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For the total seven months of 2012 so far, the automaker has only sold 135 of these EVs

Ford's electric Focus hasn't had much luck in the sales department during 2012, and this was evident in July's numbers.

The electric Ford Focus, which is a 5-door hatchback electric vehicle (EV) that was first produced in December 2011, had a total of 38 sales in the United States for the month of July.

This was a pretty big drop from the 89 Ford Focus Electrics sold in June. However, for the total seven months of 2012 so far, the automaker has only sold 135 of these EVs.

Ford has built a total of 884 Ford Focus Electrics this year, with 121 built in July alone. The American automaker managed to sell zero Focus EVs in February, March and April.

Ford hasn't given any sales predictions for the Focus EV throughout the rest of 2012, but said it will match supply with demand. For right now, the Focus EV is only available in California, New York and New Jersey. It will make its way to 19 other markets this fall.


Source: The Detroit News



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Hardly a shock
By StanO360 on 8/3/2012 3:22:21 PM , Rating: 2
Look at Ford's own lineup, you can get a Focus for say $17k and get 40mpg. Without government support none of these would make it. And pricing will never be natural until they stop.

You would have to have the perfect commute and have this as a second car to make sense. Or get a Volt from Government Motors (where we have paid a third of the cost).




RE: Hardly a shock
By knutjb on 8/3/2012 11:29:29 PM , Rating: 2
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Or get a Volt from Government Motors (where we have paid a third of the cost).
Don't forget, and bought most of them.


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