Ford has announced U.S. launch details for the 2012 Focus Electric.
Set to arrive at dealerships this spring, the model will initially be offered in California, New York and New Jersey. Later this summer, availability will be expanded to 14 other states including Michigan, Texas, Washington and Virginia. There will be two additional roll-out stages, but by the end of the year the model should be available nationwide.
The Focus Electric will only be offered at Ford-certified dealers which have:
- At least two onsite charging stations (one in the customer parking lot and one in the service area)
- Participated in "highly-specialized training" classes
- Agreed to always have one Focus Electric in stock for demonstration purposes
As we have previously reported, the Focus Electric is priced from $39,200 and features a 143 hp (107 kW / 145 PS) electric motor that is powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery. It enables the model to average 105 MPGe, hit an estimated top speed of 84 mph (136 km/h) and travel up to 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge.