It's Official: Ford Now Shipping Focus Electric to US Dealerships
Over the weekend, Ford officially started shipping its Focus Electric to some 67 dealerships in three US states. Roughly 350 Focus Electrics will make the journey to select dealerships in California, New Jersey and New York by the end of May.
According to Automotive News, executives at Ford finalized Focus Electric shipment details on Friday. Initially, each of the 67 selected dealerships will receive six Focus Electric, five of which will be offered for retail sale to the public. A sixth Focus Electric will be held by the dealerships for demonstration purposes.
The Focus Electric will join established plug-in vehicles already on sale, including the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt, and the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which got off to a brisk start in April.
In April, Ford CEO Alan Mulally stated that he would be satisfied even if Ford sold only 5,000 Focus Electrics in all of 2012.
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