Ford starts shipping Focus Electric to dealers this weekend

According to people familiar with the matter, FoMoCo has started shipping its Focus Electric hatchback to dealers this weekend.

Insiders said that about 350 Ford Focus Electric units will be sent to a total of 67 dealers in California, New Jersey and New York over the next couple of weeks.

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Each dealer will receive about 6 units, one of which will be a demo model.

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Refresher: The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 100-kilowatt electric-motor with a 23 kWh battery. 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. The Focus Electric achieves a certified 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and a 99 MPGe highway. Prices start at $39,200.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews