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Ford Offers Big Discounts to Buyers of Focus EV

Ford Offers Big Discounts to Buyers of Focus EV

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Ford tries discounts to sell Focus EV

Ford is trying to get more shoppers interested in purchasing its Focus EV with significant discounts for cash purchases and on leases. Ford has announced a $2000 discount off the base price of the...

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Ford Offers Big Discounts to Buyers of Focus EV

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Ford tries discounts to sell Focus EV

Ford is trying to get more shoppers interested in purchasing its Focus EV with significant discounts for cash purchases and on leases. Ford has announced a $2000 discount off the base price of the vehicle for people who are paying cash.

Buyers who are interested in leasing the Focus EV will be able to get up to $10,750 off of a three year lease. That amount does include the $7500 federal tax credit. Ford only sold 685 Focus EVs in 2012 after building 1627.

The vehicles have been the poorest performing cars as far as sales go in the electric vehicle market. To get this lease, buyers have to purchase by April 1. The 36-month lease gives drivers 10,500 miles per year and costs $285 per month.

 
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What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall?

Oct 23 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

This week saw the latest expansion of airbag recalls that began 18 months ago from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. and is now linked to at least four deaths. As of today, the recall affects some 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. from 10 automakers based in three continents. The bulk of them — 5 million — are from Honda. Takata issued a statement earlier this year that noted the incidents of airbag malfunction — where a faulty inflator can send metal and plastic shrapnel into occupants if the ...
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Ford Adds a Place For Your Coffee Cup (or Shotgun Shells) to 2015 F-150′s Tailgate

Oct 23 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Kevin Blaser with the 2015 F-150 tailgate Ford’s all-new 2015 F-150 is nearly on the streets, but there’s one new feature that’s so last-minute, it wasn’t there when the truck was revealed at the 2014 Detroit auto show: Indentations on the inside of the tailgate perfectly placed to hold a beverage. They’re the handiwork of Kevin Blaser, a stamping product and design manager whose pet peeve inspired the new feature on the truck. Blaser, who works at Ford’s Product Developm ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Oct 23 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Toyota, Off-Road Despite the earnest efforts of Japanese automakers like Toyota and Nissan, the American pickup truck scene remains wholly dominated by the likes of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. This is not news. Part of the reason is because of the sheer number of variants offered by US automakers - everything from work-spec base trucks to house-leveling heavy duty models can be had, ...
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Pair Of Modified 2015 Ford Mustangs Revealed Ahead Of 2014 SEMA Show

Oct 23 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Following the pair of modified 2015 F-150 pickup trucks it unveiled ahead of the 2014 SEMA show, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is previewing two 2015 Mustang show cars. The Blue Oval is hoping to introduce the redesigned pony car to the aftermarket in a big way, with a "stampede" of modified Mustangs beginning with these cars from Petty ...
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Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers

Oct 23 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Technology The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are teaming up to prevent black hats from trying to crack a vehicle's security systems. "The goal is to make it very, very hard" for hackers to break into a vehicle's systems, David Strickla ...
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2015 Corvette Z06 Crash, 2016 Ford Explorer, BMW Centenary Supercar: Car News Headlines

Oct 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

A crashed example of the yet-to-go-on-sale 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been spotted. It’s likely the same car we saw crashed on the Nürburgring late last month. A prototype for the 2016 Ford Explorer has been spotted. This isn’t the rumored rear-wheel-drive Explorer but an update of the current one on sale since the 2011 model... ...
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2014 Ford C-Max Energi Real-World Cargo Space

Oct 23 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

The two versions of Ford's C-Max — the Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid — drive similarly but the Energi sets itself apart with its ability to drive an EPA-estimated 20 miles on electric power alone. The Energi's extra stamina comes from a larger lithium-ion battery stuffed in the cargo area that unfortunately, eats into cargo volume; the resulting space is much smaller than the hybrid version's. Related: 2014 Ford C-Max Energi Review Cars.com reviewer Aaron ...
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Toyota RAV4

Oct 23 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger crossover wagon that is among the most popular compacts in its class. In Toyota showrooms since the 1990s, the RAV4 competes with other best-sellers like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Mazda CX-5. The RAV4 was introduced at the heig ...
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Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

Oct 23 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Car Craft

The company and venerable university will work together to advance the field of machine lea ...
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Eleanor from 'Gone in 60 Seconds' to be auctioned in December

Oct 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

One of eleven Eleanor Ford Mustangs ever made will go under the hammer at Mecum’s Austin event, scheduled for Dec ...
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