2017 Focus Electric gets larger 33.5 kWh batter and over 100 miles range!

For a long time it seemed like Ford wasn’t really interested in the Focus Electric. From lack of upgrades to lack of marketing, the Focus Electric has just been plugging along all on its own, promoted and discovered online by EV enthusiasts doing their own research. Back in December Ford announced the Focus EV would… Continue reading 2017 Focus Electric gets larger 33.5 kWh batter and over 100 miles range!

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Ford will unveil Chevrolet Bolt competitor later this year

Automobile Mag has learned that Ford will unveil a 200+ mile electric vehicle designed to compete with the Chevy Bolt EV. Details are scant, and it isn’t clear if Ford will attempt to get the vehicle out by 2017 to match the release of the Bolt. Ford will also be ready to compete with Tesla… Continue reading Ford will unveil Chevrolet Bolt competitor later this year

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Ford Focus Electric price dropped $6000 to $29,995

In an effort to become more competitive with the Nissan Leaf, the Honda Fit EV, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Chevy Volt, Ford has finally decided to lower their only pure electric vehicle offering by $6,000. Ford had already lowered the Focus Electric by about $4000 last year, but that still left the vehicle’s starting… Continue reading Ford Focus Electric price dropped $6000 to $29,995

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Ford Focus to get facelift, and plug-in hybrid version

The third generation Ford Focus was launched in 2012, and shortly after was followed by the Ford Focus Electric. Now, a facelifted version is set for 2015, and will likely be revealed this year at the Geneva Auto Show in March. The third generation Focus has been a worldwide sensation, selling 1.02 millioin in 2012… Continue reading Ford Focus to get facelift, and plug-in hybrid version

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Ford finally responds to ‘Stop Safely Now’ problem with official recall

Ford is recalling the approximately 2600 Ford Focus Electric vehicles that have been built since Sept 15th at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. The ‘Stop Safely Now’ issue is a situation that can cause a loss of power to the wheels, even while in motion. The steering and brakes to seem to remain unaffected. An official… Continue reading Ford finally responds to ‘Stop Safely Now’ problem with official recall

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US safety regulators are investigating Ford Focus Electric stalling issue

A preliminary evaluation for the 2012 and 2013 Ford Focus Electric vehicles was opened after the NHTSA received 11 reports from different drivers saying their vehicles shut down while driving. Over 1200 Ford Focus Electrics have been sold in the 2013 calendar year, with another 800 or so in the 2012 calendar year, all of… Continue reading US safety regulators are investigating Ford Focus Electric stalling issue

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2014 Ford Focus Electric price lowered $4000 according to window sticker

On Ford’s website and promotional material the MSRP is still listed at $39,200 plus a $795 destination charge. However, when viewing the actual window stickers on the 2014 Focus Electric vehicles in inventory, the base price is listed at $35,200 with the $795 destination charge for a total MSRP of $35,995. The updated window stickers… Continue reading 2014 Ford Focus Electric price lowered $4000 according to window sticker

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Ford Focus Electric production begins in Europe

Ford began producing the Focus Electric in Saarlouis, Germany. The Focus Electric is the first full electric vehicle to be produced by Ford in Europe, and leads Ford’s line-up of electrified and fuel efficient vehicles. The Ford Focus Electric is developed as a ‘One Ford’ global vehicle, and has been manufactured in North America since… Continue reading Ford Focus Electric production begins in Europe

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Range-saving breakthrough in heating to be test in Ford Focus Electric

Researchers at MIT claim to have a breakthrough HVAC system that needs very little energy to run. This system will first be testing by Ford in the Focus Electric in the next year or two. Funded by a $2.7 millioin grant from Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, the system uses materials to store a… Continue reading Range-saving breakthrough in heating to be test in Ford Focus Electric

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Ford predicts slow sales climb for its Focus EV

Ford Motor Co. is expecting lukewarm sales of the Ford Focus Electric in the coming year, even despite an extra 700 dealers who will soon be certified to sell Ford’s only all-electric vehicle. Mostly to grow the footprint of the Fusion Energi and C-max Energi plug-in hybrids, Ford is widening its dealer network to 900… Continue reading Ford predicts slow sales climb for its Focus EV

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Ford Focus Electric with cheaper trim level?

Thanks to a keen eyed reader, Inside EVs was tipped off to a change in Ford’s corporate inventory search function. In the past, when searching for inventory of the Ford Focus, the sub model would include 6 choices, one of which was the ‘Electric’. Now, the Focus sub model list includes 7 options, 2 of… Continue reading Ford Focus Electric with cheaper trim level?

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Ford Focus Electric receives 5-star crash test rating

The 2013 Ford Focus Electric has earned the top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The electric vehicle, Ford’s first 100% electric vehicle, received a 5 star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program testing. The test combines vehicle performance in absorbing crash impact from the front, side, as… Continue reading Ford Focus Electric receives 5-star crash test rating

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Ford planning on 900 EV certified dealers by spring

By this spring, 1 in every 3 Ford dealers in the US will be certified to sell plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Ford had 200 certified dealers last November, and will expand that number to 900 in the next few months. By then, Ford is expecting to be selling the Fusion Energi in addition to… Continue reading Ford planning on 900 EV certified dealers by spring

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Ford Focus Electric slow sales trigger discounts and incentives

Reported by the Detroit News, Ford is having troubles selling its Focus Electric vehicles. As a result, Ford is offering substantial discounts. Ford has offered $10,750 off of a three year lease, or if you prefer to buy the vehicle outright, it can be had for $2000 less than its original base price (down from… Continue reading Ford Focus Electric slow sales trigger discounts and incentives

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Ford is starting slow and waiting for market with Electric Vehicles

C.J. O’Donnel is Ford’s group marketing manager for electrification. He is quick to state that the Ford Focus Electric is not a compliance car like the Honda Fit EV and the Chevy Spark EV. “By the end of the year we will have six brand-new electrified products, which I think shows a commitment to electrification… Continue reading Ford is starting slow and waiting for market with Electric Vehicles

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Some Ford Focus Electric dealers matching Leaf’s $199/month lease

Not long ago Nissan started attracting new Leaf buyers with a 24 or 36 month lease for the Leaf Electric Vehicle at a base price of $199 per month. Dealers around Los Angeles have reported that showroom traffic has greatly increased since the new lower prices. This week, 2 large Ford dealerships in the Sacramento,… Continue reading Some Ford Focus Electric dealers matching Leaf’s $199/month lease

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EPA rates Tesla Model S at 89 MPGe with 265-mile range

The EPA has finished testing the 2012 Tesla Model S, and it’s numbers are impressive. The Tesla Model S gets 89 MPGe combined (88 MPGe in the city and 90 MPGe on the highway). The range of the Tesla Model S has been declared at 265 miles per charge, which beats the Tesla Roadster by… Continue reading EPA rates Tesla Model S at 89 MPGe with 265-mile range

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First Ford Focus Electric delivered to retail customer

It’s official! The Ford Focus Electric is finally here, and one made it into the hands of it’s owner over the weekend. Whit, from North Carolina, and an active member of the Ford Focus Electric Forum, drove 650 miles to New York to pick up his Ford Focus Electric. Click for the full story and… Continue reading First Ford Focus Electric delivered to retail customer

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