The Blue Oval is expected to unveil its Bolt killer at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Like the other proposed models, the Blue Oval's all-electric car is expected to target mainstream customers and feature a range of at least 200 miles, unnamed sources have told AutoGuide.
Rather than upgrading the Focus with a new battery to treble its range, the automaker is said to be developing an entirely new long-range EV from the ground up.
A 2017 launch has been mentioned for the Chevy Bolt, but all of the companies will likely be waiting for battery prices to continue their downward slide before a sub-$40,000 EV with more than 200 miles of range becomes a profitable reality. Tesla is attempting to accelerate the price trend with its Gigafactory battery plant, while GM was reportedly hoping a now-discredited battery breakthrough would give the Bolt a head start.
Ford's Bolt killer is rumored to be arriving at the Los Angeles Auto Show in concept form.