Currently Ford only sells the Ford Focus Electric in three states. California, New York and New Jersey. And inside those states, dealerships who want to sell the Ford Focus Electric have to be part of Ford's "Certified Dealer Network", which consists of training sales and service staff on electric vehicles, bringing in special equipment, installing two 240 (L2) charging stations, and
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To date, only 67 dealerships have been converted to accept Ford's first electric vehicle, the Focus Electric. However, Ford says that 16 more states will be added in the fall, and all states will have access to Ford's "electric vehicle lineup" by year's end, meaning the Focus Electric will be available across the country by Christmas.
While we realize that "Ford's electric vehicle lineup" at the moment, consists only of the Focus Electric, certified dealers are expecting more plug-in sales help in the near future. A lot more.
Nationwide, at all 3,200 Ford dealerships, the C-Max Hybrid goes on sale in September, but for the specialized EV dealerships, they will be getting the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi plug-ins to sell alongside the Focus Electric just a few months later, beginning in early 2013.