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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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RE: Simple
By Ringold on 8/3/2012 9:19:38 PM , Rating: 0
Of course, oil is cheap because if there's a oil spill, well, everyone but the oil companies pay for it.

What an idiot. Yeah, go tell BP that so they can get their money back.

Compare the sales of heavily subsidized EV's, versus the monthly sales of the unsubsidized, say.. Toyota Camry. Then tell me Reclaimer is wrong.

Plus, destroying land to drill for oil? Have you ever seen how small the modern drilling rig is? Nat gas ones are, once in operation, actually hard to spot. Plus, it's none of your business who takes care of the landscaping around a well, since most new ones are on privately owned land. Most of these tax breaks people whine about are the same sort of capital investment ones enjoyed by all companies.

Seriously, are you paid for that, or is that what you really believe?

RE: Simple
By AssBall on 8/3/2012 9:29:02 PM , Rating: 1
My father worked on some of the biggest diesel electric oil rigs in the 70s and 80s, and I can tell you first hand that the oil companies he drilled for spent 2-3 times as much on "environmental reclamation" than they did drilling the dang well. In short, this guy is a moron.

RE: Simple
By Ringold on 8/4/2012 6:19:17 PM , Rating: 2
Might've been quite true -- in the 70s and 80s. Welcome to 2012 though, FFS. The 1970s was FORTY YEARS ago. Technology, particularly since the 90s, in the field has been almost a quantum leap. Your father couldn't of conceived of the sort of things they do now, not back then.

If you were suggesting coal mining, gold mining, or certain other things were dirty, which they absolutely can be, then you'd be right. But modern oil and natural gas rigs don't have to be at all.

RE: Simple
By MrBlastman on 8/6/2012 12:04:06 PM , Rating: 2
The other thing web2dot0 is refusing to acknowledge is who is going to pay for the environmental repair of the land around battery factories and disposal areas? Those things are made of some nasty elements so while you might drive around all smug thinking you're saving the environment--you're just ignoring the real issue.

Anything can damage the environment that is man made. Nothing is entirely safe.

I don't like the concept of EVs with now because they have too limited a range for me and their operational environment is also too limited.

"Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life" -- Steve Jobs
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