Ford has just unveiled some new details about their upcoming Ford Focus that will run on electricity. The car will feature EcoMode, a software program that monitors how drivers drive their vehicle and tries to help them reduce their fuel consumption. The program displays the information will give them a score that is factored from everything the driver does – how long they spend in the highest gear, how long they leave the engine idling and so on. With driving habits having the biggest impact on how a car uses its fuel, a gauge to inform the driver how good or bad he/she drives should be an eye opener that will help people realize what they are doing wrong. The Ford Focus will also feature EcoRoute – a program that generates the most fuel efficient route to their intended destination. One wonders if all this information will lead to distracted drivers checking out their stats on the road. Look out for more information on this green car in the near future.
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