The current Ford Focus Electric gets a 76 miles (122 km) EPA and 162 km NEDC range with its 23 kWh battery. The 46 % battery capacity increase to 33,5 kWh will probably give the MY 2017 a 107-110 miles (172-177 km) EPA and 230-235 km NEDC range. Just to stay in the same league of the Hyundai IONIQ and 30 kWh Nissan Leaf.
The Focus Electric will finally get DC fast charging with the CCS protocol that gives the possibility to charge from 0 % to 80 % in 30 minutes.
It’s still unknown if the battery volume was reduce to allow the trunk to gain more space.
The 2017 Ford Focus Electric is clearly a “me too” car and will arrive later this year, but the more the merrier I guess.