And as the rest of the auto industry gears up for the kickoff of the annual Detroit auto show next week, Ford has apparently categorized the Focus EV as an electronic device: While the prototype gas-powered Focus debuted at the Detroit Auto Show last year, Ford has opted to unveil the production battery electric version at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to the company’s EV Facebook page. Ford CEO Alan Mulally is scheduled to give a keynote at CES for the third year in a row on Friday.
The Focus EV is expected to have a range of 100 miles on a pack of lithium-polymer batteries, which will take about eight hours to recharge. No price has been announced. The car is scheduled to go on sale later this year, and we’ll be watching the keynote closely for more details.