Ford Focus Electric Earns Top Safety Rating

The new 2013 Ford Focus Electric recently received a top vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Ford’s first ever all-electric passenger vehicle received a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. This safety performance test is based on the vehicle’s resistance to rollover in combination with its frontal and side-impact crash tests.

The Focus Electric has airbag technologies on the front and side which is designed to protect each individual passenger. The driver’s airbag features a curved tether system that pulls down in the lower section to create a pocket to help protect the driver’s chest and ribs from the impact of the airbag.

In addition to the dual-stage front and the side curtain airbags, security features include AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children), Anti-theft engine immobilizer, and Four-wheel anti-lock braking system.

“As more people shop for electrified vehicles, the Focus Electric now offers both a top vehicle safety rating from NHTSA and a faster-charging technology that allows it to fully recharge in three to four hours,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Ford Automotive Safety Office.

Friendly Ford isn’t surprised to see surprised to see another Ford added to the list of top-safety rated vehicles.

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