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2,400+ Ford Focus Electric Recalled

Ford Motor is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured from 15 September 15, 2011 through August 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software fault may result in a sudden loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to the defect information report Ford filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr More

Ford Motor is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Focus Electric vehicles manufactured from 15 September 15, 2011 through August 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a powertrain control module software fault may result in a sudden loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to the defect information report Ford filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administr More

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Ford bids to be leader of plug-in vehicle sales

Ford Energi line joins Toyota Prius plug-in, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf in nationwide sales of electrified cars.
A Tesla Model S P85+ chargers at the supercharger in a parking garage in downtown Normal, Ill. (Robert Duffer)
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Nov. 6, 2013, 12:12 p.m.

By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune

There’s a new prominent player in the growing plug-in vehicle market: Ford. More

Ford Energi line joins Toyota Prius plug-in, Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf in nationwide sales of electrified cars.
A Tesla Model S P85+ chargers at the supercharger in a parking garage in downtown Normal, Ill. (Robert Duffer)
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Nov. 6, 2013, 12:12 p.m.

By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune

There’s a new prominent player in the growing plug-in vehicle market: Ford. More

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Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford says it will recall about 2,500 of its 2012-14 Focus Electric because of a power-loss problem.

Ford told the safety agency that a More

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford says it will recall about 2,500 of its 2012-14 Focus Electric because of a power-loss problem.

Ford told the safety agency that a More

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Ford to drop price of 2014 Focus EV

Ford Motor Co. is the most recent automaker to slash the price of its electric model in an attempt to win over mainstream buyers who have been slow to embrace pricey EVs.

Ford will drop the price on its struggling Focus EV by $4,000 for the 2014 model year. The news comes less than a month after a Ford executive said the automaker would not chase price cuts made by competitors.

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Ford Motor Co. is the most recent automaker to slash the price of its electric model in an attempt to win over mainstream buyers who have been slow to embrace pricey EVs.

Ford will drop the price on its struggling Focus EV by $4,000 for the 2014 model year. The news comes less than a month after a Ford executive said the automaker would not chase price cuts made by competitors.

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Ford recalling nearly 24,000 Focus EV and C-Max models over door chime

2013 Ford C-Max HybridFord will be voluntarily recalling 23,830 Focus Electric and C-Max Hybrid and Energi models equipped with push-button ignition, according to The Detroit News. Why? Because the cars don’t make a noise when the driver’s door is open, and are therefore in violation of federal regulations. It’s not as silly as Honda’s badging recall that isn’t a rec More

2013 Ford C-Max HybridFord will be voluntarily recalling 23,830 Focus Electric and C-Max Hybrid and Energi models equipped with push-button ignition, according to The Detroit News. Why? Because the cars don’t make a noise when the driver’s door is open, and are therefore in violation of federal regulations. It’s not as silly as Honda’s badging recall that isn’t a rec More

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Ford Focus electric car probed in U.S. for stalling while driving

(Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators are investigating incidents of stalling in Ford Motor Co (F.N) Focus electric cars after receiving 12 consumer complaints.

The preliminary evaluation of the Focus electric cars from 2012 and 2013 model years was opened after 11 consumers alleged their vehicle shut down while driving, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Saf More

(Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators are investigating incidents of stalling in Ford Motor Co (F.N) Focus electric cars after receiving 12 consumer complaints.

The preliminary evaluation of the Focus electric cars from 2012 and 2013 model years was opened after 11 consumers alleged their vehicle shut down while driving, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Saf More

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Ford will roll out electric car trio

Ford will offer a choice of three distinct electric vehicles in its European showrooms by 2014 to complement its line-up of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

Coming next year will be the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the Mondeo Hybrid. They will join the Ford Focus Electric, a zero-emission battery electric vehicle built in Saarlouis, Germany, which will arrive in Ir More

Ford will offer a choice of three distinct electric vehicles in its European showrooms by 2014 to complement its line-up of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

Coming next year will be the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the Mondeo Hybrid. They will join the Ford Focus Electric, a zero-emission battery electric vehicle built in Saarlouis, Germany, which will arrive in Ir More

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Ford’s strong electrified vehicle sales in August, second only to Toyota

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

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Ford Focus Electric Starts at £33,500 in the UK

Ford will price its new Focus Electric five-door hatch from £33,500, a hefty premium over its nearest rivals.

