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Ford unveils electric car in Vegas

Ford has unveiled its first strictly electric car that is expected to get up to 160 kilometres on a single charge, AFP has reported. The four-door Focus Electric passenger car, which was introduced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, would be "competitive" with similar electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, Alan Mulally, chief executive of the number two US automaker said, declining to provide further details. Ford said the lithium-ion battery in the Focus, which has a top speed of 136km/h can be fully charged at a home 240-volt charging station in three to four hours, half the time of the Leaf.