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Ford Focus Electric Due In Late 2011

2012 ford focus at Ford Focus Electric Due In Late 2011

Ford confirmed the launch of the all-new Focus Electric, Ford’s first all electric passenger car, and announced the first US markets to get it. This version of the Focus, powered by a 23 kwh lithium-ion battery, will offer up to 100 miles of zero CO2-emissions, gas-free driving on a full charge. Ford will introduce a range of plug-in hybrids and electric cars based on this platform in future.

The initial markets for the Ford Focus Electric include Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va., Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

These cities where chosen carefully based on several criteria, including commuting patterns, existing hybrid purchase trends, utility company collaboration and local government commitment to electrification. Ford will also help develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles as well as share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support customers’ needs.

“There is a great deal of excitement for the Focus Electric across America and Ford wants to build on this enthusiasm by making our first all electric passenger vehicle available in as many pilot markets as possible,” said Mark Fields, President of the Americas, Ford Motor Company. “This is the first step in rolling out the Focus Electric. As the country continues to build up its electric vehicle infrastructure and demand for the Focus Electric grows, Ford will continue to evaluate additional markets and consider making this vehicle available in more cities across the country.”

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