Quick Note: Ford Only Sells 38 Focus EVs in U.S. for July
August 3, 2012 2:15 PM
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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.
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.
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8/6/2012 2:57:42 PM
I am pretty open to adopting clean-fuel vehicle, but the market for EV just isn't there yet. I, for one, would not buy one at this moment. The reason is simple -- it just takes too long to charge. We are talking about hours. Make no mistake about it, I think this issue can be fixed in the coming future, but this is exactly the problem. I can smell that in a couple years, the EV that's being sold in the market today will be looked like an antique car because quick charging EV will be widely available. By then, the value of this current generation of EV will be so low that it will be pretty impossible to sell it.
I was looking to buy the Volt earlier this year, but after a long research, I decided to replace my Prius with a new Prius -- the Hybrid one, not the plug-in.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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