And here we are 7 months later and still no Focus EV -- I'm fortunate as Nissan pushed up the queue for the Leaf in Chicago so have one on order that will arrive in November; really thought the Focus EV would beat it to Chicago but now I'll wait for the C-Max to replace an ICE minivan (the hybrid, not full electric) to set along with my new Leaf; I wonder just how many they could have sold to people who are opting for the Leaf because it's simply not available?dreamer wrote:Hey Ford, Here's a tip!
Get going and make the car and start selling it! There's plenty of us that want to buy one. Look at what Nissan has done and learn from their mistakes. Take pre-orders, take lots of them from anybody that will pay a $99 down payment. Build the Focus Electric like mad men so you have thousands of them ready for your launch date. And then deliver them. Don't promise things and keep bumping it back. We've seen this with:
- Nissan Leaf pre-orders, and people still having to wait months for orders they put through months ago
- Fiskar Karma keeps bumping back their release date and promises
- BYD e6 has bumped back their promised dates again as well
(if you need more info, just look around the internet. the MyNissanLeaf.com forum and this Ford Focus Electric Forum are just full of buyers waiting and hoping for a car!)
If a company would come to market when they say they will with an Electric car they could take the market by storm. I think the Ford Focus Electric has the looks as well as the features that EV buyers want.
A little less talk and a lot more action!
(I couldn't help it)
Mine was ordered from NY dealer on 11/29/2011. Received Vin # on 2/2/2012. Was told it was finished and on the Dearborn lot 3/15/2012. Was told it was on the carrier and would be delivered the week of 4/9/2012. Still waiting.well, I did get a call last week and was told my car is now in production. Don't know what that means in terms of delivery. He said anywhere from two weeks to three months and it sounds like mine will be the first batch they get.