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 |  Oct 05 2013, 11:01 AM

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Ford is recalling approximately 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Max models so that they make an audible door chime when the driver’s door is opened while the push-button start is engaged.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 10:02 AM

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Nissan’s hack-and-slash pricing policy for the Leaf electric vehicle is working well. In fact, it might be working too well.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 2:02 PM

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Ford will slash the price of its unpopular Focus EV in the hopes that a smaller sticker will bait new buyers. 

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 5:01 PM

The Ford Focus Electric comes with its very own app for smartphones, dubbed MyFord Mobile, which is now available for download online.

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 |  Jan 08 2012, 2:00 PM

Those heading to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and/or the 2012 Detroit Auto Show may want to recycle their plastic bottles while at the convention center. Ford and Unifi will be collecting plastic water bottles constructed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the two shows and will recycle them to make the Repreve seating material found in the EV.

Repreve is a mixture of post-industrial fiber waste and post-consumer waste such as the PET plastic water bottles. Apparently each Ford Focus Electric will use about 22 plastic bottles in its interior and Ford and Unifi hopes to help divert 2 million plastic bottles from landfills. According to Ford, right now, the Focus EV is approximately 90-percent recyclable, but they’re working on making that 100-percent.

 |  Jul 27 2011, 11:30 AM

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Ford is taking advantage of their Facebook page by asking their fans which of the four possible warning sounds that will be used in the upcoming Focus electric vehicle is their favorite.

All four sound clips are hosted on YouTube and feedback on their comments page will be used by Ford to help choose a sound. If you want to voice your opinion on what obnoxious sound you’ll be hearing from Ford’s Ford electric vehicle – as mandated by law – head on over to their page and put in your vote.

[Source: Ford Facebook via CNet]