges. But according to Ford electrification guru Kevin Layden, the 100-mile range capabilities of the 2017 Focus Electric are good enough to cover the needs of most drivers. The 2016 Focus Electric had an all-electric range of 76 miles, making the upcoming model’s figure a substantial improvement.

Layden made the comments at the SAE World Congress last week, where he added that keeping the electrified Focus’ range at 100 miles will allow the car to save on weight and cost. In specific, he believes that that lower range figure allows Ford to use a smaller battery pack, which in turn leads to lower weight and lower pricing for the 2017 Focus Electric.

“I think right now with the launch of the Focus Electric at 100 miles, it is going to satisfy a big chunk of the population,” Layden commented. “It’s going to be really affordable and a step up from where we are now.”

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