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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:05 am 
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Chicago Tribune: Ford to Start Shipping Focus Electric to Dealers This Weekend
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Ford will begin shipping Focus Electrics to 67 dealers this weekend. 350 Focus Electric cars will be sent to dealers in California, New Jersey and New York over the next couple weeks.

Manufacturing executives are said to have “signed off on the decision on Friday.” The Tribune says Ford declined to comment on the news and the sources asked not to be named because the plans are confidential


http://insideevs.com/chicago-tribune-fo ... s-weekend/



I guess that is a very quite launch...
Just enough to be CARB-a-licious

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:32 am 
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DrInnovation wrote:
Chicago Tribune: Ford to Start Shipping Focus Electric to Dealers This Weekend
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Ford will begin shipping Focus Electrics to 67 dealers this weekend. 350 Focus Electric cars will be sent to dealers in California, New Jersey and New York over the next couple weeks.

Manufacturing executives are said to have “signed off on the decision on Friday.” The Tribune says Ford declined to comment on the news and the sources asked not to be named because the plans are confidential


http://insideevs.com/chicago-tribune-fo ... s-weekend/



I guess that is a very quite launch...
Just enough to be CARB-a-licious


Of course no mention of when we'll see it in Chicago but we all knew that we were no longer to get the first batch (Chicago was originally to be a 'launch' city)

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:40 am 
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Good news.. finally!

Hopefully we will see some early reports and pictures come Monday.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:03 pm 
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redLEAF wrote:
DrInnovation wrote:
Chicago Tribune: Ford to Start Shipping Focus Electric to Dealers This Weekend
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Ford will begin shipping Focus Electrics to 67 dealers this weekend. 350 Focus Electric cars will be sent to dealers in California, New Jersey and New York over the next couple weeks.


Of course no mention of when we'll see it in Chicago but we all knew that we were no longer to get the first batch (Chicago was originally to be a 'launch' city)

So was Richmond; passed Koons Ford in Sterling, VA today and was tempted to top by and ask about when the FFE might be by for test drives! :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:26 pm 
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I wonder how he got it home.
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The first customer, Whit Gallman, got his car in a dealership parking lot, in New York, after having driven 1040km (650miles) from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Perhaps he had a flatbed or a tow dolly...

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:35 pm 
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RegGuheert wrote:
GRA wrote:

I wonder how he got it home.
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The first customer, Whit Gallman, got his car in a dealership parking lot, in New York, after having driven 1040km (650miles) from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Perhaps he had a flatbed or a tow dolly...


I'm guessing some Ford person with connections. They called him up and said, "Pick it up here, or no car".

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:37 pm 
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RegGuheert wrote:
GRA wrote:

I wonder how he got it home.
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The first customer, Whit Gallman, got his car in a dealership parking lot, in New York, after having driven 1040km (650miles) from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Perhaps he had a flatbed or a tow dolly...

From http://www.greencarreports.com/news/107 ... ry-quietly
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He drove the 650 miles from his home to sign the paperwork, arranging to have the car shipped down to North Carolina.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:53 am 
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For what it's worth, here's my test drive in the Ford Focus EV at EVS26.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Car and Driver just did a test of the FFE: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/201 ... ive-review

I don't get the fridge comment at the very end:
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The electric Focus costs a couple grand more than a similarly well-equipped Leaf SL, at $38,100, but not only does the Ford replenish its battery faster, it is also not a fridge.

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