Ford hints at slow release of the Ford Focus Electric

Some may call it a delay, others may call it stalling. I like to think of it as lack of information that comes across as avoiding the question, and making things sound even worse than they really are.

One of our Ford Focus Electric forum members was persistent enough in asking Ford questions, that their email was finally answered by David Finnegan, whose email signature states be is the Electrified Vehicles Marketing Manager for Ford Motor Company.

Our forum member first asked, since word had got out that the first Ford Focus Electrics would be sent to California, that while they lived in one of the initial 19 Ford Focus Electric release cities if they would be waiting until Spring 2012 to have their order filled.

The email was first sent to Nancy Gioia, who answered shortly “

really can’t say – the marketing folks are working on the launch.

The reply asked Nancy to forward the message to someone in marketing, and that’s when David got involved.

His answer:

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.

Discuss it on the Ford Focus Electric Forum: Ford Focus Electric Availability


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