Ford Launching Focus Electric In Spring 2012

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is preparing to launch their first ever electric vehicle: the Focus Electric. The Focus EV will be launched in New York and California first. After sending the Focus to New York and Cali, Ford will add the electric car to 19 additional markets including Detroit, Seattle, and Chicago.

?For the first few months of production, we will be concentrating on California and New York,? said Ford electrified vehicles marketing manager David Finnegan. ?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.

The 2012 Ford Focus is powered by a 100-kilowatt electric-motor with a 23 kWh battery. It produces 123 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The Focus Electric can travel at a top speed of 84MPH and has a total range of up to 100 miles on a single chart.

When using the 240-volt home charging station, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric can reach full charge in 3-4 hours. On a standard 120-volt outlet, the Focus takes up 20 hours.