DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Ford Motor Company announced Monday that it has certified the first 67 dealers that will sell the company's 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
The car, which will be available nationwide by the end of the year, is being rolled out in waves across the country.
The first 67 dealers to receive the car are in California, New York and New Jersey. They were selected because they are in markets that account for a large percentage of electric vehicle sales.
The 67 dealers will begin receiving the Focus Electric sometime later this spring. Other parts of the country will receive the car in the summer, fall and towards the end of the year.
Ford bills the Focus Electric as the country's most fuel-efficient five seater with an EPA rating of 110 MPGe. The company also says it is capable of being recharged in nearly half the time as the Nissan Leaf.
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