Sources tell Green Car Reports that Ford (F) officials have been discussing a hybrid version of its 2015 Ford Focus Energi line with its fleet managers. The hybrid model would have fleet-pricing starting around $27,000. The hybrid would offer a range of 25 miles on a battery charge.
Consumers, who would pay a lot more than the fleet-price for hybrid 2015 Ford Focus Energi, could take advantage of tax credits, including a $3,750 Federal income-tax credit and a $1,500 California purchase rebate, to lower the total cost of the car.
Ford has seen rising sales of its existing plug-in Energi models — the Ford C-Max Energi and the Ford Fusion Energi. Ford says that more than 13,000 Energi models were sold in 2013.
The gasoline version of the Ford Focus starts at under $17,000 and can climb as high as $23,575 with premium trim and options.
Shares of Ford stock fell more than 1% in Monday morning trading. F stock has gained more than 14% over the past year.