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Ford stops building the Focus Electric in Europe due to lack of sales

The company's new strategy call for gasoline hybrid fleet vehicles.

The Focus EV hasn't been very popular on the Continent.

Green
Vividly verdant vehicle to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Ford Focus Electric proclaims itself green with new paint color.

Green inside and out.

Report
Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range

Ford has a long way to go before besting the Chevrolet Bolt’s 238-mile range.

But will give the car quicker charging times.

Recalls
Ford recalls over 8,500 vehicles in three campaigns

The F-150 and Explorer represent the bulk of the recalled vehicles. The Focus Electric and Transit Connect account for over 900 and 600 vehicles each.

Captain Planet wants you to drive a Ford Focus Electric

Ford reveals new Focus Electric ad on Twitter.

Ford had licensed the Captain Planet characters to promote the Focus Electric in a new 30-second spot.

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Next Ford Focus Electric will stick with 100-mile range

Blue Oval doesn't see the need to extend Focus EV range to 200 miles.

Ford will boost the Focus Electric Vehicle's single-charge range to about 100 miles for the 2017 model year.

Official
Ford launches first-ever ad for Focus Electric

Driver Gets Sideways, Charges Up

Ford debuts a new advertising campaign for the Focus Electric, a short, high-energy "By Design" spot for the EV.

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Ford starts GoDrive carsharing service in London

Should Car2go Watch Out?

Ford is launching its own carsharing service in London called GoDrive to test out new ideas in the industry. It mixes a fleet of Ford Focus Electric and Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost vehicles, and the service allows people to take one-day drives with guaranteed parking at the end.

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Lower gas prices mean there are excellent deals on green cars right now

With gas prices down, that means green car sales are likely to decline as well. TrueCar's TrueSavings report has the evidence to support that idea, with one electric car and two hybrids among the top five in January for the biggest transaction price savings compared to MSRP.

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Ford Focus Electric gets $6,000 price drop, now starts at $29,995

Is It Now Ready To Compete With Top Seller Nissan Leaf?

In early 2013, the Nissan Leaf shed a massive $6,500 from its $35,200 base price to offer a new starting price of $28,800. Since then, we have seen numerous other plug-in vehicles get smaller price tags, from the Honda Fit EV (Sebastian Blanco

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EVs get support in Canada with big tax incentives, wireless EV charging

Perhaps a confluence of larger public and private incentives will help EV reach the tipping point north of the border. Canadian consumers are now privy to company, provincial and dealership incentives that could total more than C$12,000 ($11,200 US) for battery-electric cars such as the Smart ForTwo ED and Ford Focus Electric.

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Ford gets its Movement on, releases 'Sounds of Focus' tracks

Ford has, for at least the second year in a row, teamed up with techno promoter Paxahau and a couple of artists to make music in recognition of the Detroit Movement music festival. This time, Movement performers Ataxia and Secrets were selected by Ford, and were invited to spend some time at the automaker's Michigan Assembly Plant, which gives birt

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Montreal sets new EV gathering record: 431

The Nissan Leaf models are the easiest to spot, since they dominate the foreground. But Tesla Model S EVs and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids are represented as well. Look a little closer and you'll see a Ford Focus Electric and Mistubishi i EVs.

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2015 Ford Focus Electric hides in plain sight

The styling changes to the 2015 Ford Focus were shown off at the recent Geneva Motor Show, so what the EV version looks like is not that much of a surprise. Still, the 2015 Focus Electric is making its world debut here at the New York Auto Show, so we

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Ford ready to install GE Wattstations at 60 locations in North America

Upper-level Ford executives are sending mixed messages about the power of plug-in vehicles, but in the companies parking lots across North America, at least, the signal is clear: come on and charge your EV.

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Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances

When we saw a note about a recall for the Ford Focus Electric, our first reaction was, "is that a new one? Because it's getting hard to tell." This year, we've already seen the Blue Oval's all-electric hatch recalled for non-working door chimes and a "wiring incompa

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Ford, DOE help fund new $8M EV battery lab at University of Michigan

Everything's coming up batteries. Over in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Michigan is announcing a new lab to test out new battery chemistries and concepts, all with an eye towards building better electric cars. The basic idea is to see if these "experimental battery chemistries" will work on a small scale before automakers and suppliers build a whole bunch of them. The lab is scheduled to open next fall and will be available to "Sebastian Blanco

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Ford PHEV drivers 50% more likely to make electric-only trips after 6 months

In editor-speak, Ford may have buried the lede here. The US automaker, which sells the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrids as well as the Ford Focus Electric, was looking to get some press by letting the world know that drivers of its four production plug-in models put on 203,000

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Ford Focus EV 'Stop Safely Now' stalling problem under NHTSA probe

The feds are stepping in to investigate the "Stop Safely Now" messages that a Ford Focus Electric vehicle driver reported to AutoblogGreen earlier this year. The situation is a serious one, but not widespread as Reuters reports that the NHTSA has received just 12 complaints. Not a big number considering Ford has so

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