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  • Ford Fusion Energi charging.

    Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market vehicles—including specific build dates that cover the 2012-2015 Ford Focus Electric, 2013-2015 Ford C-Max Energi, and 2013-2015 Ford Fusion Energi. Beginning on March 14, 2015, Ford began shipping an updated 120V charge cord that included a thermistor that can...

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    Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for April 2018

    Often, to sell electric cars, supporters and salespeople argue that buyers will save money in the long run from lower fuel (or power) bills. With deals up to $15,700 off and payments as low as $179 a month, several hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars will cost less this month right up front...

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    Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars

    It's all the buzz of the auto industry this morning: Ford has fired its CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan furniture maker Steelcase. Hackett presently oversees the Ford unit working on autonomous vehicles. The company is expected to make the announcement...

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    2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

    The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few specifications, and a photo of a 2017 Focus Electric window sticker sent by a reader fills in more of the gaps. The good news: after...

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    Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

    Certain Ford Focus Electric models are being recalled because they may lose power while driving.

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    Four new (or updated) electric cars coming for 2017

    Among battery electric cars on sale in the U.S., only three vehicles have sold more than 10,000 copies since 2010: the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and BMW i3. But four new or updated models coming for the 2017 model year may change those equations. The most eagerly awaited new 2017 electric car is...

  • 2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

    Electric cars with 200 miles of range will be the next big step in expanding the global market for plug-in vehicles. Leading the charge will be GM, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV that will go on sale in less than a year. That car will be followed at some point by the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model 3, which its maker says will go into production by the end of 2017. DON'T MISS: Updated 2017 Ford Focus Electric: 100-Mile Range, DC Fast Charging But Ford, which has held back on battery-electric vehicles, has no immediate plans to join that party. The company will update its...

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    2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

    Two years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare. Now it appears that the Detroit automaker may plan to use that name itself on a dedicated vehicle coming in 2019 that will...

  • 2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015
    Updated 2017 Ford Focus Electric: 100-Mile Range, DC Fast Charging

    When it was launched for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric hatchback was more or less competitive at 76 miles of range. Its major competitor, the Nissan Leaf, had 73 miles of range (increased for 2013 and later years to 84 miles). But times have changed, and in the face of increased electric range from...

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    Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

    On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers support that. Focus Electric sales totaled 1,964 in calendar-year 2014, up only slightly from the previous year’s total...

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    Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

    Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to get some of those deals, prices are plummeting on used electric vehicles—and that makes it a buyers’ market...

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    Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

    Often reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience. So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. (Plus, we hate wasting copy...

  • 2013 Ford Focus Electric

    The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM's crosstown rival Ford, which has sold hybrids for more than 10 years but shown little love for battery-electric cars, now seems to feel the need to respond. According to reports, Ford will now unveil its own 200-mile battery electric car--this year. DON'T MISS: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt 200-Mile Electric Car To Start Production In Oct 2016 The news was reported Tuesday by Automobile magazine, which said simply that Ford would unveil a...

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    2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut To $29,995, A $6K Drop: Report

    It appears that the 2015 Ford Focus Electric will get a major price cut of $6,000, bringing the suggested retail price to $29,995--more in line with the best-selling Nissan Leaf. The battery-electric Focus is now in its fourth model year, and only about 4,000 have been sold since it first went on...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012
    Ford Focus Electric: Ultimate Guide To What You Need To Know

    The 2014 Ford Focus Electric is already available in select parts of the U.S. -- and to answer all your questions about Ford’s first mass-produced all-electric car here’s our ultimate guide to the Ford Focus Electric. For our guide, we’ve hand-picked the best information about the...

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    'Quietest, Slowest' Comparison Ever: 6 Electric Cars Tested By Car And Driver

    Oh, to have the resources available to Car and Driver, which published in its March issue a lengthy comparison test among six battery-electric cars. They are the Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf, and Smart Electric Drive Cabrio. MORE: Electric Cars'...

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    Ford To Recall Focus Electrics For Potential Power Loss Issue

    Ford has announced that it's to recall 2,600 Focus Electric models to rectify a fault that could lead to a loss of power while driving. According to The Detroit News, the fault is caused by a software flaw in the powertrain control module. This fault can result in a loss of power to the wheels...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012
    Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Add Missing Door Chime

    Ford will update vehicle software to add the federally-mandated door chime.

  • 2013 Ford Focus Electric

    The NHTSA has recieved reports of Ford Focus Electric cars stalling while being driven, and is investigating the matter.

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    After Price Cut, Will More Choose 2014 Focus Electric Over C-Max Energi?

    If you've been considering an electric car but have been deterred by pricing, it might be worth another try—or at least another look at the numbers. This past week, Ford dropped the price of the 2014 Focus Electric to $35,995; that's about a 10-percent cut from the 2013 sticker price of...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012
    2014 Ford Focus Electric Gets $4,000 Price Cut To Boost Sales

    Ford might have ignored the 2014 Focus Electric when it updated its range for the 2014 model year, but one aspect has finally changed: The price. That has now dropped by $4,000, to a starting MSRP of $35,200, down from $39,200. The change hasn't yet been reflected on Ford's website--which shows the...

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    Ford Focus Electric Production Began In Germany Last Week

    Ford started European production of its Focus Electric at its German plant last week. It isn't just the first electric car Ford has produced in Europe, but the first electrified production vehicle period--none of Ford's existing or previous hybrid vehicles have been sold in Europe, where diesel...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012
    2014 Ford Focus Electric: No Updates, No Love For Ford's Electric Orphan

    Rarely has any carmaker launched a car as obviously unloved as the Ford Focus Electric, the battery-electric conversion of a five-door Focus compact hatchback. As a company, Ford does not believe battery-electric cars will have much of a future for many years to come. Unusually for a new car, it...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012
    Ford Focus Electric Won't Sell Well, Says Ford

    Some makers are investing in battery electric cars and doing their darnedest to make them market successes--think Nissan or Tesla, for example. Ford does not appear to be one of those companies. Since the second month that its plug-in hybrid C-Max Energi went on the market, its monthly sales have...

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