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.
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, 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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All cars, including gasoline-only cars, have worse performance in extreme weather. All current mass market EVs have enough range for everyday local driving (more than 75% of Americans drive less than 40 miles a day). Whining that EVs can't do cross-continental road trips (a rare need that can be met via rentals anyway) is like whining that a Ford Explorer can't beat a Mazda Miata at drag racing, or that a Miata can't go offroad onto rough unimproved terrain -- different cars are designed for different purposes.
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