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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 rubbertoe on 11/3/2011 11:26:35 AM , Rating: 1
Assumptions: Gas stays at $4 / gallon for the life of the car.

ROFLMAO, yeah, gas is going to stay at $4.00 per gallon for 10 years. Gas was $2.00 per gallon in January 2009, now it's $4.00 per gallon. And based on that, you think it is not going up for 10 years? Come on...

Nobody knows what gas will cost in 10 years. But all you have to do is look at the news every month or so to see that the Middle East is going to get nothing but crazier and crazier sooner rather than later. Once Saudi Arabia goes Arab Spring, or Ghawar starts declining, gas is $10 per gallon. You can take that to the bank.


By iamezza on 11/3/2011 7:08:54 PM , Rating: 2
ummm.. no.

There are so many other sources of oil than the middle east. A lot of potential sources of oil are simply too expensive to produce when the price of oil is low. If the price of oil went way up, suddenly there would be a whole host of other ways to produce oil that would now be profitable.

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