The Ford Focus Electric will be sold in limited markets starting in late 2012.
It hasn’t had the fanfare of Chevrolet’s vaunted Volt launch or Nissan’s own electric vehicle, but Ford is quietly getting ready to introduce its own electric car, an electric version of the new Focus compact.
Ford announced the pilot markets for its first zero-emissions vehicle. The first markets selected for Ford Focus Electric: 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.
The Focus Electric will have a range of about 100 miles, the same Nissan claims for its Leaf 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,” said Mark Fields, Ford president for the Americas. (more…)