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Ford Focus Energi With $27,000 Price In The Works?

January 21st, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

Ford hybrid sales have exploded over the past year as the Blue Oval added several electrified models to its lineup. Leading Ford’s hybrid charge was the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, two plug-in hybrids that could soon be joined by a third model, the Focus Energi, which will offer a longer electric driving range and a lower price

2014 Ford Focus EV Gets $4,000 Price Cut

July 11th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars

Video: Rear-Wheel Drive Electric Ford Fiesta Put To The Test

April 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While Ford hasn’t invested as much money or effort into pure electric cars as some other automakers, its latest project could shape up to be its most promising. We already told you about the hub-in-wheel rear-wheel drive Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive, and now we have video of it in action, as well as talk about what the future of this new electric drive system may hold

German Company Creates Rear-Wheel Drive All-Electric Ford Fiesta

April 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

These days a majority of vehicles utilizing front-wheel drive, including the ever-popular Ford Focus. A German company has converted a Ford Fiesta into an all-electric, rear-wheel drive vehicle using wheel hub motors, changing the driving dynamics of this popular commuter car. Maybe this is the way to get people to drive EVs en masse

Ford Focus Electric Cost Cut, But Still Not Competitive

January 28th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

When the Nissan Leaf received a surprise price cut of $6,400 earlier in the month, it was a shot across the bow to automakers everywhere. With the world’s most-popular mass market electric car now far more affordable, Ford apparently felt the need to launch its own round of incentives to stimulate EV sales. Now consumers can save more than $10,000 by leasing a Ford Focus Electric, while cash buyers will see their price drop by $2,

SAE Combo Connector Combines Level 2 And 3 Charging Into One Plug

October 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, has taken its sweet time settling on a new fast charging standard for American and European automakers. This week the SAE finally revealed their new fast EV charger, which combines both Level 2 and Level 3 charging in a single plug. This will eventually allow for charging times as quick as ten minutes

Has Detroit Already Lost The EV Race? One Tesla Investor Thinks So

September 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Though most analysts would agree that EVs are still in their earliest stages, the big players have already emerged, and it isn’t any Detroit-based automaker. This has led one Tesla Motors investor to proclaim that Detroit has already lost the race to build electric cars. His advice to GM, Chrysler, and Ford? “Create a flying car.” That’s an actual quote

Ford Focus Electric Priced From $39,995, Pre-Order Now

November 2nd, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

2011 has seen Nissan and GM battling for electric car domination, but a new contender is about to enter the ring; the Ford Focus Electric. Pre-ordering opened up yesterday, and Ford has finally put a price on its first EV entry; $39,995, the same cost as the 2012 Chevy Volt. With a limited roll out, and a high price, will the Focus Electric still sell well

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