Message Posted: Sep 23, 2010 8:30:21 AM
FORD USES INNOVATIVE LIQUID-COOLED BATTERY SYSTEM TO HELP FOCUS ELECTRIC OWNERS MAXIMIZE RANGE
* The all-new Ford Focus Electric, which debuts in late 2011 in the U.S. and 2012 in Europe, will be powered by a lithium-ion battery system that utilizes cooled and heated liquid to regulate battery temperature, extend battery life and maximize driving range
* The innovative thermal management technology helps the Focus Electric operate efficiently in a range of ambient temperatures
* Focus Electric is one of five new electrified vehicles Ford will deliver over the next three years in North America and Europe. The Focus Electric will be built at Ford's retooled Michigan Assembly Plant
2012 Ford Focus Electric to use liquid-cooled lithium-polymer battery, as does Tesla and Chevy Volt. Only Nissan and Mitsubishi use passive-air cooling of the batteries.