• Jan 3, 2011
It's been nearly a full year since Ford made it clear that the automaker is planning to roll out an all-electric version of its Focus, and now we have our first glimpse at what to expect from the car. The Blue Oval has dusted off its first teaser of the New Year with a shot of the charging port on the EV Focus. Interestingly enough, Ford has decided to skip the Detroit Auto Show as a venue for the vehicle's unveil, opting instead for the electrified Focus to take a bow at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 6 to 9.

Ford has previously announced that when the Focus Electric hits the market, it will initially only be available in Washington, D.C. and just 14 states. Buyers can expect to find a range of around 100 miles thanks to an array of lithium-polymer batteries supplied by LG Chem. The attentive of you will recognize that supplier as the same company that serves up the cells for the Chevrolet Volt.

We'll have the full details about Ford's Focus Electric in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      1. Ford.. i hate you for winning at stuff...
      2. If i live in Maryland can I have still buy it.
      3. Will it be tweaked enough so that we can tell its something special from a distance. (sonata hybrid)
      4. Will Ford offer an electric fusion...

      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the gas version. They should distinguish a bit more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Excellent, another mainstream car company is putting out an EV. I don't care how expensive it might be, competition = better batteries = lower prices
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just realized that the electric Focus will be based off the new 2012 model, that makes it a lot more exciting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford is just way too good lately. They feel like they're in or entering a phase like Honda had in the early-to-mid '90s. I like every one of their products (well, not all of Lincoln)

      If they can hit the right buttons with an EV, they will be putting themselves in a good place for 2015 or 2025 or whenever EVs actually start mattering to a company's bottom line. I think an EV Focus is a "safe" bet. They played it safe with hybrids (hybridizing a real car) and it worked well.

      P.S. Teasers suck.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't forget the Transit Connect EV is already on the streets...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who has the better strategy - Ford vs. GM?
      - Ford - utilize the proven and very capable Global Focus C platform and make (4) different drive-trains available - Gas, EV, Hybrid and Plug-n hybrid and spread the cost over 2+ Million units sold each year... thus lowering the price to the consumer (and making a profit).
      vs.
      - GM - spend Billions developing a new, unproven and dedicated single EV platform for the Chevy Volt and acknowledge your loosing money even when priced above $40K each.

        • 4 Years Ago
        ahem... it is an advanced hybrid. Please reserve the term EV for all-electric cars.

        And being priced above 40k has an advantage in California(one of its top markets) where the wealthy folks in the SF Bay Area, Ventura and OC can show off their wealth and green status at the same time.

        Im going to assume the black Hybrid Chevy Tahoe with hybrid decals parked in front of SF City Hall is Gavin Newsom's. (it probably needs the decals so that it doesn't keyed)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to admit and people can hate me for this but I'm a tad disappointed in the Volt. Cool concept and idea. GM seemed to promise a lot with that car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will undoubtedly be my favorite EV (after the Tesla line-up of course), but sadly much of the mainstream will probably not line-up for them because it wont be immediately obvious to onlookers that they're driving a green-vehicle. Much like the failed Honda Civic hybrid, it's just as (more?) important to buyers that they're seen driving a hybrid/EV as the environmental/economic benefits they provide... sad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wouldn't say the Civic hybrid failed because it looked like a normal Civic...I would say it failed because the powertrain sucked hardcore.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I think attitudes will change once gas pricees spike up again which will bound to happen again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Makes sense that it will be shown at CES. Electric vehicles will probably appeal more to gadget-loving CES followers - the kinds of people who are more comfortable upgrading their firmware than changing their oil.
      • 4 Years Ago
      2011 Let the electric car wars begin!! Next few years are going to be very interesting in the electric vehicle category.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This really could be a shot at the Chevy Volt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not really; after that 100 miles, you're 'done,' unlike the Volt, which can carry on using the range extender. This is more likely a (much better looking) competitor to the Leaf.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @sgvii

        In certain instances, yes, the Volt's gas engine will run, and in VERY limited instances, the gas engine will help move the vehicle. But for the average American with a commute under 30 miles, the only reason the gas engine wil lrun is to use the fuel so it dosn't go bad in the tank. I could commute all year in the Volt and never use a drop of the fuel in the tank. But unlike the Leaf or this Focus, I could ALSO use the same car to drive from Baltimore to CT for the weekend, a 600 mile round trip.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @bssplyr: at least with the Focus I could round trip on battery for my daily commute, unlike the Volt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @bssplayr The Volt is a plug in Hybrid since after all, its gas engine will pollute and actually move the vehicle. This is purely electric and, unlike the Leaf . . . good looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A huge glowing ring?

      It would be amazing if it had a red ring of death. That way it would be much easier to check when to take the car to a shop..
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha! Would it take a few months to get your car bad once it happened?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, Ford could offer us a three-year extended warranty to our cars...
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