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Old 11-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I like the FFE, finally got to do a test drive last week and was impressed by everything about the car except maybe the stereo. The one thing that concerns me about this car is that it's a little heavy/slow. If Ford offered a shorter range version with half the battery, I think I would be more inclined to buy it. Reading about Chevy Spark's doing 0-60 in 8 seconds for $25k makes me think I might be willing to give up half the range of the FFE for a little lower price and better performance.

I would even consider buying the car and removing the interior battery and just running the underbody one, if that mod was possible.
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A different way to get the same result:

Fusion Energi (http://www.ford.com/cars/fusion/features/#page=Feature2) which will be cheaper than the FFE--no price yet.

Or if you really like the look of the Focus go with the C-Max Energi (this one IS cheaper than the FFE at $32k instead of $39k). It has what you want: a smaller battery for shorter electric only range (http://www.ford.com/cars/cmax/).



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I was looking at other alternative to the FFE, but interestingly enough, you can't beat the price here in California. As of February 22, 2013, the price of the Focus Electric is as follows:

Base MSRP: $39,200
Destination: 795
Options 1,635
Leather, ext. protection pckg., paint blue candy

Subtotal $41,630
Ford Incentive -10,750
Net Price is: 30,880

Fed.Tax Rebate -7,500
CA Rebate -2,500

Actual Total: $20,880

So, with a little bit of negotiation, one should be able to buy (after you are finally able to use the fed's tax credit) a Ford Focus Electric for less that $20,000. That price is less than the gasoline version, similarly equipped, let alone the other hybrids and electrics available.
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Is there really a $10k incentive from Ford on the FFE? Is that just in CA?



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Actually since 4/2 the incentive is now $11k--it is a little deceiving though: included in that $11k is the $7500 federal credit (the incentive is only for leases).



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I was looking at other alternative to the FFE, but interestingly enough, you can't beat the price here in California. As of February 22, 2013, the price of the Focus Electric is as follows:

Base MSRP: $39,200
Destination: 795
Options 1,635
Leather, ext. protection pckg., paint blue candy

Subtotal $41,630
Ford Incentive -10,750
Net Price is: 30,880

Fed.Tax Rebate -7,500
CA Rebate -2,500

Actual Total: $20,880

So, with a little bit of negotiation, one should be able to buy (after you are finally able to use the fed's tax credit) a Ford Focus Electric for less that $20,000. That price is less than the gasoline version, similarly equipped, let alone the other hybrids and electrics available.

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You double counted $7,500 Fed tax credit. Ford's $10,750 includes it.
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Note that the 2014's have a price drop and no more incentives. So to lease a 2014 its just the $7500 government tax credit.



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