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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 Keeir on 11/3/2011 5:50:03 PM , Rating: 2

I can not believe over 94k miles you haven't incurred nearly 500 dollars in oil changes unless your doing it yourself. Even then I believe you have a Syn. Oil type that probably should be changed ever 10,000 miles for a minimum of 9 changes. At ~40 dollars for the oil and filter, even doing it yourself is 360.

Though you bring up a good point. Using a manual can extend your brake life AND reduce repair costs (though I wonder what the clutch replacement will cost).

Here are what 'professional' TCO estimates are saying

Motortrend estimates over 60,000 miles that maintenance for a Ford Focus Titanium Hatch will be 1,600 and repairs 600. Total of 2,200

Edmunds estimates over 75,000 miles that maintenance will be 1,900 and repairs 700. Total of 2,600

Yahoo Auto estimates over 75,000 miles that maintenance will be 2,100 and repairs 1,400

unless the Focus EV doesn't use brake pads or tires or coolant temp sensors...oh that's right it does

Ideally you use the engine to brake. Brake pad life ought to be super extended on an EV in compared to an ICE. Repairs to the regions probably cost more.

Coolant sensor where again? Oh yeah, the battery coolant system? No where near as complicated as the ICE version. No Oil, No Emissions, etc, etc, etc. (The Ford Engine still has a few serpentine belts)

Post a link to the ford estimate, I'd be curious to read thier fine print.

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