2012 Ford Focus Electric Available for $39,975

Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, their first EV of a total of five planned. The bad news is that the MSRP for the five-door hatch has been announced at $39,200, plus the $795 destination and handling fee, which brings the grand total to $39,975.
While still high for a car of this grade, the Focus Electric is similarly priced to its main rivals, the Nissan Leaf, which costs $36,050 and the Chevrolet Volt that starts at $41,000.

Right now, there’s only one trim level for the car, which brings 8-inch touchscreen; two driver-configurable 4.2-inch color LCD displays in cluster; MyFord Mobile App (for remotely monitoring and scheduling battery charging with owners’ smartphone as well as remote start); HID Headlamps; 17-inch alloy wheels, rear Camera with Rear Parking Sensor; Push-Button Start; MyKey; voice-activated Navigation System; Particulate Air Filter; hands-free SYNC Bluetooth telephone connectivity with Traffic, Direction and Information Services; electronic traction control; Sony-Branded audio with nine speakers; SIRIUS Satellite Radio and HD Radio.

As for the technical details, the car offers a 123 electric motor that can power the Focus to 84 mph (136 km/h). Ford says the car will be fully charged after only three hours.

“Today is an historic day, as Ford opens up the order banks for the company’s first full production, all-electric passenger vehicle – the Focus Electric,”
said Chad D’Arcy, Focus Electric Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company. “The all-new Focus Electric is an important part of Ford’s overall strategy, bringing still another option to customers who want a car that is fun-to-drive, easy to own and fully electric.”

To find out if the car is available in your state and to order one, visit Ford’s dedicated website here.
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