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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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Autoblog Podcast #398 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!

Sep 22 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We're almost ready to record Episode #398 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #398 2015 Ford Mustang 2015 Toyota Camry NHTSA under Congressional fire Continue reading Autoblog Podcast #398 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern! ...
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2015 BMW i8 configurator is ready to show the future

Sep 22 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Hybrid, BMW Good news if you're one of the lucky few that can afford the new BMW i8. The high-performance hybrid's configurator has gone live on BMW USA's consumer website, meaning you can head in and customize till you drop. If you've ever played with a BMW configurator, you'll instantly feel at home with the i8's. You have the choice of four trim packages (your author refuses to use BMW ...
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Still Time to Win a GoPro Hero 3 Camera from Toyo Tires

Sep 22 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Contest Deadline End of Month, Enter on FacebookAmong truck and off-road enthusiasts, one of the fastest-growing brands is Toyo Tires. Long a popular replacement tire for the Ford F-250 and F-350, its popularity got the attention to Dearborn and is now offered as original equipment on the 2015 F-250 and F-350 King Ranch. But Toyo’s not stopping there. The new Open Country R/T rugged terrain tire is the latest in the company’s portfolio of light-truck tires. To commemorate the ...
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RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours

Sep 22 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal How? That is the dominant question on the minds of the Autoblog staff after reading this astonishing tale out of Rhode Island. How did a man get arrested four times for driving under the influence in just 30 hours? How could he afford to have four vehicles impounded? And how could police let it get to the point that he'd have four arrests in such a short period? 53-year-old John Lourenco's alleged DUI spree began when he crashed a Dodge pickup into ...
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Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!

Sep 22 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Ford, Toyota We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics For Autoblog Podcast Episode #398 2015 Ford Mustang 2015 ...
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10 hours ago

Plastics Make It Possible: Local Motors’ Crowd-Sourced, 3-D–Printed Strati EV Is Born, Runs

Sep 22 2014 3:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

When last we checked in on the crowd-sourced-design maestros over at Local Motors, the outfit was in the thick of a design competition focused on an all-new, 3-D–printed electric vehicle. A few months later, the winning car has become a thing with a name: Strati. As it had promised, Local Motors packed its manufacturing tooling, some employees, and the groundbreaking car’s non-printed parts and headed to the International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago to build it. That’s ...
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Jump Into A Hyundai i20 WRC For A Hot Lap With Chris Atkinson

Sep 22 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It's nice to have Hyundai fighting against Ford, Volkswagen and Citroën in WRC. I also like their car, especially in flight ...
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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Sep 22 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Toyota, Quick Spins Toyota offers many flavors of its refreshed 2015 Camry, but those who choose to lower their operating cost-per-mile, squeeze 500-plus miles out of each tank of fuel or run a very efficient and reliable sedan in their taxi fleets will only be interested in one: the Camry Hybrid. The exterior of the 2015 Camry Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its gasoline-only counterparts, with the same all-new sheetmetal and bumpers. T ...
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Car Review: 2015 Ford Taurus SHO

Sep 22 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview  A well-appointed highway cruiser with an enormous trunk Pros  EcoBoost 3.5L V6, spacious interior Cons  Ford is still pushing voice-activation controls and a single control for audio and HVAC Value for money  Good What would I change? Add seating position memory and rotary control knobs for audio/HVAC I was on my way home from an extended road trip across America in a bone stock 1950 2-door sedan when I got the word I h ...
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Ford to rebrand SVT as 999?

Sep 22 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Ford Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of what it will be called. A reader at Jalopnik sent in a survey in which respondents were asked to gauge the name for ...
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