The Electric 2012 Ford Focus

Ford might be the dark horse of the electric car world but we won’t know till mid-2011 when they release the 2012 Ford Focus electric. With a range that matches the Nissan Leaf, a highly advanced battery system that implements state-of-the-art liquid cooling and the tried and true platform of one of their best selling entry level car Ford could sneak up on the Nissan Leaf, and there might not be anything Nissan can do about it.

The first year of production of the Nissan Leaf has already sold out, clearly showing there is a huge market for electric cars waiting to be satiated, unfortunately for Nissan the current sold out status of the Leaf could very well push impatient potential buyers into the showrooms of other manufacturers, like Ford and Toyota. Ford is hoping to have no less than 10,000 of these electric cars on the road by the end of 2011, no mean feat, it looks like 2011 will be a year where we learn a lot about how deep the market is for battery electric vehicles as a significant number of new models will be released from a slew of both established and new auto manufacturers. Could this be the beginning of the end of the hybrid car?

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