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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:12 am

It's nice looking and may handle better than the LEAF even with the higher pack cg; but...not much info about warranty, battery or otherwise. Website has very little info for a car that is supposed to be delivered by EOY in CA, NY.

Called the listed Ford EV dealer in my area and was met with the usual cricket sounds when I said I was interested in ordering and asked when I could get a test drive. Sales guy said Ford has told them almost nothing and what they have said keeps changing. They don't expect to see any models for 60 days.
Then a long whine about all the specialized expensive equipment they have to install (charging stations, service bay)... where have I heard this before.

Sales guy also said they have no idea about pricing yet... really I said?...you know there's a web site, with pricing... he had no idea.
sigh.
I agree with precious poster, this looks like a CARB play although no reason to roll out in lots of states if that's the case. Maybe Ford just doesn't have their heart in this yet.
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:13 am

TonyWilliams wrote:
evnow wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:The LEAF is more of a hybrid conversion with heavy platform modification, not anything near a group-up EV design as that is a Tesla Model S.
We have been through this before. All established auto majors will reuse what they can. They would have to be stupid not to. Ofcourse Tesla had nothing - so they had to start from scratch.
Well.... isn't the Tesla still Lotus designs (both the Roadster and S) ?

I thought the bare chassis was sent from England to California.

Nope, the Model S will be built from the ground up here at the Tesla factory.
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:27 am

ok so the build your own is great and pricing too, but..... no place I can see to order on line

can anyone figure out how to actually order a focus ev ?????

I typed in a cali zip and built a car , no where on the site does it let me order the car or place a deposit ?


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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:31 am

Looking at the order page here is a interesting little fine print:

Reservations can only be made with a Certified EV dealer from the list of participating dealers. Extended delivery time is anticipated and cannot be guaranteed for any reservation


"Extended delivery time" seems like a big red flag to me.

And further down a list of "Mid-2012" states:

Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

For most of the country, the Focus EV will be completing with the Leaf MY2013...which IIRC will likely have the 6.6kW charger...correct?
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:32 am

kmp647 wrote:I typed in a cali zip and built a car , no where on the site does it let me order the car or place a deposit ?
Hmmm ... you actually want to order the car ? We thought once you see the price, you won't bother :shock:
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am

I read recently that, one reason the Prius was a big success because it is available only as a Hybrid. Same may be true with LEAF also. Those who are image conscious and would like to project themselves are environment friendly may not go for a FOCUS that is available in ICE version also. I think Ford should have gone for a different model altogether sharing the part bin with FOCUS. I dont think we will see many FOCUS EV on road...

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Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:48 am

Checkout the OP - I'm updating it as I get more info.
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 am

((Since this is the main post now and noone will be looking at the other - repeat my post and relevant to sparky's comments))
sparky wrote:It's nice looking and may handle better than the LEAF even with the higher pack cg;
Some buys may be looking for other amenities as well such as a more premium sound system.

Sounds like the sound system will be pretty nice with high wattage and subwoofer.
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The Focus Electric offers a quiet ride, unless, of course, you don't want it to be quiet. With a standard Sony® Audio System, nine speakers and HD Radio™, you can enjoy listening to crystal-clear digital audio and high-quality sound as loud as you want. You also get the convenience of iTunes® tagging.* If you hear a song playing on HD Radio that you like, simply press the Tag button. The song info will be transferred to your iPod® the next time you plug it in your car, so you can purchase it later from the iTunes® store.
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The audio system from Sony in Focus has a signature piano-black interface design with the iconic Sony center controller, mimicking the appearance of popular home audio equipment from Sony, as well as a class-D digital amplifier that was developed specifically for the Ford Focus system.

Durable polypropylene main speakers combine with soft dome tweeters and a subwoofer, all driven by a nine-channel amp, these components yielding 355 watts of continuous power, resulting in a maximum of 111 decibels bass sound pressure level.
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:03 am

No I dont want to order it...... I am less than a week form my Leaf delivery !!!

I just want to know IF someone can actually order and how

its hard ordering and getting a Leaf, to hard..... it seems there is no way at all to order a Focus ev at this point , even with the press release and build your own
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Re: Ford Opens Ordering for Electric Focus : $39,995

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:08 am

kmp647 wrote:No I dont want to order it...... I am less than a week form my Leaf delivery !!!

I just want to know IF someone can actually order and how

its hard ordering and getting a Leaf, to hard..... it seems there is no way at all to order a Focus ev at this point , even with the press release and build your own
of course, they actually don't want to BUILD and SELL these cars, they just want to gauge interest, for their CARB play :) If you have been following them on facebook, its all surveys and questions, they really don't ever intend to actually build this car, and this order system is going to prove they where correct, no one actually want to buy these cars :)
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