We found out last week Mullinax Ford in Orlando has been selected to be a Ford Focus Electric retailer. Ford is giving us a few orders initially for this fall. The order bank has not opened yet for them to be placed.
Mullinax Ford had to register to be a retailer and pay a lot of money. Ford uses part of the charge to hold a training session with the technicians from participating dealerships. We usually have to fly the technician to another state for the training. At least that is what we did with the Ford SVT and 6.7L Diesel training.
Ford is going all out to make sure the launch is seemless. They have been working with local government and utility companies in the 16 cities chosen to ensure the electric grid can handle the demand. Not to mention partnering with Best Buy to sell the "at home" chargers. With the 240v charger, the car can charge in 3-4 hours for less than $4!! Awesome.
Mullinax Ford is proud to be a retailer of the Focus Electric. Just wish we got more than a few orders to start.
We are not sure how those initial orders will be handled. We do not have a waiting list set up yet. You can log onto http://www.mullinaxford.com
for updates. I will try to update the website as Ford gives us more information. Hope the info helps.