Boston part of Focus Electric rollout
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co.’s first all-electric car, the Focus Electric, will be available for sale in Boston and other select cities late next year.
Initially, the car will also be sold in Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Richmond; Seattle; and Washington.
Ford said it chose the markets based on sales trends for hybrid vehicles and the preparedness of utility companies to handle the extra demand for electricity. The vehicle is expected to be able to go 100 miles on a full charge.
The Focus Electric will be built in Wayne, Mich., on the same line as the gasoline version of the Focus.
The Focus Electric’s motor will be powered by a 23 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The system uses a liquid heating and cooling system to maximize battery life and driving range.