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Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Posted By Timon Singh On January 5, 2011 @ 2:39 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | No Comments

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This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV [1] by releasing a single image on Facebook [1] showcasing the vehicle’s illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you’d expect from Ford on the release of such an anticipated vehicle, details are scarce — but CEO Alan Mulally said the company will have big news from the 2011 International CES Las Vegas [2]. He added that Ford would broadcast his keynote address on a live streaming Facebook tab that will also feature exclusive technology news every hour leading up to his address.

The decision to debut the Focus EV at CES Las Vegas — instead of the Detroit Auto Show, which is a week away — has also led to speculation that the Ford Focus EV will boast some impressive technology. Rumors include MyTouch [3], numerous iPhone/iPod/iPad apps, and lithium-polymer batteries that will offer a range of 100 miles.

The Ford Focus EV will be America’s third highway-capable electric vehicle after the Nissan Leaf [4] and the Chevrolet Volt [5], both of which generate a lot of press. The Ford Focus EV will go on sale later in the year.

+ Ford Facebook [1]

Via Auto 123 [6]


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[1] Focus EV: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=124348667630544&set=a.123482424383835.19897.112397758825635

[2] CES Las Vegas: http://inhabitat.com/top-5-green-gadgets-unveiled-at-ces/

[3] MyTouch: http://www.auto123.com/en/news/car-news/2010-toronto-autoshow-2012-ford-focus-and-lincoln-mkx?model=Focus+Sedan&carid=1101802700&artid=115897

[4] Nissan Leaf: http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2010/10/first-drive-2011-nissan-leaf-a-practical-hatchback-that-just-happens-to-be-electric.html

[5] Chevrolet Volt: http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2010/12/against-the-current-the-reality-of-the-award-winning-chevrolet-volt.html

[6] Auto 123: http://www.auto123.com/en/news/green-wheels/2012-ford-focus-ev-to-debut-at-ces-in-las-vegas?model=Focus+Sedan&make=Ford&carid=1121802700&artid=126383

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