^...VW was able to do this because this is a new 2015 platform for the Golf, as compared with the Focus Electric which rides on the older platform from before 2010. But a new platform is coming for the Focus that 'should' offer a better integrated battery pack for whatever vehicle Ford decided will become a c-segment hybrid, Energi or full EV. I expect the same will be the case for the next gen C/D Segment vehicles.
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