Ford has celebrated quite a few firsts in NASCAR® racing. It was the first manufacturer to compete with a four-door sedan. In 2008, the Fusion Hybrid was the first hybrid used as the pace car. And just earlier this year, the 2013 Fusion race car was revealed.
And now Ford has done it again! The all-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric will yet again put the Blue Oval in the NASCAR history books like those aforementioned examples, when it becomes the first all-electric pace car to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Richmond 400, at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2012.
Did you know that about 35 percent of new-car intenders are motorsports fans and 78 percent of them support NASCAR, according to Ford research? Or that Ford race fans are 67 percent more likely to consider Ford products than general market consumers? Now, what are the stats on Ford NASCAR fans and onion-blossom consumption?
Focus Electric is rated America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city, 99 MPGe highway and 105 MPGe combined.* It operates entirely on battery-generated power.
Watch the Ford Focus Electric pace the Richmond 400 April 28, 2012, and visit ford.com to learn more about the Ford Focus Electric.