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Focus Electric Gains New Outrageous Green for 2018


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#1 OFFLINE   jpd80

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

Mar 17, 2017 | DEARBORN, Mich. Inspired by Nature, Focus Electric Gains New Outrageous Green for 2018

 

DEARBORN, Mich., March 17, 2017 – In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and in line with Pantone’s 2017 Color of the

Year, Greenery, Ford introduces its new Outrageous Green Metallic tinted color for the 2018 Focus Electric.

 

For Ford’s color and materials design team, inspiration is everywhere. Thinking about the visual and tactile elements

that will help define future vehicles, Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials design manager, and her team tap into

everyday experiences to predict future trends to deliver a vibrant and diverse pallet for customers.

 

“Designers are encouraged to experience a feeling, bring it to the team, then collectively brainstorm ways to bring it to

life through a paint color or material for Ford vehicles,” says Whalen. “Outrageous Green Metallic is a unique shade,

symbolizing modern renewal and a reconnection with nature, then finished with a special tinted clear coat to give the

color depth and vibrancy.”

 

Challenged to think about the “why,” the Ford color and materials team works to answer why a particular color is

important, why now, and why this color as opposed to another. Many colors seen today were inspired from beautiful

places in nature, with trends often predicted two to three years into the future,

These trends can be influenced by everything from changing lifestyles, psychological and societal emotions, to

consumer hobbies and passionate interests. Unusual sports gear, ropes, anodized finishes, plastics gear and accent

fabrics provide inspiration for Ford vehicle exteriors and interiors. The social and political environment and conversations

about material ethics (biomaterials) also influence forecasting trends and help to predict the color and material choices Ford makes for tomorrow.  

 

Ford has a legacy of “going green” with its paint colors, offering Highland Green, Squeeze Green, Ultimate Green, Gotta

Have It Green and now Outrageous Green Metallic.

 

Batteries included

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has an EPA-estimated driving range of 115 miles, up from 76 miles on the 2016 model.

It has an EPA-estimated rating of 118 city/96 hwy/107 combined MPGe. Actual mileage will vary. MPGe is the EPA

equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.   

 

Ford Focus Electric comes standard with all-new DC fast-charge, capable of delivering 75 miles of range in 30 minutes

when using a charger capable of delivering 150 amps. The 2017 Ford Focus Electric charge port is also capable of

charging on 120-volt and 240-volt.

 

The car’s battery has 33.5 kilowatt-hours of installed energy – an increase of more than 40 percent compared to 2016,

with no increase in the size of the battery.

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   fuzzymoomoo

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:35 AM

Oh man, that's going to hurt my eyes on the line

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#3 OFFLINE   sullynd

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

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#4 OFFLINE   SoonerLS

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

Oh man, that's going to hurt my eyes on the line

At least you won't need coffee to stay awake.


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#5 OFFLINE   Anthony

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

Oh man, that's going to hurt my eyes on the line

 

How many electrics do you guys actually build?  I inquired about one about half a year back at my dealer and they said it was order only.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:24 AM

Looks a lot like the Euro Lime Green Fiesta color from a few years ago.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

 
How many electrics do you guys actually build?  I inquired about one about half a year back at my dealer and they said it was order only.

Not too many. I've never paid attention to how often they come down, maybe 1 out of every 40 cars or so? I'll pay attention to it when we get back at it next week.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

A similar color called Lime Metallic was offered on Chevy Spark EV.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

I do not know, In my opinion the color I painted several cars, a Ford Competition Green Polychromatic, (from I think 70 or 71, I still have a can in the basement) would look a whole lot better.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

It's not that easy being green......


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