With a presidential election and a deadly hurricane hogging the headlines, it’s perhaps understandable that the major national news media have ignored the most important story: all three of the mass-market plug-in vehicles broke sales records in October, while also topping the Consumer Reports customer reliability survey. Once again the Chevrolet Volt leads the plug-in pack. The… Read more »
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It’s that time again – September sales figures are in. Overall EV sales are up, and the standings remain the same.The Chevy Volt sold 2,851 units, a slight improvement over August’s all time record of 2,831, for a year-to-date total of 16,348. The Volt’s Hamtramck assembly line will remain idle until October 15th. Toyota’s Prius… Read more »
Ford’s recent launch of the Focus Electric, and the upcoming launches of the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids, are major milestones for the American EV industry. The Focus Electric claims the title of the only pure EV currently available from the Big Three US automakers, and the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi will… Read more »
Ford continues to raise the profile of its hybrid and electric offerings, announcing this week that the building formerly known as the Advanced Engineering Center has been renamed the Ford Advanced Electrification Center. This 285,000-square-foot research and development lab in Dearborn, Michigan houses around 1,000 engineers, and dozens more are to be added in the… Read more »
The company sold 89 Focus Electrics in the US in June, bringing the total sold year-to-date to 97.
Last week, Bill Ford told an eclectic crowd of writers and bloggers how he was an environmentalist back in the 1970s, when environmentalism wasn’t cool, at least not in the automotive industry.
Aside from the total silence (an engine-noise simulator is available as a dealer option at this point), the Ford Focus Electric drives pretty much like any small car.
A North Carolina man drove 650 miles to buy his new EV at Hassett Ford in Wantagh, New York.
Ford's app keeps track of when local utilities switch to lower off-peak charging rates, and automatically starts charging at the lowest cost.
According to Reuters, about 350 Focus Electrics will be sent to 67 dealers in California, New Jersey and New York over the next couple of weeks.