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Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating, and it charges two times faster than the Nissan Leaf – the only other electric vehicle in its class. One third of Ford’s 2012 vehicle lineup consists of cars that get 40 mpg or better fuel ratings. The company has completely revamped its Wayne factory to create a flexible assembly line, and it has installed one of the largest solar power generation systems in the state. We can’t wait to see the zero-emission Ford Focus Electric start arriving at dealerships soon!

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  1. caeman December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    At $40,000, this is a pricey EV. You would have to own it for 15+ years to recoup the cost in fuel savings compared to the gas-powered Focus.

    Why does “green” have to be so expensive and uneconomical in the long-run? This is the sort of car that the average blue collar grunt would want as a commuter and would truly help their families. But at $40k, it is yet another play thing for the rich. At $40k, one could buy a Lexus, BMW, Mercedes or Audi and get something much nicer.

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