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, including Raleigh/Durham.
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Electrified Vehicles Marketing Manager │ Ford Motor Company
Here in NC, where the plug-in conference was a few weeks ago, we are very disappointed with Ford's decision to delay the Focus Electric. I wonder if this decision means that Ford is re-evaluating whether to release the Focus Electric at all. For sure Ford seems to be on tippy tippy toe and very very hesitant about it.
Also, as a number of people pointed out that more people visited during "electric vehicle night" here than did a year ago in CA, it hurts our feels a bit, too, that once again release here trails behind.