Ford Announces Focus Electric Markets

Want to be one of the first to snag a new all-electric Ford Focus? Here’s hoping you live in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, Oregon.; Raleigh Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia., or Washington, D.C.

According to a recent release, these are the markets where the automaker will be rolling out the spanky new electric version of its popular Ford Focus, based on existing hybrid purchase trends, utility company collaboration and a commitment to electrification on the part of the local government.

Ford Focus Electric

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As part of its collaboration with dealerships who’ll be carrying the new car (as well as its partnerships with utilities and local governments, as reported during the car-maker’s recent cross-country electric vehicle tour)  Ford will help to develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles in these areas as well.

Will the Focus Electric see as many first-time Ford buyers as the hybrid Fusion? That remains to be seen.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • Joy

      Well, hell. I’m already paying to put in 240 volt service down by the street (160 feet from the house) and adding 12 solar panels. Guess that doesn’t count as “green enough,” and Pittsburgh gets dissed again. Yeah, so my hybrid is 10 years old, and I’m not buying another. That’s BECAUSE I want the Focus electric. For a company with a good car idea, they’re sure being dim wits when it comes to the marketing decisions.