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    Ford Is Discounting The Focus Electric Heavily


    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    January 29, 2013

    Originally retailing for $39,995, Ford is now listing the Focus Electric for $37,995. But that's not all! If you decide to do a three-year lease on a Focus Electric, Ford will offer up to $10,750 in discounts. An example three-year lease with 10,500 miles per year could cost a customer $285 per month, with $930 due at signing.

    Why is Ford offering these massive discounts on the Focus Electric? Slow sales. In 2012, Ford built 1,627 Focus Electrics. However, the company has only moved 685.

    "We certainly are not in a situation where we have to completely discount,, but we do have to respond to competitive pressures. We're not anywhere close to where Nissan has gone with the Leaf," said Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood.

    Ford is the latest automaker that is using discounts to help spur the sales of electric vehicles. Nissan offered huge incentives last year due to underwhelming sales.

    Source: The Detroit News

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    and the beat goes something like this.............

    Bleeding dollars for the pure electric cars. We all saw this coming, the only real value is in the R&D for future hybrids. It is NOT electrics time yet, but Hybrids like the Volt or if they would put that power train in an AWD SUV with a CNG Generator would be awesome! :P

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