Quick Note: Ford Only Sells 38 Focus EVs in U.S. for July
August 3, 2012 2:15 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
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.
The Detroit News
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
8/6/2012 9:44:27 AM
Or he knows how some of the cars work (volt, tesla models) with
batteries. This drops the efficiency 4-5%, and takes some of the power while charging, but gets around that issue for the most part.
The issue is with cars like the leaf that is just air cooled, and does not have a warmer.
As for the subsidies, the way they are implemented I do not agree in, but lets face it - most of the haters are simply rush is right people that hate Obama.
Most new technologies need help to get started, especially for something as ingrained into our society as the automobile. It takes time to get infrastructure, and for people to trust the technology. This particular credit is getting extra scrutiny by those that hate liberals (at least what Rush says a liberal is), and may be implemented int he wrong way.
Would you rather have money handed out for research by companies that do not directly effect citizens, or would you just like all research to not be funded by the government? Where do you draw the line? Cut off medical research, cause it isn't directly profitable? Cut off space exploration because it can't make money?
I will not be buying an ev of any type until the tech matures some, but that is what giving credits now does. I would personally like to see most spending dropped until we cut the deficit, but it would have to be across the board - IE cut some programs, but also close tax loopholes, cut aid to other countries, etc, etc.
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
8/6/2012 10:15:27 AM
FAIL - he doesn't know how cars work.
And your reply has nothing to do with what I stated.
You reply is all political
8/6/2012 12:32:03 PM
I've been an automotive engineer at FoMoCo for a decade and you're telling me I don't know how cars 'work'?
Son, you truely are the doctor or crap.
Political views aside, the previous post is accurate. The energy used to keep the batteries at an efficient operating temperature greatly outweighs the lost efficiency incurred by a cold or overheating battery.
And I don't know who the post was directed at about being a "typical southerner" but I am from Chicago and it regularely drops well below 0f here in the Winter. It ain't Alaska but it definately pushes the capabilities of any battery chemistry. I use an engine block heater in my diesel just so the OIL doesn't freeze.
"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
Ford Exec Outlines EV Plans
October 20, 2010, 9:44 AM
Ford Expects Four-Cylinder Engines to Significantly Increase in Popularity
May 21, 2013, 8:56 AM
Toyota Wants to Increase Lithium-Ion Battery Production to 20,000/Year
May 20, 2013, 9:30 PM
Mercedes Aims for 45 MPG Highway on New E250 Bluetec 4Matic Diesel Sedan
May 20, 2013, 8:20 AM
Tesla to Issue More Stock, Pay Off Energy Loans with Proceeds
May 16, 2013, 1:58 PM
NC Becomes Latest State to Threaten Tesla's Direct Sales to Customers
May 14, 2013, 11:33 AM
Consumer Study Shows Buyers Are Embracing Fuel Sipping Vehicles
May 8, 2013, 11:09 AM
Most Popular Articles
High School Student Creates Storage Device that Can Charge in 20 Seconds
May 20, 2013, 6:51 AM
Google Announces "Pure" Galaxy Nexus S4 for $649, Android Updates
May 15, 2013, 1:42 PM
Seawater Cooling Saves Data Center Big Bucks, Energy, Despite Jellyfish Issues
May 17, 2013, 3:23 PM
U.S. Federal Traffic Board Wants to Make Drunk Driving Threshold Far Harsher
May 15, 2013, 11:32 AM
Newegg Legal Chief: "We don't Feed the Trolls"; Defeats Bell Lab Shell Comp.
May 17, 2013, 10:11 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Quick Note: Sony "Teases" PS4 Ahead of Xbox Reveal in New Video
May 20, 2013, 12:33 PM
Nokia Introduces Instagram-Like App of Its Own to Help Lumia Sales
May 20, 2013, 7:10 AM
Parents of Pre-Teen Drivers Commonly Practice Distracted Driving Says Study
May 9, 2013, 7:16 AM
Apple's iOS 7 Running Into Internal Delays Due to Massive Overhaul
May 1, 2013, 4:26 PM
Elon Musk Willing to Spend More Money on Widening of 405 Freeway
Apr 26, 2013, 7:28 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2013 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information