The 2013 Ford Focus Electric is a star already. With the latest laurel coming in the form of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) applause, the makers can be proud of such an innovation. Crash tests over, the car has been handed over a rating of 5 stars out of 5 by the NHTSA.
The overall ratings talk a lot about the EV. Going by the details, the car garnered 5 stars in the front impact test, 5 stars in the side impact test, and 5 stars in the rollover test.
Much better than the gasoline-operated Focus model, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric has batteries that add weight to it. The only competitor could well be the Tesla S in the current day scenario.
Also adding the extra charm are the airbags in the EV that helped it muster points in the crash test. The car maker has deployed front and side airbags so as to be of help to individual passengers.
According to the company, ‘the driver’s airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a pocket to help lessen the impact of the airbag on the driver’s chest and ribs in frontal crashes.
Innovative side airbags feature unique shoulder vents that stay open and reduce pressure for smaller occupants who typically benefit from reduced forces’.
Further security features include AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control, four-wheel anti-lock braking system, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) and anti-theft engine immobilizer.
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