First Electric Ford Focus is Delivered to Customer

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The current Ford Focus isn’t a looker by any standards, specially not compared with the facelifted version of the previous generation, with its long C-pillar mounted rear lights and smart front fascia. However, the new Focus, we think looks best in its EV guise, with subtle styling cues which set it apart from conventionally powered models.
In-keeping with Ford’s philosophy of not differentiating the EV from the rest of the Focus range, the first delivery to a retail customer wasn’t such a big deal, no news crews were there to witness it, and not many people witnessed it full stop. The first customer, Whit Gallman, got his car in a dealership parking lot, in New York, after having driven 1040km (650miles) from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

People seem genuinely enthusiastic about the electric Focus, and with good reason: it’s extremely good looking when compared to any of the other current EVs, it’s understated and doesn’t shout out its ECO credentials (unlike some rivals) and it’s still a Focus, a car with excellent handling (slightly dented by the extra weight of the batteries) and a hugely impressive interior.

More cars are expected to be delivered to customers in the very near future, but from what we can gather, Whit is the first person to get delivery of his EV Focus, and we are looking forward to seeing how the car performs in the real world, and how it will hold up after sustained daily use. Also, the new owner seems to be very pleased with his acquisition, as the “Out of gas, and loving it!” message (on the rear window) states very clearly.

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