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    Report: Ford UK exec says EVs are a good way to lose a fortune
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    Stateside, Ford execs are quick to point out the automaker's expansion in the plug-in sector. And despite a minimal presence in the pure EV space, the Blue Oval has been promoting its plug-in vehicles as part of an overall effort to boost fleetwide fuel economy. Too bad the company's UK chief ...

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    Whoops: Coda rep unplugs Ford Focus Electric driven by Forbes reporter
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    And now a tale that could only take place in the 21st Century, complete with electric cars, Tweets and questionable actions. Forbes staffer Todd Woody recently had a Ford Focus Electric to review and was in Berkeley, CA at a cafe waiting for the car to charge up when his phone buzzed. It was a ...

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    Official: Ford taps its first 67 dealers for Focus Electric sales
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    And then there were 67... Ford on Monday said it tapped its first 67 dealers to sell its Focus Electric, the automaker's first foray into mass-produced electric-drive vehicles. Such dealers have met requirements such as completing certain electric-vehicle training courses and installing at ...

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    Report: Ford prepared for slow Focus Electric sales; battery costs $12-15,000
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    Along with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, Ford CEO Alan Mulally is confident in the growth of the electric car segment. It's a long-term play, though, so Mulally isn't committing the electric Ford Focus EV to making a strong sales statement. For now, Ford's chief says he'd be fine moving fewer ...

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    Report: Ford: Focus Electric's ads going online because EVs not yet ready for prime time
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    Sometimes, things just can't find a home on "regular" TV. Just ask Saturday Night Live's Not Ready for Prime Time players – or the Ford Focus Electric. Turns out, Ford will spend about a tenth of what it usually spends on new-model launches on the all-electric Focus and will shoot for a ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric qualifies for California HOV lane access, extra $2,500 off
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    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt and the Honda Civic Natural Gas, the 105-MPGe 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been granted HOV lane access in California by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB not only gave the upcoming all-electric vehicle the ability to let people drive ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric officially rated at 105 MPGe with a 76-mile range
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    Coming soon to a select Ford dealer near you is the most efficient five-passenger car in America, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which the EPA has decided gets 105 miles per gallon equivalent, combined. This is better than what the Blue Oval was estimating publicly in December, when it said the ...

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    Report: Ford Focus Electric won't be available outside of U.S. coasts until September
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    The Ford Focus Electric, which started sales in select east and west coast markets (read: California and New York/New Jersey) in November, won't be available to other U.S. markets until September, Ford Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure associate director Mike Tinskey told MLive. Tinskey, ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric gets butterflies when it thinks about going further on a charge
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    To coincide with the announcement Ford made yesterday about the Focus Electric getting an estimated 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the automaker invited a group of journalists to the Michigan Assembly Plant where it will build the EV alongside the gas-powered Focus and other vehicles. In ...

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    Video: David Letterman drives Focus Electric with Ford CEO
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    Alan Mulally with David Letterman – Click above to watch video after the jump
    There was a whole lot of nothing new on David Letterman the other night when Ford CEO Alan Mulally appeared on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman along with the upcoming Focus Electric. Well, it was nothing new ...

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    What should Ford's new Focus EV sound like?
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    Ford will soon roll-out its all-new Focus EV, and the silent electric sedan will be available in 14 select markets. Before the car makes it that far, however, Ford could be changing that "silent" part. The automaker has posted a few soundbites on its Facebook page, with the hopes of gauging ...

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    Fresh or trusted? What's the best platform for an EV?
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    There are two schools of thought when it comes to building electric vehicles. There are those that choose to retrofit an existing base and those that believe in building from the ground up. Ford falls under the former by using the bones of the Focus to create its electric vehicle. Not ...

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    Jay Leno's Focus Electric moves on to Petersen Museum
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    Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Petersen Automotive Museum has received from car enthusiast Jay Leno and automaker Ford the 2009 Focus electric vehicle built specifically to be used in the Green Car Challenge segment of the now ...

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    CES 2011: Hands-on with MyFord Mobile
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    MyFord Mobile app – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On the eve of Ford's big unveiling at CES, we got an exclusive hands-on with MyFord Mobile, a smartphone app that keeps track of all the information an electric vehicle (EV) owner would want. Why does Ford need an app for an EV? For ...

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    Ford teases Focus electric ahead of CES
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    It's been nearly a full year since Ford made it clear that the automaker is planning to roll out an all-electric version of its Focus, and now we have our first glimpse at what to expect from the car. The Blue Oval has dusted off its first teaser of the New Year with a shot of the charging port ...

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    Ford's new "convenience cord" charger will make charging on the go ergonomically pleasing
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    Look, it's the first electric car charger that makes us think of a lightsaber. What you see above is the new 25-foot long "convenience cord" that Ford will make available with the upcoming Focus Electric. The cord is designed to be kept in the car (in a "designated spot" in the trunk) and used to ...

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    Ford Canada CEO says electric vehicles won't catch on unless consumers undergo a shift in behavior
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    Ford Canada chief executive officer, David Mondragon, told a group of people attending a business luncheon at a Toronto-area hotel that electric vehicles (EVs) will account for the slimmest fraction of the market by 2020. Mondragon explains that consumers may opt for more fuel-efficient cars if ...

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    Ford will use LG Chem/CPI lithium-ion batteries in 2011 Focus Electric
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    Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    LG Chem is now solidly the battery supplier of choice for big American automakers. Last year, General Motors announced it would use LG Chem's lithium-ion cells in its homemade packs in the Chevrolet Volt. Today, Ford revealed that Compact ...

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    DC 2010: Ford's Nancy Gioia talks electrification progress, status of Leno's Focus Electrics
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    We heard from Ford CEO Alan Mulally yesterday about his company's overall work with the U.S. government on energy policy. He's not the only Ford representative at the show worth talking to at the Washington Auto Show, though, and we got to sit down with Nancy Gioia, Ford's director of global ...

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    LA 2009: Ford Focus BEV update
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    Ford Focus BEV- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Ford Focus BEV is getting a lot of action. Versions of the all-electric sedan are spending time on the Jay Leno Show smashing into (cardboard cut outs) of Al Gore and Ed Begley, Jr. It's also making the rounds of auto shows and ...

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