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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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The Story of Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Bad-Ass Who Made the Corvette an Icon

Oct 31 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Hard-core Corvette fans know Zora Arkus-Duntov and the contributions he bestowed over his two-plus decades at General Motors. Anticipating the arrival of the next-generation C8 Corvette adorned with a ZORA nameplate, we provide this celebration of the life and times of America’s answer to Enzo Ferrari and Ferdinand Porsche. Arkus-Duntov was born in 1909 to wealthy Russian parents studying in Brussels, Belgium. The following year, the Ar ...
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Ford’s Expeditions for SEMA Are Just Silly (Except the One We Actually Like)

Oct 31 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We thought that tinted SUVs on oversize rims were as passé as the idea of showing music videos on MTV. But, wouldn’t you know it, DUB Magazine is still in print (“If it ain’t on some 24s then it ain’t my sh*t,” proclaims the latest cover story) and Ford still makes an SUV that looks like it did in 2007. Boom—perfect fit. Ford is bringing trio of tricked-out 2015 Expeditions to SEMA next week in Las Vegas, its first show of customized affecti ...
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On The Road: Determination trumps Sanity

Oct 31 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Drop the gauntlet, and Harry Reding of Calgary is sure to take up the challenge. An off the cuff remark at a Dodge Brothers Club (DBC) meeting in 2012 had Reding and his wife, Debbie, driving their 1929 Dodge Brothers Model DA Roadster from Calgary to Brenham, Texas a year later. “In 2012 we’d trailered our DA to Detroit, and drove the car from there to Connecticut to take part in the DBC meet. We also drove on to Rhod ...
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ETC: 2015 BMW i8 sets everyone's tongues wagging in Northern Michigan

Oct 31 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Etc., Supercars, BMW, Electric Like few other cars we can remember, people want to talk about the 2015 BMW i8. Drive one, and you'll soon find out what we mean. They stop you at gas stations. They accost you in Walgreen's parking lots. They stream out of neighborhood bars, beers in hand. At least, that was our experience this week during Autoblog ...
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The 9 best vehicles for the Canadian zombie apocalypse

Oct 31 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Speaking purely for myself, I’m really looking forward to the coming zombie apocalypse. Just think of it: no line ups at Starbucks, no more “Beliebers” on Twitter, a huge reduction in traffic, and if you see someone shuffling along slowly with a downcast gaze it’s perfectly socially acceptable to sneak up and smack them upside the head with a cricket bat. You can’t do that today to someone glued to their iPhone. More’s t ...
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Extang 2015 Ford F-150 Team Effort

Oct 31 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Community College, Multiple Vendors InvolvedYou may have heard the term “many hands make a burden light,” but even with the help of multiple partners, we’d hardly describe the task of building a SEMA project vehicle as easy. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of some area community college students, Extang built a functional 2015 Ford F-150 project for the 2014 SEMA show. a Photo Gallery: Ext ...
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How You'd Option Your Troller T4, Possibly The Most Capable 4x4 For Sale

Oct 31 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Brazilian-made Ford-owned Troller T4 flaunts a dated look and basic appointments; but who cares about adaptive cruise control when you've got a 51º of approach angle? Take a pass at Troller's "Build Your Own" and show ...
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Ford EcoSport Storm concept unveiled, draws cues from the F-150 Raptor

Oct 31 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Ford has unveiled an F-150 Raptor inspired EcoSport at the São Paulo Motor Show. ...
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Featured: Five cursed and haunted cars

Oct 31 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Celebrities Any kid lucky enough to grow up in Detroit is familiar with the Henry Ford Museum. It's huge, full of shiny things and a great place to take a child and let them burn off some energy. After several field trips and weekend outings however, the dusty concept vehicles and famous aircraft tend to lose their punch for youngsters. As a fifth grader, I was already ...
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2015 Lexus CT, AeroMobil Flying Car, ‘Furious 7’ Race Wars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Oct 31 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Lexus CT 200h Review The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is both the most affordable and the smallest model in the lineup of Toyota's luxury brand. It's a five-door compact hatchback--no sedan is available--and it comes solely as a hybrid-electric vehicle. AeroMobil 3.0 Takes To The Skies, So Yeah, Flying Cars Are P ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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