The 143bhp Focus Electric will cost nearly twice as much as the cheapest £15k Nissan Leaf and £17k Renaul More

Ford will price its new Focus Electric five-door hatch from £33,500, a hefty premium over its nearest rivals.

The 143bhp Focus Electric will cost nearly twice as much as the cheapest £15k Nissan Leaf and £17k Renaul More

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Ford’s Hybrid & Plug-in Electric Vehicle Surge

Ford has not historically been a leader in hybrid or electric vehicle technology. Toyota and Honda very clearly led the introduction of mass-market hybrid electric vehicles. More recently, Nissan and GM have led the burgeoning 100% electric and plug-in electric vehicle markets. But maybe Ford actually had a strategy. (Yes, I generally give people the benefit of the doubt.) Maybe it was just waitin More

Ford has not historically been a leader in hybrid or electric vehicle technology. Toyota and Honda very clearly led the introduction of mass-market hybrid electric vehicles. More recently, Nissan and GM have led the burgeoning 100% electric and plug-in electric vehicle markets. But maybe Ford actually had a strategy. (Yes, I generally give people the benefit of the doubt.) Maybe it was just waitin More

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Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda custom More

Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share And Attracts New Customers To The Brand

Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda custom More

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EBEAA Meeting this Saturday, 7/27, New Ford Focus EV, 10-12

This Month’s Meeting:

The New Line of Ford Plug-in Vehicles

Saturday, July 27, 2013

(4th Saturday) 10 am to 12 noon.
Meeting Location: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA
Visitors welcome, open to the public.

This month we are featuring a presentation and demo of the new line of Ford Plug-in Vehicles by San Leandro Ford. These cars More

This Month’s Meeting:

The New Line of Ford Plug-in Vehicles

Saturday, July 27, 2013

(4th Saturday) 10 am to 12 noon.
Meeting Location: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA
Visitors welcome, open to the public.

This month we are featuring a presentation and demo of the new line of Ford Plug-in Vehicles by San Leandro Ford. These cars More

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At Last, Ford Brings Electrified Models to Europe

A Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, a Ford Transit Connect EV and a Ford Focus EV in Cologne, Germany

Ford is a leader in hybrids in America, but it has yet to sell the first one in Europe. I took a test drive of an Escape Hybrid in Paris in 2006, and I though More

A Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, a Ford Transit Connect EV and a Ford Focus EV in Cologne, Germany

Ford is a leader in hybrids in America, but it has yet to sell the first one in Europe. I took a test drive of an Escape Hybrid in Paris in 2006, and I though More

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Ford expects to make major inroads into Portland EV market

A key Ford executive said Portland is becoming one of the company’s critical electric vehicle markets.

Chad D’Arcy, Ford’s Focus electric marketing manager, said the region’s commitment to electric vehicles and hybrids will make it an industry hotspot over the next several years. D’Arcy was in town for the Drive Revolution event, which showcased electric vehicles and hybrids at th More

A key Ford executive said Portland is becoming one of the company’s critical electric vehicle markets.

Chad D’Arcy, Ford’s Focus electric marketing manager, said the region’s commitment to electric vehicles and hybrids will make it an industry hotspot over the next several years. D’Arcy was in town for the Drive Revolution event, which showcased electric vehicles and hybrids at th More

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Ford deploys 66 electric vehicles for Cologne study

Ford of Europe has launched a fleet of 66 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the city of Cologne, Germany, as part of an ongoing €13.2m (£11.4m) electromobility study.

The fleet includes the Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, beginning the second phase of the Ford-funded colognE-mobil research project.

Between now and 2015, the vehicles will be used to improve pu More

Ford of Europe has launched a fleet of 66 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the city of Cologne, Germany, as part of an ongoing €13.2m (£11.4m) electromobility study.

The fleet includes the Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, beginning the second phase of the Ford-funded colognE-mobil research project.

Between now and 2015, the vehicles will be used to improve pu More

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Ford cuts $4,000 from Focus electric price

Ford Motor is slicing $4,000 from the base price of its Focus electric car, beginning with 2014 models that arrive at dealers within a few weeks.

That cuts the Focus EV’s base price to $35,995 including shipping.

Some buyers qualify for a $7,500 credit on federal income taxes, and states often have their own incentives for buying battery cars.

