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About one in three US Ford dealers will be certified to sell plug-in vehicles by this spring, as the automaker gets ready to increase sales of its Focus Electric vehicle and C-Max and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids, Automotive News reports, citing the company.

Ford, which had 200 plug-in certified dealers in November, will expand that number to about 900 within the next couple of months. By then, Ford expects to be selling the Fusion Energi, which was recently tested to have a 620-mile range in combined EV and gas-powered modes.

While demand for Ford's hybrids helped boost the company's January alt-fuel sales almost fivefold from a year earlier, plug-in vehicle sales remain sluggish. C-Max Energi sales fell to 338 units from 971 in December, while the company moved just 81 Focus Electrics in January, compared to 167 the previous month.


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      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those dealers are going to need a course in creative salesmanship in order to sell a vehicle with a base price of $40k and a range of 76 miles when buyers can walk across the street to their Nissan dealer and buy a similar vehicle for $11k less.
        Spec
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        And they can't even use the "well this one is built in the USA" line anymore.
          Michael
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          Ryan, He was writing about the FOcus EV, which I believe is built in Canada, though I could be wrong about that.
          Spec
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          Ryan, my point was that the Nissan Leaf is ALSO BUILT IN THE USA. So that is not an advantage they can claim.
          Ryan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          But, I agree that the Focus EV and the Fusion Energi are priced too high.
          Ryan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          http://www.freep.com/article/20121109/BUSINESS01/311090047/Ford-seeks-efficiency-by-building-C-Max-Energi-in-Wayne-plant Last time I checked Wayne, MI was still part of the USA...
          Ryan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          "The C-Max Energi is built at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, along with the C-Max hybrid, the Ford Focus, the Focus ST performance car and the Focus Electric." From the link. I would also hope that the battery companies in the US that don't sell to the home converter is providing batteries for these cars.
        chanonissan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        Nissan leaf base price will be around $29k with 83 miles (14 % factor in) compare to $38k for 76 miles.
        paulwesterberg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        Correction: The ford focus EV now has a base price of $38k. I hope that ford continues to find ways to shave the price to make this vehicle competitive.
      EZEE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sadly, I have seen two Fisker's and one Focus EV.
        Michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        I saw a Fisker once, they were trying to convince downtown Philadelphian's to part with near $100K for that load of crap. That company needs to either get the Atlantic produced or fold it's tent because the Karma is all bad.
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great. Now how about a better & more affordable Ford EV instead of the kludgy Ford Focus electric conversion?