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Ford Opens Reservations for 2012 Focus Electric

SEATTLE, WA – Ford Motor Co. on Nov. 2 launched a new dedicated website that lets potential car buyers configure the 2012 model-year Ford Focus Electric online and locate a local certified dealer to place a single order. The base MSRP for the vehicle is $39,995, and the federal tax credit is $7,500.

UL Certification Issued for Ford Focus Electric Charging Station

MELVILLE, NY – Electrical device manufacturer Leviton and Ford Motor Co. said the new Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charging Station has drawn UL certification for UL 2231, UL 2251 and UL 2594. The new Level 2 EV charging device, designed exclusively for Ford, is also compatible with all additional industry safety standards and recommended practices, including SAE J1772 and NEC 625.

Ford to Offer Solar Power System to EV Buyers

DEARBORN, MI -- Ford said it has teamed up with SunPower Corp. to offer customers a rooftop solar power system that will provide Focus Electric owners with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.

Ford: Research Led to EV Charge Port Placement

DEARBORN, MI – When owners of the Ford Focus Electric or C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid charge up their cars, they’ll walk over to the left front area of the car. According to Ford, the decision to place the charge port there was the result of much research.

Ford Pushes for EV Readiness Across U.S.

DEARBORN, MI – While Ford is gearing up to launch the all-new Focus Electric later this year and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in 2012, cities around the country also are preparing for the arrival of new electric vehicles.

Focus Electric Battery Designed to Withstand Winter Chill

DEARBORN, MI - Because of an advanced active liquid-heating system, the battery in the Ford Focus Electric provides additional power, longer range and is preconditioned after charging -- all in cold temperatures, according to Ford Motor Co.

Ford: Focus Electric Reduces Maintenance Costs

CHICAGO - Ford Motor Co. said that the all-new Ford Focus Electric rewrites the owner's manual, as far as regular maintenance requirements are concerned. That's because the battery electric drivetrain in the Focus Electric reduces the number of moving mechanical components compared with a conventional internal combustion-engine vehicle.