Ford Focus Electric Won't be Available Outside Initial Launch Area Until September 2012

By · February 15, 2012

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The Ford Focus Electric won't be available in additional cities until September 2012.

Don't call it a delay, but it seems the rollout of the Ford Focus Electric has been pushed back.

Ford Motor has been quietabout its rollout of the Ford Focus Electric, but word from MLive is that the electric hatchback won't be available outside of California, New York and New Jersey until the fourth quarter of 2012. That's not the same info that Ford pitched back in August 2011. At that time, David Finnegan, Ford's electrified vehicles marketing manager, said, "For the first few months of production, we will be concentrating on California and New York. Our dealers in those areas will be the first to have their retail orders scheduled and receive the Focus Electric. We will be rolling out to the remainder of our initial markets starting in Spring 2012."

MLive now quotes Mike Tinskey, associate director for Ford's global electric vehicle infrastructure, as stating that the electric hatchback should start becoming available in 19 major markets around September. Additionally, Tinskey told MLive, "We are excited we delivered our first units last year. We’re now in the ramp-up phase for residential and for end customers."

Those 19 major markets include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson and Washington, D.C. As for the rest of the US, we'll have to wait even longer to buy the $39,995 electric car from Ford.

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