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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 knutjb on 8/3/2012 11:26:25 PM , Rating: 3
One of my favorite environmental laughs is when someone takes the line of thought you are.
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This is the same as saying styrofoam cups are great, we should all use it because it's cheaper than recycled plastic. Someone is paying for it (which is our grand-grand-children), just not in our life time.
The environmentalist in the early 70s were getting their all POd at paper plates, cups, packaging, etc... So they pressed to eliminate them and replace them with styrofoam containers. Gotta save the trees! The movement, as I recall, was led out of UC Berkly.
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Who pays for oil spills? Who pays for destroying the land to harvest the oil? You don't think there is government incentives for oil companies? Yeah ... right ....
More oil is leaked onto the shores of California by natural causes. It seeps up through the sidewalks in Santa Clara. If we would drill off Santa Barbra we could greatly reduce that pollution. Fixing the laws could take the burden off taxpayers.
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Once you take into account of all the costs, it's not so cheap.

Take responsibility for ourselves and not defer it to someone else to clean up the mess.

You expect the nanny state to really hold those responsible responsible? If we really held people responsible for their actions, rather than blaming others for their actions, much of what you complain about can be corrected. Sadly, the Left can't accept such an idea. Look at all the class warfare in the current in this election cycle. Blame the rich, they have more than they need. So let’s take it from them, because you deserve it. Until you change that mindset, it will be hard to hold anyone responsible for anything.

When Government sets the rules in such a political manner that only they determine risk it is never determined correctly. When an insurance company determines risk it tends to lean towards the fiscally conservative, otherwise they go out of business. No sense of fear or failure leads to poor choices. Get rid of most, not all, of the safety net and we will all make better decisions.

I think you have valid complaints however; your approach only perpetuates them.


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