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AddFord teases Focus electric ahead of CES

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 El

22Ford teases Focus electric ahead of CES

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 El

AddFord sets 2011 electric Focus 2011 production target at 10,000-20,000 units

Truth be told, the battery-powered Ford Focus doesn't draw the attention it deserves. Yeah, it's just a modified Focus with some electric goodies pack within, but it's still a significant electric vehicle (EV) that's all too often overshadowed by the dedicated, ground-up plug-in vehicle designs like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt. Sorry Ford, but perhaps some more advertising would help draw the electric Focus out from the shadows.

AddFord Canada CEO says electric vehicles won't catch on unless consumers undergo a shift in behavior

Ford Canada chief executive officer, David Mondragon, told a group of people attending a business luncheon at a Toronto-area hotel that electric vehicles (EVs) will account for the slimmest fraction of the market by 2020. Mondragon explains that consumers may opt for more fuel-efficient cars if gas prices creep up, but, he said, buyers will not embrace EVs unless either a dramatic shift in behavior occurs, or prices of battery-powered vehicles drop substantially.

27Revenge of the Electric Car coming to a theater near you... sometime

Remember the documentary "Who killed the Electric Car?" Director Chris Paine created the film in 2005 and 2006 to bemoan the decision of some automakers to kill off their electric car programs. It's now five years later and Paine and company are back with a vengeance videotaping "Revenge of the Electric Car."

AddPretty in Pics: Leno's electric Ford Focus gets a face, specs

Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

25Pretty in Pics: Leno's electric Ford Focus gets a face, specs

Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddDetroit preview: Ford's electric line-up might include a Focus EV

We're all pretty aware that this year's Detroit Auto Show will be a more somber event than in previous years. Still, drastically reduced sales and a sour economy won't stop everything in its tracks. Chrysler, for example, will bring an electric car (possibly a four-door Dodge coupe). What's Ford got? We're not sure yet, but on the heels of the lauded Fusion hybrid, we are hearing tales that Ford will at least talk about new electric vehicles during our time in Cobo Hall next week. We expect that

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