“We are still on track to begin shipping the Focus Electric this spring,” Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said.
The Focus EV will compete in the burgeoning electric vehicle market against Nissan’s Leaf and GM’s Co.’s Chevrolet Volt.
In April, Ford CEO Alan Mulally said he would not consider it a failure if Ford sold fewer than 5,000 Focus EVs in its first year.
In the first four months of 2012, GM sold 5,377 Chevrolet Volts, while Nissan sold 2,103 of its Leaf electric cars. Both vehicles were launched in late 2010.