Ford Focus EV to hit US in spring 2012 image

After delaying its US launch several times Ford Motor Co. has announced that its first ever electric vehicle, the Focus, will arrive in the over-seas showrooms early next year and will go on sale first in New York and California.

“For the first few months of production we will be concentrating on California and New York. Our dealers in those areas will be the first to have their retail orders scheduled and receive the Focus electric. We will be rolling out to the remainder of our initial markets starting in spring 2012”, said David Finnegan, Ford’s electric vehicles marketing manager.

The Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 100 kW electric motor and a 223 kWh batter producing together 123 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque and according to the manufacturer it can hit 84 mph and has a range of 100 miles.

The new “eco-friendly” vehicle from Ford can be fully charged in 3-4 hours with the 240 volt home charging station.