Ford’s CEO, Alan Mulally, will present the new electric Ford Focus this Friday at 11 AM PST at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas. The electric sedan is expected to have a 100 mile range, a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the trunk, and a 134 hp motor mounted in the front. The car is expected to rival the Nissan Leaf, both in price ($25,000 after federal tax incentives) and performance. Most likely, it will simply look like the latest model of the 2012 Ford Focus.
The Ford Focus Electric is tentatively scheduled to be available from 2011 in Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix and Tucson, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Seattle and Washington, D.C. with other cities due to be added in 2012 and 2013.