The production of Ford Motor Company’s first ever gas-free, zero emissions fully electric car was made public on 7th January 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is entirely made of sustainable materials and is powered by a 23 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery, being able to reach a top speed of 84 miles per hour. No more than three hours are needed to fill up a battery.
My Ford Mobile is a smart phone application that connects to the computer in Focus Electric, offering some information like the location of charging stations, the speed that the car is able to reach on its current charge or individual driving trends. If the car is charged and ready to drive, the driver can receive a text message on his cell phone.
Automotive gadgets are becoming more and more present at the consumer electronics show every year. Instead of exposing its product at Detroit Auto Show, which is going to be next week, Ford has chosen CES, thus proving the progressively marketing of carmakers to gear-headed gadget geeks.
Rupert Stadler, the Audi AG president, appeared on the stage at the Las Vegas Hilton in an Audi E-tron Spyder concept on 6th January 2011. The vehicle has a twin-turbo V6 engine, two electric motors and uses new tech.