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Ford’s Mulally Prepared for Gradual Growth in Battery Car Demand

Ford Motor Co.’s Alan Mulally says the carmaker’s goal to more than double deliveries of electric-drive autos won’t stall should initial sales of the new battery-powered Focus hatchback start at a slower-than-planned pace.

The Dearborn, Michigan-based company this month is selling the $39,200 electric Focus that averages 76 miles (122 kilometers) per charge, without providing a volume target. Nissan Motor Co.’s Leaf hatchback, with a $35,200 base price and averaging 73 miles per charge, sold 9,674 units in its first full year.