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2012 Ford Focus Electric Only Available in NY, CA This Year

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It may have just appeared on The Late Show last week, but Ford’s all-electric 2012 Focus won’t be hitting the streets en masse until spring 2012.  

At least, that’s what David Finnegan, Electrified Vehicles Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company has told forum members at myfocuselectric.com.

Instead of trying to launch its first all-electric vehicle nationwide in one sitting, Ford is following its rivals Nissan and Chevrolet by launching the 2012 Focus Electric in a slow and controlled way. 

“For the first few months of production, we will be concentrating on California and New York,” Finnegan is reported as saying. “Our dealers in those areas will be the first to have their retail orders scheduled and receive the Focus Electric.  We will be rolling out to the remainder of our initial markets starting in Spring 2012.”

By the end of Spring 2012, Ford has promised the 2012 Focus Electric will be available in all of its initial 19 markets. 

These include the usual suspects known for their support of electric vehicles: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson and Washington, D.C. 

And for everywhere else? 

We’re not sure. But if the rollout of the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt are anything to go by, you may find yourself in for an uncomfortable wait. 

[MyFordFocusElectric via Autobloggreen]

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  1. We certainly did not expect you to disappoint us like that Ford. The second all electric car in America and you come out playing the same game as the one and only other all electric car - the Leaf. We expected better from you, Ford...what a disappointment!!!
     
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  2. Well maybe they figure that they can sell all they can make here in LA. This must be electric car heaven, with the temperate climate and the urban sprawl providing millions of people with commutes within EV range. Not to mention the almost total lack of public transit, which makes commuting almost totally car dependent.

    AND, we have the highest concentration of highly intelligent, good looking, "early adopters" in the world, hahahahahahaha!
     
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  3. Ha-hah...highly intelligent "early adopters" are LA-ans, yes, for sure. I mean, isn't the most intense concentration of "highly intelligent people" automatically found in L.A., anyway? Or course they are. Actors are amongst those people, so it must be true!
     
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  4. Now were cooking with out gas!I am just glad your in the game Ford, I believe electric cars are the future and I would like to see everyone on board.
     
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