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Ford Motor Co. has confirmed another slashing of the Focus Electric’s price by $6,000 to $29,995 including dealer shipping charge. The converted all-electric 2012 Focus began sales in 17 initial markets in November 2011 at $39,995 with first deliveries in December. In July 2013 it received a $4,000 cut, and now if anyone questions whether […]

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For 2014, Ford’s electric version of the Focus remains the sole pure electric vehicle of the brand. Launched late 2011 as a 2013 model, the Focus Electric is Ford’s answer both to the Nissan Leaf and to government regulations. While Nissan chose to design a complete car from the ground up with the Leaf, Ford […]

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Ford will be installing GE EV charging stations at its facilities all across the U.S. Ford Motor Company announced it will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide in conjunction with GE, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford said the announcement continues the innovative cooperation begun more than 100 years ago […]

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As Ford prepares to revamp the third-generation Focus, a report from the UK says the Dearborn-based manufacturer is considering a plug-in version. Presently Ford’s C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi are its two plug-ins offering an estimated 21 miles electric range, and a Focus could accept their same 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and electrification without major […]

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Ford discovered its plug-in hybrid vehicles rack up enough electric-only miles every day to drive around the earth nearly eight times. Data show Ford plug-in hybrids are being driven about 203,000 electric miles every day and more than 8,400 miles every hour. The aggregate data are collected through MyFord Mobile, available on Ford’s plug-in vehicles, […]

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The 2013 Ford Focus and Focus Electric earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Focus is one of six vehicles in the small car segment to achieve IIHS’s highest rating. Top Safety Pick+ is a new category in the IIHS ratings. Vehicles must earn a “good” rating for […]

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Ford has revealed insight on how its plug-in hybrid owners are using their vehicle. Ford said plug-in hybrid owners are making the most of the vehicles’ 21 miles of gas-free all-electric range, using them for mostly short trips or commutes, and operating in electric mode nearly 60 percent of the time, according to new aggregate […]

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Ford Motor Company’s Focus Electric has now officially crossed the Atlantic. That distinction was made official today as Ford started production of the European Focus Electric in Saarlouis, Germany. The Focus Electric is the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe. According to Ford, the zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up […]

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Ford announced today the 2013 Ford Focus Electric earned the highest vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Focus Electric, which is Ford’s first all-electric passenger vehicle, earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash […]

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A total of 900 Ford U.S. dealers are to be certified to sell the automaker’s EVs by spring. In the same time frame, Ford will make the Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi available in all 50 states. Ford said the 900 dealers represents about one-third of all Ford dealers in the U.S. This […]

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