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New 2012 Ford Focus Electric on the way by the end of 2011.

Posted in Chevrolet, Compact Cars, Economy Cars, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electronics, Emissions, Engines, Ford, GM by MrAngry | October 25th, 2010 | 36 Responses |

2012 Ford Focus Electric

I suppose it’s time to officially put the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf on notice as Ford has announced that they will have an all electric, newly redesigned Focus on sale by the end of next year. Over the last 5 years Ford is the only motor company that has, in my opinion fulfilled it’s obligations to the public. They didn’t take any government bailout money, they’ve got the most attractive line-up of any American car manufacturer, and from a performance and quality standpoint, their cars are fantastic. The new 2012 Ford Focus electric is said to have a range of 100 miles, about the same as the new Nissan Leaf. It is also a true electric car, as it has no range extender engine like the Chevrolet Volt.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

What the Focus electric does have in leaps and bounds over the competition however is style – oodles and oodles of style. Let’s face it, one of the main reasons that consumers buy a car is for how it looks and makes them feel, and from a styling standpoint the Focus is just tits. By the time the Focus electric is released the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt will have already been on the market for a full year, which from a strategy standpoint is a good thing for Ford. Keep in mind that there is no official data yet on how electric cars are going to sell in the United States. We know that via the market research conducted that electric cars should do great, but as of right now that’s really all we have to go on. Personally, I’m still not convinced that the American public is ready for electric cars, what I do know is that manufacturers like Nissan and GM will be sitting on eggshells waiting for the 1st quarter sales figures to come in. 2011 is going to be a very pivotal year for the electric car market, a very pivotal year.

Source: Gas2.org

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36 Responses

  1. Aaron says:

    If I had the money, I would totally buy one.

  2. Mike Tretick says:

    VERY interested in an EV

  3. MANOJ BABU says:

    Very interested if the car can go above 200 miles in one charge

    • Roger Alkana says:

      You want 200 miles per charge? Then shell out some bucks and buy the Tesla S. It has a 300 mile range. Dumb shit.

      • MrAngry says:

        Hey Roger you dopey Nimrod… what’s with the hostility?

      • bonbon says:

        but does it also need gas? where the focus runs only on electric itself! Lets be reasonable!!

      • dah says:

        what Genius? you dont expect a muliti billion dollar car company cant make a car go over 200 miles your a dumb shit. they just dont want to .. just like the kentic chargeing system is a joke ..chevron is sitting on one of the most innovative batt. designs in history right now. as they will continue to for a reason .they are at least 3 different ways of keeping these cars goin that i can think of and im no rocket scitist. there just think n of way right now how to profitt off this, the elec co. special plugs more taxes there just waitng for opec to merg in to elec.once they figure out how to slip in the taxes and these chargeing station quitely with out to much of a uproar and then charge the american people there be all over going 600 miles

  4. Richard says:

    I am interested if the miles per charge are enough to get me from my remote location to the city and back. The only problem I can see is, how do I charge on the other end to make the return trip.

  5. Charliez says:

    How many miles per charge??? Not mentined in the Fancy Web site.

  6. MrAngry says:

    The question of recharging is indeed an important one. Right now an infrastructure is being worked on, but there is nothing concrete as of yet.

  7. DONALD CURTIS says:

    I Will buy one when one can…..

    • DONALD CURTIS says:

      UP DATE: I OWN 2 ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND WILL BUY THIS NEW USA MADE CAR WHEN ONE CAN… THE TWO ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT I DRIVE DAILY ARE A VAN AND A CAR… GREAT VEHICLES! READY FOR ONE MADE IN THE USA!!!

  8. Michael says:

    Every one who has two cars need to change one of them to an EV for intown use. Or anyone who works within 30 mile should get one. I for one has been waiting for an EV. Tesla is too expensive. Leaf is sold out. Im looking hard on Focus & up comming Rav 4 w/ tesla motor in 2012.

  9. Paul Gentner says:

    Am sold on the focus electric. Cannot wait till july when i can put my order in.I understand that i may not be able to take delivery till the end of sept or mid october. That is fine.

  10. Jeanne says:

    Wondering how many people this will sit?

  11. Ski says:

    I too am very interested in an EV vehicle. One that is affordable to me, that has good range per charge and that has an outstanding warranty. It’s hard to say if Ford will be able to fit the bill, but am hoping that it’s an American made vehicle. I have been with Toyota and now Kia for the traveling, gas driven vehicles. However with gas in my neighborhood circling $4+ per gallon, it’s time to look into EV for work. Maybe hybrid for traveling. We’ll see.

  12. Andre says:

    I love this 2012 Ford Focus “HOT”

  13. T.Downey says:

    Focus is impressive in style and with the electric Ford certainly is competitive in market. The last Ford I bought was a 1959 Ford six.

  14. J.B. Smith says:

    I’m planning on replacing our 2008 Toyota Prius this fall (2011) and would love to make it the Ford Focus Electric to go with our 2008 Escape. Unfortunately it is likely to be pretty much unavailable like all the other new releases. I sure wish Ford would take pre-orders like Tesla did.

