One of the reasons Ford has given for justification of a higher price for the Focus Electric is the availability of more technology on the car compared to the Leaf. I have to agree. Two 4.2Ē displays on the instrument cluster, each one with its own 5 way controller to customize displays, and navigate features. Topped of by an 8Ē screen on the center stack. Ford's SYNC and MyFordTouch are the sleeper features that may one day make Ford "the killer app," and make it possible to keep adding value and utility to the Focus Electric longer after you take possession of the fob.
Most interesting is the ability to use the car as a mobile hot spot. This can be done by either tethering a compatible phone to the vehicle or by connecting a USB modem to one of two available USB ports. I know with two iPod toting kids, this feature will see some action when we take delivery.
Another feature which has the ability to really set Ford apart on the tech front is the ability to use Apps with the SYNC system. 10 Apps have been officially integrated, Ford has said
they hope to have 50 to 75 Apps available.
Below are some links from Ford which elucidate the many features of SYNC and MyFordTouch.
A general overview of SYNC.
List of phones Ford has tested and features each phone is compatible with.
Note that my phone, the Droid Charge was no where on Fordís list but I found from this
forum that at least some of the features work with Sync, obviously Fordís List is not comprehensive.
Shows the four flavors of SYNC and the features available for each.