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Ford cuts $4 000 from Focus electric price

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Ford cuts $4,000 Focus electric price

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Ford says it keep Focus electric Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet have sliced prices due to slow sales Ford it didn t eliminate standard to achieve lower price

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Ford Motor is $4,000 from the base of its Focus electric car, with 2014 models arrive at dealers within a few

That cuts the Focus base price to $35,995 shipping.

Some buyers for a $7,500 credit on federal taxes, and states often their own incentives for buying cars.

Ford says it hasn’t away any features as part of the The automaker describes the lower-price Focus electric as fully and says the cut was important to keep the car

Main electrified rivals cut prices, and it’s apparently not a that healthy competition is what it’s supposed to making things cheaper for

It’s closer to a nobody ’em scenario, analysts

Market competition is not the force is driving down prices. it is simply the automakers responding to market demand, says Lyman, vice president at research site TrueCar.com’s ALG

Simply put, aside enthusiastic early adopters, are not willing to buy as many EVs as the automakers are at the initial price points, he

Karl Brauer, senior at Kelley Blue Book, Manufacturers are realizing that an electric car at a loss is better not selling one at all.

And because vehicles still make up a percentage of total sales automakers can absorb the financial with minimal pain. But at point electric cars have to stand on their own in of generating a profit.

In the meantime, if a buyer looking to try out an electric car are some excellent deals to be Brauer says.

Ford’s follows Nissan’s $6,400 cut for the base Leaf electric, in January. That reduced starting price to $29,650 shipping.

Ford most likely saw the success following its price cut and to employ a similar strategy, Jessica Caldwell, senior at research and car-shopping site

There is a limited market for vehicles, so price-cutting is about the effective tactic, she says.

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CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the that Leaf sales slow and the car needed pricing Nissan was able to trim so by introducing a new base model, Leaf S, with different equipment. And Nissan moved of the car and its batteries to the U.S. from minimizing some costs and currency exchange risks.

Chevrolet in 2011 cut $1,000 the base price of its Volt electric, but made previously navigation and other features Then earlier this Chevy offered incentives of as as $5,000 on Volts to jump-start

The Department of Energy said month that the electricity to an electric car is far cheaper than or diesel fuel — $1.14 to go the same distance as a of gasoline, which averaged nationwide Wednesday, according to consultants AAA.

But buyers wary of battery cars usually go fewer than 100 without stopping for hours-long Conventional cars can go 300 miles or so needing a five-minute fill-up at a station.

And the fuel-economy of conventional cars to rise, undercutting financial for electrics despite their fuel costs.

Ford it has sold 900 Focus EVs the first this year, 177 of those month, which was near the sales record of 180 in March. electric’s been available only since the start of the

Those sales numbers Focus EV a bit player in a minuscule According to Autodata:

•Chevy has 9,855 Volts the first up 11.8% from a year

•Nissan sold an almost 9,839 Leaf electrics the half, more than year-ago sales.


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