Originally Posted by dwf1
There is no way a, consumer ordered, Electric Focus will be delivered in 2011. I was told by one dealer March 1st. I was told by the dealer I ordered from to expect late spring. Both were guessing.
I have asked Ford corporate to put up a blog or forum for new owners similar to the mynissanleaf.com site. Even if they had a Ford social media person scanning this forum and occasionally posting information, it would keep us all up to date. Do you think there is a chance of that???? Ford has been very quite about this launch.
Right, Ford has stated that initial deliveries in 2011 will be for fleet sales.
Ford does seem to be flying under the radar with their electrified vehicles so far.
Perhaps they have seen how GM being loud and proud with the Volt has made them a target for those would like to see EVs fail.
Or perhaps they want to keep expectations low so that they can exceed them.
DOE projections for EV sales does not put Ford anywhere in the neighborhood of what GM and Nissan are shooting for, but again the situation is dynamic and that may just be Ford trying to manage expectations.