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Ford sells just 16 Focus Electrics in US since production began in December

Only 16 Ford Focus Electrics have been sold in the US so far.

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Not every automaker is cashing in on the electric car boom.

Ford just revealed the first sales figures for its Focus Electric vehicle, and the numbers aren’t pretty.

The Detroit giant confirmed for the first time this week that it has sold just 16 Focus Electric models in the US since production began in December, shifting six last month and eight in total this year.

In fairness to Ford, May was the first month that the Ford Focus Electrics were delivered to retail customers, but the US sales figures suggest that the Focus rollout will be even slower than that of its rival, the Nissan Leaf.

By comparison, figures compiled by Autoblog Green suggest Nissan has sold 2,613 Leafs this year, while Toyota has sold 2,740 Prius Plug-Ins and Mitsubishi has shifted 300 of its “i” minicars.

A total of 67 dealers are certified to sell the Ford Focus, with current rollout plans suggesting that the model will be available nationwide by the end of the year — a European launch is also slated for later in 2012.



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