2013 Ford Focus Electric Gets Big Discount

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edited September 2014 in Ford

image2013 Ford Focus Electric Gets Big Discount

Ford is offering a major discount of up to $10,750 for leases on its 2013 Ford Focus Electric.

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  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    The federal mandate is to greatly expand the use of electric vehicles. With EVs too pricey to effectively compete against gasoline-powered vehicles, automakers MUST offer them at a discount to meet the mandate's goal. Once EV market share grows to where the government wants it, automakers will have to increase markup on gas-powered vehicles in order to keep acceptable profit levels. Yet another bite taken out of the supposedly "free" market.
  • mr_kqmr_kq Member Posts: 8
    This is misleading. Ford is not offering $10.750. They are keeping the $7,500 federal tax credit, so the discount Ford is really $3,250.
  • solarelectricsolarelectric Member Posts: 2
    Do not buy a Ford Focus Electric car! Unfortunately they are incapable of engineering a car to be reliable and supported by the company.

    My 2013 with less than 31K miles had a short in the rear wiper motor that took out the entire car. The car literally stops in the road while you're driving, extremely unsafe. And Ford says because the "causal part" is not under warranty they will not cover the $1,300 cost of repairing the wiper motor and the car battery which it fried in the midst of it. Ford does not want to take responsibility for really terrible electrical design that fails to isolate the 'unique electrical system' of an electric car from a short in a wiper motor.
    I certainly hope that Chevy and Tesla and others can come up with better engineering.
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