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Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Electric won't come cheap

We first brought you news of the production Ford Focus Electric earlier this year when it was officially unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Now, Ford has spilled the beans on how much the all-electric car will cost when it debuted next year.
According to Ford's new online price configurator/reservation page, the Focus Electric will have a base price of $39,200 plus a destination charge of $795 bringing the total to $39,995. Since the U.S. government is handing money out left and right for "green" vehicles, the price of the Ford Focus Electric drops to $32,495 after a $7,500 federal tax credit.
To put this pricing in perspective, the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a base MSRP of $36,050 while the Chevrolet Volt has a base MSRP of $39,995. Both of those figures are before the $7,500 federal tax credit is taken into consideration.
The Focus Electric is powered by a 123hp (181 lb-ft torque) electric motor and a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that was co-developed with LG Chem. Top speed for the vehicle is a relatively meager 84 mph.
There’s no word on how far the Focus Electric will go on a charge, but we’re guessing that it will be targeting the Nissan’s Leaf’s EPA rating of 73 miles on a charge.

Source: Ford Focus Electric Homepage

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By YashBudini on 11/3/2011 12:18:27 AM , Rating: 2

Oil Change ever 5,000 Miles - 50 Dollars
Brake Change every 30,000 Miles - 250 Dollars
Major Ice Maintainence every 50,000 Miles - 500 Dollars
Major Electric Service every 100,000 miles - 1,000 Dollars

Oddly enough each of these is about a penny per mile. Note the brake cost shown is per axle, so multiply by 2. Tires are close to a penny a mile for good ones. And ironically the occasional battery replacement.

Notably missing from the EV:
fuel filters
gas tank leaks and replacements
high pressure fuel pumps, inside the gas tank
fuel line leaks
catalytic converter/O2 sensor and exhaust replacements (probably about a penny per mile)
spark plugs
Chevron Techron on a regular basis
Cold gas station bathrooms with no running water or toilet paper

By retrospooty on 11/3/2011 8:40:36 AM , Rating: 2
"Cold gas station bathrooms with no running water or toilet paper"

- priceless

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