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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:14 pm

http://www.thefordstory.com/our-article ... urability/
1:20 Comment From Marc Lee
Is the Focus EV still on track for a launch late this year?

1:21 Ford:
Yes, Marc. The plan is in place to have the Focus Electric in the market in late 2011.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:47 pm

evnow wrote:http://www.thefordstory.com/our-article ... urability/
1:20 Comment From Marc Lee
Is the Focus EV still on track for a launch late this year?

1:21 Ford:
Yes, Marc. The plan is in place to have the Focus Electric in the market in late 2011.
Is there a definite websitesite that provides the Ford Focus EV production specs?

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:07 pm

mxp wrote: Is there a definite websitesite that provides the Ford Focus EV production specs?
This is Ford's web site.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:16 pm

2012 Ford Focus Electric July 25th mailer. The most interesting bit is on the cover.

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:42 pm

rnkepler wrote:2012 Ford Focus Electric July 25th mailer. The most interesting bit is on the cover.

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What are the chances that they printed separate mailers depending on the time of availability in a particular area and sent the correct one to recipients ?

May be they will do a soft "launch" like Nissan did in Dec, but really start delivering cars in March '12. BTW, I heard they are no longer working with Magna on the car. They have a new supplier - anyone heard that ?
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:50 pm

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:43 pm

After having seen the new-body Focus "in the flesh", I've got to recant my former statement; I'm beginning to think it's not quite so nice looking on the outside as I had originally thought from the press release pictures. The inside still looks worlds better than what's in the LEAF, but now it's more of a toss up between a car w/ better exterior looks vs. one w/ better interior looks.

I've also come to accept that Ford will probably sell more standard Focii (??) than Nissan will ever sell of this body style of LEAF, so looks like I might get to have an "exclusive" car after all!

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:31 pm

TLeaf wrote:After having seen the new-body Focus "in the flesh", I've got to recant my former statement; I'm beginning to think it's not quite so nice looking on the outside as I had originally thought from the press release pictures.
My thought on Focus is that the form of the front doesn't fit rest of the body. Since they tried to make a platform with multiple vehicles in varying lengths - but very similar front end, rest of the body on Focus looks somewhat cut short.

One of these days I'll go to a Ford dealer and take some photos.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:51 pm

TLeaf wrote:After having seen the new-body Focus "in the flesh", I've got to recant my former statement; I'm beginning to think it's not quite so nice looking on the outside as I had originally thought from the press release pictures. The inside still looks worlds better than what's in the LEAF, but now it's more of a toss up between a car w/ better exterior looks vs. one w/ better interior looks.

I've also come to accept that Ford will probably sell more standard Focii (??) than Nissan will ever sell of this body style of LEAF, so looks like I might get to have an "exclusive" car after all!
+1

At first, I REALLY liked the EV version of the new body style. That was probably because it is a nicer looking, more balanced design than the LEAF, IMO. Now that I've seen the ICE versions on the highway, with their more aggressive grilles and chin treatments, I think that the EV version looks too bland.

And regarding the number of the ICE versions that we'll see on the road, the Focus is a staple of rental car fleets. In some areas, we'll be inundated by these cars.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:52 pm

Some new information on Focus EV.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/introd ... focus.html
How long is the battery pack warranty?

Battery pack warranties for the Focus Electric haven’t been announced yet – but we are looking at a similar warranty as our hybrids – which is 10 yr./150,000 miles. Of course, we are building our batteries to last longer than that.

Is the electric Focus available to buy or to lease?

The Focus Electric will be available for purchase and lease starting in late 2011.

Is there a waiting list currently to purchase one, like the Leaf has?

Ford will have a sign up list starting later this year. People interested in being one of our early hand raisers for the vehicle should keep an eye on our Facebook page for details over the next couple months at facebook.com/fordelectrifiedvehicles

What features will be standard on the Focus Electric?

Like its gas-powered twin, the car features an array of standard power-operated accessories including Hands-free SYNC® telephone connectivity, Electronic traction control, MyKey®, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Sony audio with nine speakers, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio, HD Radio™ and Voice-activated Navigation System
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