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    Official: Ford Focus Electric gets $6,000 price drop, now starts at $29,995
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    In early 2013, the Nissan Leaf shed a massive $6,500 from its $35,200 base price to offer a new starting price of $28,800. Since then, we have seen numerous other plug-in vehicles get smaller price tags, from the Honda Fit EV (lower lease price) to the Chevrolet Volt (around $5,000 lower) to the ...

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    Report: EVs get support in Canada with big tax incentives, wireless EV charging
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    Perhaps a confluence of larger public and private incentives will help EV reach the tipping point north of the border. Canadian consumers are now privy to company, provincial and dealership incentives that could total more than C$12,000 ($11,200 US) for battery-electric cars such as the Smart ...

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    Official: Montreal sets new EV gathering record: 431
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    The Nissan Leaf models are the easiest to spot, since they dominate the foreground. But Tesla Model S EVs and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids are represented as well. Look a little closer and you'll see a Ford Focus Electric and Mistubishi i EVs. And is that a Cadillac ELR we see? Yes, it's kind of ...

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    Official: Ford ready to install GE Wattstations at 60 locations in North America
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    Upper-level Ford executives are sending mixed messages about the power of plug-in vehicles, but in the companies parking lots across North America, at least, the signal is clear: come on and charge your EV. Today, Ford and GE announced that the Blue Oval will be installing Wattstation chargers ...

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    Official: Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances
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    When we saw a note about a recall for the Ford Focus Electric, our first reaction was, "is that a new one? Because it's getting hard to tell." This year, we've already seen the Blue Oval's all-electric hatch recalled for non-working door chimes and a "wiring incompatibility" in the headlights. ...

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    Official: Ford, DOE help fund new $8M EV battery lab at University of Michigan
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    Everything's coming up batteries. Over in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Michigan is announcing a new lab to test out new battery chemistries and concepts, all with an eye towards building better electric cars. The basic idea is to see if these "experimental battery chemistries" will work on a ...

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    Official: Ford PHEV drivers 50% more likely to make electric-only trips after 6 months
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    In editor-speak, Ford may have buried the lede here. The US automaker, which sells the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrids as well as the Ford Focus Electric, was looking to get some press by letting the world know that drivers of its four production plug-in models put on 203,000 miles ...

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    Report: Ford Focus EV 'Stop Safely Now' stalling problem under NHTSA probe
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    The feds are stepping in to investigate the "Stop Safely Now" messages that a Ford Focus Electric vehicle driver reported to AutoblogGreen earlier this year. The situation is a serious one, but not widespread as Reuters reports that the NHTSA has received just 12 complaints. Not a big number ...

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    Report: Ford starts Focus Electric production in Europe, not updating EV for 2014 MY
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    So far this year (through the end of May), Ford sold 723 Focus Electrics in the US. Not a whole lot – especially compared to Nissan, which sold more than ten times that many Leafs (7,614). What's interesting is that Ford isn't going to immediately make a bunch of changes for the 2014 model ...

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    Report: Ford plug-in hybrid drivers recharge more often than EV users
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    In a sort of "man bites dog" development for the green-car set, Ford plug-in hybrid drivers are hooking themselves up to charging stations at a greater frequency than drivers of the automaker's pure battery-electric Focus, Green Car Reports says, citing a presentation Ford's Mike Tinskey made in ...

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    Exclusive: Ford Focus Electrics flashing 'Stop Safely Now' warning for some
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    So far in 2013, Ford has sold roughly 600-700 Focus Electric vehicles, which can help put the fact that we have just four officially reported problems with something called the "Stop Safely Now" light into perspective. We were re-alerted to the issue by reader and EV fan Richard S., who ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric gets five-star overall crash-test rating from NHTSA
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    The Ford Focus Electric received the highest possible crash-test rating from the federal government, giving Ford another reason to pitch its first all-electric production vehicle to US customers. The Focus EV received a five-star overall score from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Report: Ford gets ready for 900 EV-certified dealers by this spring
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    About one in three US Ford dealers will be certified to sell plug-in vehicles by this spring, as the automaker gets ready to increase sales of its Focus Electric vehicle and C-Max and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids, Automotive News reports, citing the company. Ford, which had 200 plug-in ...

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    Study: Ford Key Life Test puts advanced plug-in vehicle batteries under pressure
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    Battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with lithium-ion batteries are putting more and more odometer miles on every day. After two years on the market, some of these cars have up to 30,000 miles on them. That's good and all, but there's more to be done to prepare for the long term. ...

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    Official: Ford EV+ feature "learns" to increase your energy efficiency
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    Mercedes-Benz may have branded the Smart Car, but Ford is trying hard to lay its own claim to that title. The US automaker is announcing an energy-efficiency feature for its plug-in vehicles where the vehicle's GPS system helps it "learn" common routes, and ways to save fuel. Called EV+, ...

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    Report: Ford Focus EV is 'not a compliance car,' executive says
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    One Ford executive is speaking out against claims that the Ford Focus Electric is merely a bit of lip service to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate. C.J. O'Donnell, who was recently named Ford's group marketing manager for electrification, told Plug In Cars that the Focus EV is not ...

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    Report: Some Ford dealers matching Nissan Leaf $199 lease price for Focus Electric
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    Lease prices for the Nissan Leaf have been inching ever downward – a move that is increasing sales – and it looks like some Ford dealers are willing to travel alongside down the rabbit hole. Green Car Reports found two dealers in Sacramento, California that offered 2013 Ford Focus ...

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    Ford's EV Etiquette rules make for kinder, gentler plug-in drivers
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    Don't Bogart your buddy's electricity without offering to buy it. That's just one of the "rules" Ford is dispensing as part of a primer on etiquette for recharging electric-drive vehicles. The automaker has created a list of manners for recharging as well as a placard EV drivers can put on ...

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    By The Numbers: Alt-fuel vehicle sales slowed in July as EV demand stalls
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    U.S. sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles in July had their slowest year-over-year growth rate in three months, and below-peak gas prices may be putting domestic consumers in a little less of a frenzy when it comes to lowering their refueling bills. Additionally, electric-vehicle sales stalled, ...

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    Official: Ford's MyFord smartphone app updates EV charging station database more than you'll need
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    Sure, there are more plug-in cars on the market this year than last, but there's another big sign that EVs are here to say: the rapid growth of charging stations. Ford, which is promoting its updated MyFord Mobile app, says that the U.S. Department of Energy currently counts 9,445 public stations ...

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