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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:37 PM

Ford quadrupling electric vehicle dealers

Source: Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. plans to more than quadruple the number of dealers who can sell plug-in electric vehicles in an effort to boost sales of three vehicles.

The Dearborn automaker will have 900 certified dealers by this spring, up from the 200 it had near the end of last year. The 900 dealers, which will have specially trained sales and service staff, plus at least two on-site charging stations, means approximately one-third of all Ford U.S. dealers will be able sell plug-in EVs.

Certifications will allow dealers to sell the Focus Electric, C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, which is due out this quarter.

The new certified dealers will be spread out across the country. The first 200 dealers were spread out across the country, with first priority being markets where electric vehicles are most popular, like California and New York.


Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130206/AUTO0102/302060334/Ford-quadrupling-electric-vehicle-dealers?odyssey=mod

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:13 PM

1. Excellent!

A step in the right direction.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:31 PM

2. Wonderful

It would be a while before I could afford one, but the more they sell, the lower the prices will get.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:05 PM

3. The Focus EV is pretty cool.

I'd consider it over the Leaf. They still managed to make the front end look a little bit stupid compared to the standard Focus, but it doesn't look like the Leaf with the nostril turn signals, so that's a plus.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:00 PM

4. How about installing fast chargers along the highways and interstates?

 

Ending the talking points of the thinktankers is crucial to the acceptance of this 150 year old technology of which there are many but the point here is range anxiety.
The big one that they must not ever mention is that EV motors have one moving part compared to hundreds in an internal combustion engine.
That being said then,why does an electric motor cost as much as a typical engine?
How often should one change the oil?
How often should you change the spark plugs and air filter on an EV?
If it costs $360.00 per year to charge at home then what will be buy with that extra money or on a national scale,what could we use $400,000,000.00 for?
Answer:Not oil or gasoline.
Hmmmm.

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