2017 Ford Focus Electric to get new DC fast charger

The electric Focus will boast a 125-mile range.

Ford has published a teaser sketch that gives us a better idea of what to expect from the 2017 Focus Electric.

The updated compact will inaugurate a new DC fast charger that will gradually trickle down to other eco-friendly members of the Blue Oval's lineup. In the Focus, the charger will provide an 80-percent charge -- enough to drive for 100 miles -- in as little as half an hour. Solving a quick math equation reveals the 2017 Focus Electric will boast a total driving range of approximately 125 miles, a nearly 50-mile improvement over the current model.

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric will make its debut at a major auto show next year. A more specific time frame hasn't been provided, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it in the metal for the first time either next month at the Detroit Motor Show or in April at the New York Motor Show. Regardless of when it's introduced, it will go on sale in time for the 2017 model year.

What's next?Ford is investing $4.5 billion in the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. The company is committed to launching no less than 13 electrified vehicles by the year 2020, and it predicts that 40% of its global nameplates will be offered either with a hybrid drivetrain or with an all-electric drivetrain by the end of the decade.

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