Want to buy a 2012 Ford Focus Electric when it hits dealer lots in late 2011? You might be out of luck. Unless, that is, you reside in New York or California, as those are reportedly the only two states that are in line to receive retail deliveries of the electrified Focus before the end of 2011.

Spring 2012 is now the official arrival time for the rest of us who live in the initial 19 markets that will get the Focus Electric. Those markets include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson and Washington, D.C.

David Finnegan, Ford's electrified vehicles marketing manager, is being reported saying:
For the first few months of production, we will be concentrating on California and New York. Our dealers in those areas will be the first to have their retail orders scheduled and receive the Focus Electric. We will be rolling out to the remainder of our initial markets starting in Spring 2012.
Heck, even Ford's "Go gas-free" Focus Electric promo ad reads "Coming spring 2012." It doesn't get much more official than that.


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      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog, anyway to automatically deny/delete any post that begins with "I just paid" ?
      Thunder938
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yet another coal burner
        Thunder938
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thunder938
        truth hurts..The out lets in my house, and most, get power from coal power plants. People seam to forget that
          graphikzking
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Thunder938
          but it's easier for power plants to switch to wind power/solar power/hydro power than it is to set up a full infrastructure of hydrogen or any other liquid fuel. I have solar panels on my roof as do 100's of thousands of other families. Plus you have the option to buy power (at least in Pa) from renewable energy sources.
      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front of the Electric looks much better than the regular one.
      Adam Horton
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see the Aston Martin Cygnet in this?
        Ace Convoy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adam Horton
        Ford owned that nose guys remember. I'm pretty sure these designs were penned before the time AM was sold off
          Jordan Biffle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ace Convoy
          Not to mention that Ford still has a small stake in AML.
        Brex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adam Horton
        AM was my first thought.
        Duk3ofN3rd5
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adam Horton
        I thought Aston is releasing a hatch back at first glance. the resemblance is stunning. I would be pissed if I were an Aston owner and see a rip-off on the nose.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Brex
        • 3 Years Ago
        If everyone will Report Abuse on these mofos, maybe AB will delete them.
          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Brex
          I think we've tried that. Apparently AB doesn't give a crap. A lot of these problems would go away if they had a better signing-up procedure, and if the thumbs up/thumbs down rating system was site-wide and not just thread specific. Some sites don't even show comments from posters that have extremely negative ratings, and that same technique would work fine here as well.
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      So is the grill this big to cool the electric motor/motors or the batteries? The front is so ugly, I like the front of the current Focus
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why couldn't they give it a grille similar to the regular Foci? I know it wont need radiator or engine intake air, but it looks much better with a more aggressive front fascia. Other than that I think it is a neat concept, as long as it can be priced competitively with gasoline or hybrids, and have decent range. I don't think the practical (or enthusiast) minded would be steered away from a cheaper, nicer looking, manual transmission base Focus, which can get 50+mpg highway, but at least there is a choice.
        Apex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        In Canada, we report out in larger Imperial (UK) gallons which is 1.2 x's of a US Gallon. It is very misleading, the Canada Focus ad's show 59MPG. True accurate ratings should be in km per litre as a standard for North America, and globally really. The lower the number the better. Most other spec factors have went metric, why not fuel consumption?
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Apex
          Ok, that makes much more sense. I knew something was up when I heard 59mpg highway. Pretty stupid to use Imperial Gallons if you are going to quote mpg in Canada.
        Apex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        Make that litre per 100km. Lower number is better, as less fuel is consumed
        methos1999
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        given the "eco" version of the focus gets EPA 40 mpg highway, where are you getting 50+?
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        "base Focus, which can get 50+mpg highway" lol no idea what you're smoking, but you should probably cut back.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          I'm smoking the misleading Canadian Ad campaigns of 59mpg. That would be Prius territory, and I'm glad the Focus isn't a Prius.
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      This Focus Electric would be perfect for my daily driving situation, providing a quiet relaxing gas free drive daily. Then I'll break out the high kilowatt toys on the weekends.
        ytilanigiroon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        My commute is about 80 miles round trip, which is close to the purported maximum range. Throw in an extra 20-30 minutes of stop and go traffic... I want one of these things, but I'd like the max range to be at around 150miles or so. I guess we'll see what people are actually seeing as far as miles per charge in about a year.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ytilanigiroon
          Yeah, hopefully the government will get off whatever extraterrestrial energy source they are hiding in Area 51 give us some more range. The Focus electric is gorgeous, though. Tesla's "skateboard"(flat floor) battery pack in the Tesla S is supposed to provide 300 miles of charge. I don't see why Ford can't do the same.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jcar302
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a ford guy at heart, so before i commented i read the autoblog links to the info on this electric focus. Couple things that bother me, first off, this is just another leaf, i really wish i could defend the focus, but other than being able to charge in 3 hours on 220v, it's just not really much more. With a suspected 100 mile range, i still would rather have a volt. Oh yea, and the installers at best buy are going to do the power station install at your house? Yea freaken right, first they mess up your car, then your computer and now you home. No way i would let anyone from best buy be responsible for working on the electric at my house.
      Mark_H
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not sure that I am ready for an electric car, myself, but I like seeing that major manufacturers are beginning to offer electric propulsion systems for those who do want them. You gotta start somewhere. CNG would be nice, too.
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