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The board's focus electric.
The first electric car from the company that pushed electric cars to the sidelines.
Over 100 years ago when -- brought motoring to the masses with the affordable -- multi.
Leading other auto makers down the internal combustion -- Now with this new compact Ford is joining many of its competitors today on the road to zero emissions.
Ford's been at the hybrid game for long time why now with electric.
Why I think the marketplace is ready for electric vehicles we really need to start introducing them now.
Because over time we're gonna see higher and higher volumes out there and now was the time -- we're looking at higher gas prices were starting to see you know greater interest.
You didn't go out of your way to make this look like some car of the future what we wanted to put our focus electric vehicle on the same platform as are better as -- -- our gasoline focus.
And the reason for that is.
Economies of scale quite basic and off of the gasoline focus which we so many -- we could really start bringing down the cost of the battery electric.
That's the focus electric -- -- EPA -- range of 76 miles which takes three to four hours replenished but 240 volt.
Fast -- is currently only available in California and New York metro area.
Dollars after a federal tax credit will be rolling out nationwide.
In the coming months.
I would say the ideal customer -- customer that's driving shorter distances so they don't have to worry about the -- so if they're driving forty to fifty miles on a regular basis maybe a little bit longer this is a perfect.
Vehicle for them.
Ford isn't making any projections on sales but says it can build the focus to demand and that its price to turn a profit.
The electric cars toughest competition may be the same today as it was a century ago a third of our vehicle lines actually have vehicles that.
Are over forty miles per gallon of fuel economy and you look get that great fuel economy at a very affordable price I think that's what's challenging better electric vehicles at this point.
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