This weekend, I am heading to Detroit, Michigan to attend the biggest, most discussed car show in the United States, the North American International Auto Show. I am fortunate to be one of the green bloggers selected to cover the event. Ford Motor Company is paying for my travel and accommodations at the 2-day Driving Green Technology event on January 10-11, and I am not being compensated in any other manner for my time. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own.
With a number of articles on electric vehicles here at Peachy Green, I am excited so see some of the new technology and perhaps even test drive one of the green cars of the future. But, although Ford has developed a Focus electric car that will go into production in late 2011, the EV will not be showcased in Detroit. Rather, the 2011 battery electric Focus will be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this Friday.
While speculation abounds as to why Ford is showcasing its new EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, instead of at NAIAS, the newest green car in its fleet is sure to garner some interest from the press.
As of the date of this publication, there are more questions than answers regarding the Ford Focus EV. We’ll have to wait until this weekend’s unveiling at the CES for information about price and markets in which the car will be sold initially. The company has confirmed that the Ford Focus EV will have a battery range of approximately 100 miles, which translates to a similar MPG rating as the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car.
For more information about Ford Motor Company’s presence at NAIAS, be sure to check in for regular posts next week here at Peachy Green. If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow @Ford and @scottmonty, and search for other Tweets about the event using the hashtag #FordGreen.