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2012 Ford Focus Electric

The EV Incognito You know those "spot the difference" side-by-side photos that are commonly reserved for Highlights magazines in a dentist's waiting room? "Can you find seven differences between these two pictures?" Park a 2012 Ford Focus Electric next to its gasoline-powered kin and you'll essentially be playing a three-dimensional version. But that's exactly why we like this zero-emission, battery-powered compact. It doesn't have a funky name, it isn't all bubbly shaped, and it's still as functional as any new Focus we've sampled to date. So, does this whole package of anonymous... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
23-kWh Battery
Power:
141 HP / 188 LB-FT
Transmission:
1-Speed Reduction
MSRP:
$39,995 base
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    2012 Ford Focus Electric
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    The EV Incognito You know those "spot the difference" side-by-side photos that are commonly reserved for Highlights magazines in a dentist's waiting room? "Can you find seven differences between these two pictures?" Park a 2012 Ford Focus Electric next to its gasoline-powered kin and you'll essentially be playing a three-dimensional version. But that's ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Ford Focus Electric
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    The EV Incognito You know those "spot the difference" side-by-side photos that are commonly reserved for Highlights magazines in a dentist's waiting room? "Can you find seven differences between these two pictures?" Park a 2012 Ford Focus Electric next to its gasoline-powered kin and you'll essentially be playing a three-dimensional version. But that's ...

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    Report: Ford prepared for slow sales with Focus Electric
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    Along with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, Ford CEO Alan Mulally is confident in the growth of the electric car segment. It's a long-term play, though, so Mulally isn't committing the electric Ford Focus EV to making a strong sales statement. For now, Ford's chief says he'd be fine moving fewer than 5,000 Focus EVs in the model's first full year. And ...

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    Ford prepared for slow Focus Electric sales; battery costs $12-15,000
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    Along with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, Ford CEO Alan Mulally is confident in the growth of the electric car segment. It's a long-term play, though, so Mulally isn't committing the electric Ford Focus EV to making a strong sales statement. For now, Ford's chief says he'd be fine moving fewer than 5,000 Focus EVs in the model's first full year. And ...

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    Ford Focus will be first all-electric pace car in NASCAR
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    Official: Ford Focus will be first all-electric pace car in NASCAR
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    If you thought pacing a NASCAR race with a Ford Fiesta was an odd choice, prepare to be properly shocked. Ford has announced the company is once again heading out onto the nation's tri-ovals, this time with the Focus Electric. The automaker claims the battery-powered hatchback will be the world's first all-electric pace car when it leads the field at the ...

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    Ford: Focus Electric's ads going online because EVs not yet ready for prime time
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    Sometimes, things just can't find a home on "regular" TV. Just ask Saturday Night Live's Not Ready for Prime Time players – or the Ford Focus Electric. Turns out, Ford will spend about a tenth of what it usually spends on new-model launches on the all-electric Focus and will shoot for a more digital emphasis in the process because of uncertainty ...

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    Ford Focus EV will be featured in Yahoo! reality series
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    The Ford Focus Electric will be featured in a reality-competition series to be broadcast over the Internet on Yahoo! starting next month. Yahoo!'s first-ever reality-competition series, called – naturally enough – "Plugged In," will involve two-person teams competing against each other in a scavenger hunt of sorts. The teams will be given ...

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    Men's Health looks to set coast-to-coast electric-vehicle record in Ford Focus Electric
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    It's not exactly the Cannonball Run, but, hey, it's for a good cause. Men's Health is looking to set what it says will be a coast-to-coast record-time drive in an electric vehicle while raising money for military families when it sponsors the drive of a Ford Focus Electric in its so-called Electric Car Challenge across the country starting next week. Top ...

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    Volkswagen Up! named 2012 World Car of the Year
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    Official: Volkswagen Up! named 2012 World Car of the Year
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    Ford says selling 10 Focus Electrics in three months is "on track"
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    From the looks of things, the Ford Focus Electric has decidedly poor sales. In fact, according to numbers that Green Car Reports is reporting – and Ford is not denying – only 10 units have been sold since the car went on sale late last year: seven in December, three in January and none in February. Now, we knew that widespread sales were ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric qualifies for California HOV lane access, extra $2,500 off
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    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt and the Honda Civic Natural Gas, the 105-MPGe 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been granted HOV lane access in California by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB not only gave the upcoming all-electric vehicle the ability to let people drive alone in the High Occupancy Vehicle lane but also qualified ...

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    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt and the Honda Civic Natural Gas, the 105-MPGe 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been granted HOV lane access in California by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB not only gave the upcoming all-electric vehicle the ability to let people drive alone in the High Occupancy Vehicle lane but also qualified ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range
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    Coming soon to select Ford dealers, at least those on the coasts, is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has certified gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the all-electric Focus should get 100 MPGe. ...

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    Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range
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    Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the all-electric Focus should get 100 MPGe. The Focus EV gets 110 ...

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    Remember all the way back to Monday, when "bricking" your pricey electronic gadget simply meant you needed to get a new iPhone to try and jailbreak? The electric vehicle world is still dissecting the charges that surfaced yesterday that a Tesla Roadster could be bricked – i.e., made inoperable – if the battery gets worn down to zero, as there ...

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    Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part II: Ford
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    In response to my last column on this subject – Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach – commenter TxPatriot wondered why (non-hybrid) modern cars can't deliver the 53-58-mpg fuel economy he says his 1989 Geo Metro does. "I've yet to receive a satisfactory answer to this question," he wrote. Well, for ...

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    Ford Focus Electric won't be available outside of U.S. coasts until September
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    The Ford Focus Electric, which started sales in select east and west coast markets (read: California and New York/New Jersey) in November, won't be available to other U.S. markets until September, Ford Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure associate director Mike Tinskey told MLive. Tinskey, speaking after a panel discussion at the Automotive Megatrends ...

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    Ford uses recycled plastic bottles for Focus Electric seats
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    Ford will use recycled plastic bottles from the upcoming North America International Auto Show in Detroit and Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in the seats of its Ford Focus Electric, as the automaker found a method to use recycled plastics in the polyester fiber used in the car's seat materials. Ford is working with fabric-maker Unifi and its ...

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