EcoMode is a handy software application that helps coach drivers into being more eco friendly by driving more conservatively, and in turn increasing range for the Electric Focus and increasing gas mileage on the standard Ford Focus.
The new Ford Focus Electric is expected to have a range of about 100 miles per charge. EcoMode can greatly help people get better range. An engineer at Ford said 'The foot of the driver has one of the biggest impacts on real-world fuel economy of a vehicle...'
EcoMode generates a personalized driver operation scorecard by monitoring engine rpm, vehicle speed, accelerator position, clutch position, selected gear and engine temperature.
The Ford Focus Electric is set to have EcoMode on it's vehicles as a way of helping people get better range, thus improving the overall appeal of the Focus Electric.
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