2016 Ford Focus Electric API

The 2016 Ford Focus Electric earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) top award in class, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE Award in the Compact car class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs data-driven automotive life-cycle assessment platform - the Automotive Performance Index (API) - the Focus Electric outperformed 287 Compact cars, earning the distinction as an ASG best in class selection for model year 2016. 

ASG’s 2016 Study also found the Focus Electric to hold the smallest life-cycle carbon footprint of any car in its class, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE Award in the Compact class. 

The API applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class.

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