  15. Joe says:

    Does anyone know where to get reliable information on pricing for the Ford EV? What’s the price range supposed to be?

  16. Tom Miller says:

    What is the total miles per gallon? Is it going to be close to the Chevy Volt? The volts can only go 42miles before relying on gas generator.

  17. ddavids1 says:

    I also own two EV conversions using traditional lead acid batteries. The Leaf has no thermal protection for batteries-the Focus EV does. When will the price be published? When can I place my order? Will it be available only in limited areas as is the Volt? The Volt was designed to overcome the “range anxiety” that may exist.

  18. Richard says:

    What is the range of the focus ev?

  19. Mark H. says:

    As soon as I am convinced they will work well in a severe weather state and they become available I am going to buy one. They look great and Ford has too much invested in this not to do it right. This is the future baby!

  20. mentzell says:

    as more and more electric cars come out, the internal demand on charging teck such as service roads useing the power pad induction to charge on the fly could become fesiable as the induction would run the car and a seperate induction would charge the battery ,distance would be negated,profits for the electric provider also would increase,limited distance would no longer exist

  21. Eric J says:

    I will watch the Focus EV with interest. I am sure there is some connection to the Toyota technology Ford licensed for the Escape hybrid. But just as Ford added some enhancements of their own to the first generation tech, I am sure they are working to do more now. I have a 2005 Ford Escape hybrid with 230K and the original battery pack. I am interested to see what Ford can do with the newer technology. I have concerns about a cold weather environment on an electric ONLY vehicle, although the liquid loop for heating and cooling the lithium ion battery is a good innovation. I think the reason they do not publish a range at this point is there are so many variables concerning route, temperature during travel, and driving habits that affect actual miles of travel before charging. If this vehicle can start and do 150 miles of highway travel per charge (not stop and start local travel) in the summer, it will likely easily do the 100 miles in the winter I am looking for – and that would sell me on it. The hybrid is the way to go for longer trips, but I would LOVE to not buy gas for my commute.

  22. Alvin Keller says:

    Would like some current information the on the Electric Ford Focus. ie Cost? delivery date? any new updated info.
    Thanks

    • Jim says:

      How about some current info? When, how much, stuff like that please.

      • Ray says:

        Hi all

        Not one to blog or post I just think this EV Ford is fantastic, should it actually be available this year. I see all of you have been posting here since early 2011. Well, I just found out about it this evening (August10th, 2011, and I am excited about it.

        So far, I have been looking at Tesla, aptera, Persu (3 wheeled bike) Leaf, Volt, and the list goes on.

        However, buying an all-electric car from a major American company (at a base price of $16,000–so I hear– is something I cannot afford to pass up. ‘to-good-to-be-true is what I am feeling. But if there are Gov. incentives as well to bring the thing even MORE into a viable price-point, I will be there… Ill leave my 16.9 MPG Grand Cherokee Laredo in the garage for the long trips….

    • Richard Emery says:

      from the Ford website they said it would cost $39,995 or a less than a volt. and the car will be available sometime in the middle of the year or at its latest October.

  23. JD Reid says:

    I like all that was said about the new Ford Focus Electric; but what is the cost?

  24. william kelley says:

    When will American car manufacturers stop bullshitting the American consumer and offer a car with a reasonable range (250 – 300) miles from the availible technology. Do they really think we haven’t figured this out yet?????

    • Noz says:

      Yes…they do believe the American public is pretty damned stupid…and YES…for the most part, they are 100% correct in thinking that.

      The track record of American consumers speaks for itself…most are idiots and most don’t have a clue about the rest of the world or what effect they have on others.

      Corporations know this too well and the sales of SUVs has been a prime example of how dumb the general public really is.

  25. Noz says:

    I don’t think Nissan has anything to worry about….the Volt…it’s another story.

    Let’s wait and see how the Focus is going to be….there is no point making empty threats against the Leaf (or Volt for that matter) by using a product (the Focus EV) that doesn’t even exist yet.

    And I’m sure Nissan is fully aware of the situation and isn’t sitting on the sidelines waiting for Ford to outdo them.

    When the EV Focus appears, I’ll believe it…until then, it’s a prototype and doesn’t exist for production. Also, as much as I’d like to buy an EV, I’m not going to pay $30K for one….especially a Focus that is really an $18K car (which I also believe Ford charging $28K for a loaded Focus absolutely ridiculous).

  26. Fordwins says:

    the public are fat GMO food eating zombies that will do what they are told! These scum auto makers could have been making 100+ mpg cars for decades now. Ford is finally designing better looking cars. GM is crap, chevy is redneck awful, etc.
    They are just in bed with oil companies. The electric focus is selling for 38k, still too much money. when the prices come down to around 25k for these cars, you will watch sell like wild! who wants to be driving these 25 mpg gallon city drive cars.