Ford has announced the new 2012 Focus Electric, which now can be ordered for $39 200 not including deliver charge of $795 and a federal income tax credit of $7 500.

"Today is an historic day, as Ford opens up the order banks for the company's first full production, all-electric passenger vehicle - the Focus Electric," said Chad D'Arcy, Focus Electric Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company.

"The all-new Focus Electric is an important part of Ford's overall strategy, bringing still another option to customers who want a car that is fun-to-drive, easy to own and fully electric.", he added.

Focus Electric comes standard with: MyFord Touch with 8" touchscreen; two driver-configurable 4.2" color LCD displays in cluster for unique EV driving screens; MyFordTM Mobile App - for remotely monitoring and scheduling battery charging with owners' smartphone as well as remote start; HID Headlamps; 17" aluminum wheels, ambient lighting, seats made from 100-percent recycled material; Rear Camera with Rear Parking Sensor; Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start; MyKey®; voice-activated Navigation System; Particulate Air Filter; hands-free SYNC® Bluetooth telephone connectivity with Traffic, Direction and Information Services; electronic traction control; Sony®-Branded audio with nine speakers; SIRIUS® Satellite Radio and HD RadioTM.

The only options on well-equipped Focus Electrics are leather seats and two paint colors.

A limited number of Focus Electrics will first be available in California and the New York/New Jersey regions. Availability of the Focus Electric will expand next year to the remaining 15 launch markets as production ramps up.

The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Raleigh Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va., Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

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Source: Ford