GCR - 2012 Ford Focus Electric: 105 MPGe, 76-Mile Range...10 Sales
I posted a comment on their thread a moment ago, but it's gone, maybe it will come back, but anyways ...
Only 10 sold? Is there a production / distribution problem? Strange that Ford - touted as the communications / marketing geniuses of the automotive industry - hasn't provided the right explanation (spin) to explain these circumstances.
While higher cost than the Nissan LEAF is certainly a reasonable explanation for poor sales, I have to believe that there are more than 10 buyers for this vehicle. Is there some production / distribution problem we aren't hearing?
I postulated that there may be a strong correlation between the desire to be a green driving purist, opting for an EV over a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, and the need / desire / compulsion to be SEEN driving a green purist vehicle; therefore, the Ford Focus EV simply does NOT look different enough to satisfy those types of buyers, but the Nissan LEAF (also Toyota Prius) does.
BTW - I think the latest versions of the Toyota Prius are looking really good. Either my tastes have changed, or they are finally tweaking the styling just enough to match consumer sentiment.