Ford says it hasn’t t More

Ford Motor is slicing $4,000 from the base price of its Focus electric car, beginning with 2014 models that arrive at dealers within a few weeks.

That cuts the Focus EV’s base price to $35,995 including shipping.

Some buyers qualify for a $7,500 credit on federal income taxes, and states often have their own incentives for buying battery cars.

Ford says it hasn’t t More

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Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $4,000

Ford Focus Electric 2013. Ford is dropping the price of the Focus Electric by $4,000 beginning with the 2014 model year. / Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press
By Alisa Priddle

Detroit Free Press Business Writer

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Ford is dropping the price of the slow-selling For More

Ford Focus Electric 2013. Ford is dropping the price of the Focus Electric by $4,000 beginning with the 2014 model year. / Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press
By Alisa Priddle

Detroit Free Press Business Writer

Filed Under

Business
Ford news
Electric Cars
Nissan
Fiat

Ford is dropping the price of the slow-selling For More

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Ford Focus Electric production begins

First production Ford Focus Electric rolls off the line in Saarlouis, Germany

Ford has begun European production of its Focus Electric – which becomes the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford of Europe, and goes on sale in the UK in late summer.

Ford is still working on prices, but a spokesman for the firm said, “Ford aims to be competitive in every segment it sells ca More

First production Ford Focus Electric rolls off the line in Saarlouis, Germany

Ford has begun European production of its Focus Electric – which becomes the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford of Europe, and goes on sale in the UK in late summer.

Ford is still working on prices, but a spokesman for the firm said, “Ford aims to be competitive in every segment it sells ca More

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First European-Built Ford Focus Electric Rolls Off The Line

Ford has begun a new chapter in its vehicle manufacturing history with the start of production of the all-new Ford Focus Electric – the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe.

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The zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up of electrified and highly fuel-efficient vehicles, and will be joined in Europe by the Ford C MAX Energi More

Ford has begun a new chapter in its vehicle manufacturing history with the start of production of the all-new Ford Focus Electric – the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe.

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The zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up of electrified and highly fuel-efficient vehicles, and will be joined in Europe by the Ford C MAX Energi More

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Ford starts Focus Electric production in Europe, not updating EV for 2014 MY

So far this year (through the end of May), Ford sold 723 Focus Electrics in the US. Not a whole lot – especially compared to Nissan, which sold more than ten times that many Leafs (7,614). What’s interesting is that Ford isn’t going to immediately make a bunch of changes for the 2014 model year to try and push that number up. Not according to a report in The Detroit News, anyway.

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So far this year (through the end of May), Ford sold 723 Focus Electrics in the US. Not a whole lot – especially compared to Nissan, which sold more than ten times that many Leafs (7,614). What’s interesting is that Ford isn’t going to immediately make a bunch of changes for the 2014 model year to try and push that number up. Not according to a report in The Detroit News, anyway.

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300 Miles in Ford’s Focus EV Electric Car

Let me cut to the chase: This is a good car.

The traditional, gasoline-powered version of the Focus is Ford’s best-selling global small car. It’s a regular 5-seat hatchback that competes with cars such as the Volkswagen Golf and the Cruze from General Motors’ (GM) Chevrolet unit. (Ford also makes two gasoline-electric hybrids and two other plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids More

Let me cut to the chase: This is a good car.

The traditional, gasoline-powered version of the Focus is Ford’s best-selling global small car. It’s a regular 5-seat hatchback that competes with cars such as the Volkswagen Golf and the Cruze from General Motors’ (GM) Chevrolet unit. (Ford also makes two gasoline-electric hybrids and two other plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids More

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Review: Ford Focus Electric proves EV’s don’t have to look different to be different

The Focus Electric – as its name implies – is Ford’s first full production, all-electric vehicle. Up until recently, it was slim pickings for EV adopters, with the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i the only real option south of $50,000. That’s no lo More

The Focus Electric – as its name implies – is Ford’s first full production, all-electric vehicle. Up until recently, it was slim pickings for EV adopters, with the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i the only real option south of $50,000. That’s no lo More

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Ford Partners With Plugshare To Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations To MyFord Mobile App Brand

Plugshare is one of the best mobile apps to use if you looking for a place to plug in your electric vehicle (EV) or hybrid. With Ford entering into the EV and hybrid market and pushing strongly to incorporate new mobile technology into their vehicles through their MyFord Mobile App brand, it is not surprising that Ford and Plugshare have now teamed up.

