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Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Ford teases Focus electric ahead of CES


It's been nearly a full year since Ford made it clear that the automaker is planning to roll out an all-electric version of its Focus, and now we have our first glimpse at what to expect from the car. The Blue Oval has dusted off its first teaser of the New Year with a shot of the charging port on the EV Focus. Interestingly enough, Ford has decided to skip the Detroit Auto Show as a venue for the vehicle's unveil, opting instead for the electrified Focus to take a bow at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 6 to 9.

Ford has previously announced that when the Focus Electric hits the market, it will initially only be available in Washington, D.C. and just 14 states. Buyers can expect to find a range of around 100 miles thanks to an array of lithium-polymer batteries supplied by LG Chem. The attentive of you will recognize that supplier as the same company that serves up the cells for the Chevrolet Volt.

We'll have the full details about Ford's Focus Electric in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Is that glowing circular thing where the gas goes in? Here's hoping that the Electric Focus is >> than the Chevy Volt.
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It's probably where you plug it in to charge.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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^^Seriously now... lol. (I was joking... gas DOESN'T go anywhere into an electric car). I'm sad that I had to explain that one...
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Posted via FF Mobile If they actually have that it would be awesome. To be honest it should change colors, which I hope it actually does, ya know like when its low and charging its red and when its done its either this blue or green.

This is awesome that Ford is showing it off at CES, and I think theyll get more press time by doing so compared to Detriot. Also I cant wait for the official price, because Im predicting because its based off a non electric car, it should be way cheaper then the volt or the leaf. Being optomistic here, but Im thinkin sub 30k, which would be killer. An electric car, with the same great styling, quality, practicality and fun to drive characteristics as the regular focus is awesome. If they make it in the five door too, it be even more awesome.
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Ford isn't betting on big customer demand. Mr. Marakby (Director of Ford's Hybrid and Electric vehicles program) states, "Volume expectations as we've announced is still below 10,000 units on these vehicles... We're not planning 100,000 of these."

He elaborates, "The battery electrics because of some of the challenges... cold temperature, practicality, no engine, range -- we believe that's still going to be in the low volume. That's why we're planning the low volume. If the market takes off and there's a lot of interest, we have the technology and we can ramp up the volume."

That may be necessary, given that the Nissan LEAF -- Ford's primary competitor -- has sold out until mid-2011 with 17,000 preorders placed in the U.S. and Japan. Nissan is bringing three factories online and plans on producing 200,000 LEAFs globally a year within a couple years -- an incredibly high volume. Even GM is talking about building 30,000 Volts in 2012 (with 10,000 in 2010/2011) -- though the Volt is in a slightly different class given that it's an gasoline extended-range battery electric vehicle.

But Mr. Marakby says that the initial enthusiasm may wane when customers encounter the headaches that come with BEVs. He elaborates:

You're relying significantly at the battery being at this nice temperature range when you can't guarantee that in every condition. Sure, if you charge it at night, every day, [but] you have to alter your behavior to do that.

These vehicles aren't good for everyone.
So why is Ford bothering at all? It seems, based on what Mr. Marakby said, the reasoning boils down to two key points. First, Ford believes that some customers will still buy BEVs despite the problems -- Ford's diverse approach assumes that customers want a variety of different kinds of vehicles.


Ford seems to be taking a sensible approach to electrification. For economic conservatives it scores points for being less reliant on government handouts for deploying its charging solutions (it's paying for the first 5,000 Ford Focus Electric customers' chargers out of pocket).

http://www.dailytech.com/Fords+Elect...ticle19542.htm
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How does the weight of this eletric Focus compare to the 2011 Focus, anyone know?
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How does the weight of this eletric Focus compare to the 2011 Focus, anyone know?


Posted via FF Mobile No clue, well find out later this week im sure. But remeber, although this will have a bunch of batteries, it will not have a lot of other things that youd normally find on a hybrid, let alone a regular gas powered car. There will be no traditional engine, there wont be a gas tank, or fuel lines, or an oil pan etc. Since it is electric you do not need any of this stuff. So yea those batteries wont be feather weight but dont be surprised if the focus electric weights LESS then the gas powered version.
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