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The Ford Focus Electric has received a new price cut in the United States because of poor demand.

While its main rival, the Volkswagen e-Golf, is seeing a lot of popularity over-seas, things aren’t looking so goof for the Ford Focus Electric which had to be repriced. According to the local automotive media, the electric C-segment hatchback has received another price cut, after the 4,000 USD one applied in July 2013, and it is now 6,000 USD cheaper. The price cut is applying to all 2014 models and it will continue when the 2015 vehicles will be introduced, at the end of this year.

The Ford Focus Electric now costs 28,800 USD and it is offered in a single body style, a 5-door hatchback. Power is being provided by an electric synchronous motor, which is capable of producing 143 HP (107 kW) and it is taking its juice from the 23 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total range of the electric Ford Focus stands at 122 km (76 miles) and the model is 4,359 mm long, 2,060 mm wide and 1,466 mm tall. Just 1,534 units of the model have been sold this year, compared to the Nissan Leaf, which managed to find 21,822 owners for the Leaf in the first nine months of 2014.