Ford's one electric car, the Focus Electric, has received very good reviews. But it's a very slow seller: It's expensive, and Ford hasn't seemed interested in pushing very hard to get sales going. In fact, Ford said this week that the company won't be doing anything to update the electric Focus for 2014. Show More Summary
The Ford Focus is now being made in Europe.
I went to check it out on Tuesday night. It is awesome! It's an all-electric car, which he charges with a regular power cord plugged into a regular electric socket.
Today, electric cars are too expensive for most of us, even with prices creeping downward. A Tesla Model S will run you over a grand a month, and even Ford’s electric Focus sells for nearly $40,000. Making matters even tougher on the wallet is the fact that a home charging station will set you back Continue reading ?
Ford has made a serious investment in electric vehicles in recent years: with the likes of the Ford Focus Electric, Ford C-MAX Energi and the Ford Fusion plug-in electric vehicle (pictured) all on the way to our roads. As such, being endorsed as the company’s preferred charging station supplier was always likely to offer a Continue reading ?
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Anyone looking under the bonnet of the Nissan Leaf – the Japanese carmaker’s all-electric rival to the Ford Focus – could be in for a surprise. With its tangle of boxes and wires, the Leaf’s engine seems just like a conventional one – but without the oily grime. “The weirdest part of the car is Continue reading ?
The Ford Fusion Energi joins the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric as the company's third vehicle with a charging connector and access to California's HOV lanes. While it's a larger car than the C-MAX Energi, it weighs about the same and features pretty much the same plug-in hybrid powertrain with 195 net horsepower and three EV driving modes. Show More Summary
I’ve decided to do an updated cost comparison post (or a few) of electric vehicles and comparable ICE vehicles. For one, I never conducted the comparison with the most competitive EVs on the market (I just used the Ford Focus Electric). Show More Summary
For an electric car, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric delivers an ample amount of acceleration while maintaining the quietness in the cabin one expects from electric vehicles, prompting us to say, “For better or worse, it’s one of the best electric vehicles you can buy today.” With an interior just like any other Ford Focus, [...]
Ford has modest sales expectations for its Focus Electric.
Like the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid before it, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric has recently been crash-tested by the NHTSA and passed with flying colors, getting an overall rating of 5 stars out of 5.
Ford’s first all-electric vehicle, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric, received an overall five-star score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines performance in front- and side-impact crash tests and rollover resistance. Along with airbags tailored to deploy for individual occupants, the 2013 Focus Electric has a driver’s airbag that uses a reconfigured [...]
Driving the kids to soccer practice in one of Ford's hybrid minivans might lead you to wonder why the Focus Electric gets all of the company's smartphone app love. Fortunately, Dearborn is teaming up with PlugShare to bring the latter's EV charging maps to a version of the MyFord Mobile app that's designed for the C-Max and Fusion Energi. Show More Summary
Let's Face It, We're Just Plain Lazy Recent news about the price cuts on the Ford Focus EV and Nissan Leaf are proof positive that despite all their eco-goodness, pure electrics as well as plug-in hybrids remain a tough sell to the American...Show More Summary
Ford is reducing the cost of leasing and buying the Ford Focus Electric to move more units after a relatively disappointing year in 2012.
Here's some justification for electrification.
Ford just slashed prices on its Focus Electric, a good car that isn't selling. Why are electric cars such a hard sell, and what is Ford doing about it?
Looking to buy or lease a Focus Electric? Now is the time!
The Detroit News reports Ford is having real trouble moving its new Focus Electric. As a result, the automaker is offering substantial incentives in an attempt to lure in more buyers. How substantial? Try $10,750 off of a three-year lease. Show More Summary