Ford’s First Electric Car – Available In 20 Cities From Next Year
If you’re chomping at the bit to get your hands on an electric car and missed out on the first round of orders for the Nissan Leaf, you might just be in luck! Ford have announced that their electric Focus will be available in 20 cities in 2011 – Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Detroit, Orlando, Raleigh, Durham, Richmond, Va., Washington, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Tucson are all getting the car as are San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland (of course).
“Markets were chosen based on several criteria, including commuting patterns, existing hybrid purchase trends, utility company collaboration and local government commitment to electrification,” Official Ford statement.
The price of the electric Ford Focus will be announced in the next few months but with the Nissan Leaf coming in at $32,780 (not including the $7,500 federal tax credit), it is being estimated that the Focus will sell at roughly the same price point.
“This is the first step in rolling out the Focus Electric. As the country continues to build up its electric vehicle infrastructure and demand for the Focus Electric grows, Ford will continue to evaluate additional markets and consider making this vehicle available in more cities across the country.” Official Ford statement.
More updates as soon as they become available.