Ford to join the EV race, brings the Focus EV to the party

Ford teases the world with this image of its upcoming Focus EV

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle’s illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you’d expect from Ford on the release of such an anticipated vehicle, details are scarce — but CEO Alan Mulally said the company will have big news from the 2011 International CES Las Vegas. He added that Ford would broadcast his keynote address on a live streaming Facebook tab that will also feature exclusive technology news every hour leading up to his address.

The decision to debut the Focus EV at CES Las Vegas — instead of the Detroit Auto Show, which is a week away — has also led to speculation that the Ford Focus EV will boast some impressive technology. Rumors include MyTouch, numerous iPhone/iPod/iPad apps, and lithium-polymer batteries that will offer a range of 100 miles.

The Ford Focus EV will be America’s third highway-capable electric vehicle after the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt, both of which generate a lot of press. The Ford Focus EV will go on sale later in the year.


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