Ford is just getting around to launching its first ever electric-vehicle. However, due to limitations in infrastructure, Ford’s Focus EV will be first launched in the states of New York and California.
Following the release in the two coastal states, which is a precursor for the official spring 2012 release date, the Focus will hit showrooms in 19 additional markets including the Chicago, Detroit and Seattle metro areas.
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“For the first few months of production, we will be concentrating on California and New York,” he said. “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.
As for the rest of the country, Ford has yet to say when the Focus EV will be available to all. Something that I’m sure we’ll hear about as we get closer to the more widespread launch in 2012.
Refresher: The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 100-kilowatt electric-motor with a 23 kWh batter. Working together the system produces 123-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Ford says that the Focus Electric can travel at a top speed of 84 mph and has a total range of up to 100 miles on a single charge. With the 240-volt home charging station, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric can reach full charge in 3 to 4 hours. On a standard 120-volt outlet, the Focus Electric will take up to 20 hours.
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– By: Chris Chin