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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 StormyKnight on 8/5/2012 2:47:47 AM , Rating: 2
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EV's do not have bad performance in Hot/Cold.

The batteries used in EVs suffer under conditions that are too hot or too cold. Hence, the performance (range) also suffers.


RE: Simple
By Samus on 8/6/2012 3:45:20 AM , Rating: 2
Tell that to Elon Musk. Tesla vehicles (in addition to the Chevy Volt) have negligible range impact from ambient temperatures. The heating/cooling system overhead has some draw on the overall range, but its around a 4-5% impact according to Tesla, who also states Nissans' air-cooled system reduces efficiency up to 50%.

And as far as I'm concerned, all these $40,000 EV's are performance cars. Yes, they have 100MPH-120MPH top speeds but they also have twice the torque of the petrol kit. It might not be immediately appearant, but when you load the car up with the family or haul around a few hundred pounds of cargo from Home Depot and you can still blast uphill like a diesel without running out of puffs, you'll realize they definately have a performance-edge over basically any naturally-aspirated engine.


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