One of the major consumer concerns wit More

Plugshare is one of the best mobile apps to use if you looking for a place to plug in your electric vehicle (EV) or hybrid. With Ford entering into the EV and hybrid market and pushing strongly to incorporate new mobile technology into their vehicles through their MyFord Mobile App brand, it is not surprising that Ford and Plugshare have now teamed up.

One of the major consumer concerns wit More

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Ford Now Expects Focus EV Sales Growth to Come Slowly

The Focus Electric, above, is one of six electrified vehicles in Ford’s portfolio: There are also the C-Max and Fus More

The Focus Electric, above, is one of six electrified vehicles in Ford’s portfolio: There are also the C-Max and Fus More

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Ford Focus Electric Earns 5-Star Vehicle Score: Get Yours in Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Ford’s first all-electric passenger vehicle has earned the coveted five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is one of the highest honors a car can receive for safety. The New Car Assessment program includes testing that combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash More

LA CROSSE, Wis., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Ford’s first all-electric passenger vehicle has earned the coveted five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is one of the highest honors a car can receive for safety. The New Car Assessment program includes testing that combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash More

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Ford quadrupling electric vehicle dealers

Ford Motor Co. plans to more than quadruple the number of dealers who can sell plug-in electric vehicles in an effo More

Ford Motor Co. plans to more than quadruple the number of dealers who can sell plug-in electric vehicles in an effo More

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Consumer Reports: Buzz on latest electric cars

CONSUMER REPORTS – More and more car companies are coming out with cars that are all-electric-no gas needed.

Several claim the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon or more. The government tax credit of up to $7,500 could have you thinking about getting an electric vehicle. Consumer Reports just tested some of the latest entries.
Ford calls the Ford Focus Electric the most fuel-ef More

CONSUMER REPORTS – More and more car companies are coming out with cars that are all-electric-no gas needed.

Several claim the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon or more. The government tax credit of up to $7,500 could have you thinking about getting an electric vehicle. Consumer Reports just tested some of the latest entries.
Ford calls the Ford Focus Electric the most fuel-ef More

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New Incentive Knocks Thousands Off Ford Focus EV Price 2013 Ford Focus EV CAPTIONS ON | OFF Previous Image Resume Next Image PHOTO 6 OF 10 2013 Ford Focus EV New Incentive Knocks Thousands Off Ford Focus EV Price

If you’re thinking about getting a new electric car, make yourself a note that Ford has just chopped $2,000 off the base price for a cash-paid, Ford Focus EV (making it $37,995) and is offering up to $10,750 off a 3-year lease as well.

The electric Ford Focus saw dismal sale numbers last year, selling a mere 685 units out of the total 1,627 that were built.

When comparing the numbe More

If you’re thinking about getting a new electric car, make yourself a note that Ford has just chopped $2,000 off the base price for a cash-paid, Ford Focus EV (making it $37,995) and is offering up to $10,750 off a 3-year lease as well.

The electric Ford Focus saw dismal sale numbers last year, selling a mere 685 units out of the total 1,627 that were built.

When comparing the numbe More

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Ford offers hefty discounts on Focus electric vehicles

$10,750 discount for 3-year contracts touted; base price cut

Ford Motor Co. is offering hefty discounts of more than $10,000 for leases on its slow-selling Focus electric vehicle.

Ford is offering customers up to $10,750 off for three-year leases, according to the Dearborn automaker’s website. It also has dropped the base price of the Focus EV by $2,000 for cash sales.

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$10,750 discount for 3-year contracts touted; base price cut

Ford Motor Co. is offering hefty discounts of more than $10,000 for leases on its slow-selling Focus electric vehicle.

Ford is offering customers up to $10,750 off for three-year leases, according to the Dearborn automaker’s website. It also has dropped the base price of the Focus EV by $2,000 for cash sales.

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CNET announces nominees for 2012 Tech Car of the Year

Automakers made great strides in launching electric cars and introducing connected features this year, both big trends in automotive technology — and very influential for the cars of the future. CNET picks five of the hottest examples reviewed this year as its nominees for Tech Car of the Year.

Automakers made great strides in launching electric cars and introducing connected features this year, both big trends in automotive technology — and very influential for the cars of the future. CNET picks five of the hottest examples reviewed this year as its nominees for Tech Car of the Year.

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