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Ford Says One Third of US Dealers Will Be Certified to Sell EVs by the Spring

Ford Says One Third of US Dealers Will Be Certified to Sell EVs by the Spring

Feb 6 2013, 11:33am CST | by

More Ford dealerships will sell EVs soon

Ford is betting big on electric vehicles and wants to expand its dealer footprint selling the zero emissions vehicles. Ford says that over one third of all at US dealerships will be certified to...

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Ford Says One Third of US Dealers Will Be Certified to Sell EVs by the Spring

Feb 6 2013, 11:33am CST | by

More Ford dealerships will sell EVs soon

Ford is betting big on electric vehicles and wants to expand its dealer footprint selling the zero emissions vehicles. Ford says that over one third of all at US dealerships will be certified to sell new electrified vehicles by the spring. That will mean more than 900 ford dealers will be certified to sell plug-in electrified vehicles.

In November of 2012, the number dealerships certified to sell plug-in vehicles was only 200. Ford says that the increased number of dealers certified to sell the plug-in electric vehicles represents the increased demand it has seen for its automobiles. Available vehicles will include the Fusion Energi among others.

Ford will also offer the C-Max Hybrid and other plug-in electric vehicles at its dealer network around the country. EV selling dealerships will be available in all 50 states once the rollout is complete.

 
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24 Hours of LeMons Michigan: The Winners!

Oct 22 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For our second 2014 LeMons race at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, we admired some of the greatest endurance-racin’ machines we’d ever seen on Friday, watched those machines duke it out in the rain on Saturday, and then watched the winners roar (or clatter, or coast) across the finish line on Sunday. Here are the trophy winners from the 2014 Where the Elite Meet To Cheat 24 Hours of LeMons. For the first seven seasons of LeMons racing, the Porsche 944 ...
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10 hours ago

Woodill Wildfire was a (short) dream come true

Oct 21 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The photographed 1953 Woodill Wildfire Series II was one of the cars in the class that I was recently judging at the Santa Fe Concorso in New Mexico. Apparently it is the first confirmed factory built Wildfire of the 15 examples that ever left the factory; only nine are known to exist today. Most of the 285 remaining cars built were sold as kits. This car was also one of the three cars used in the movie Johnny Dark, which starred Tony Curtis play ...
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11 hours ago

US Ford Focus RS to be imported from Europe

Oct 21 2014 5:32pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Ford, Rumormill Rumors about the forthcoming Ford Focus RS are flourishing into what sounds like a very impressive new hot hatch. The latest scuttlebutt gives the first indication about when we might see a few of these fast Focuses on roads here in the US. Unnamed insiders reportedly confirmed to The Truth About Cars that Ford plans to launch the Focus RS in the US in 2016. However, getting one might not be so easy - the boosted powertrain means the ...
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12 hours ago

Toca (Figuratively) Burns Down 2015 Hyundai Genesis for SEMA, Builds It Back Up Into a “Steel Phoenix”

Oct 21 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

“How now, turbo Tau?” That, presumably, is the question Hyundai hopes show goers will ask when it pulls the wraps off of the Steel Phoenix at the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show. Conceived by Toca Marketing Group, the hopped-up Genesis with a bad-ass name features a twin-turbocharged version of Hyundai’s 5.0-liter Tau V-8 pumping out 600 horsepower. A 180-hp bump over the stock 2015 Genesis 5.0′s output isn’t something to sniff at ...
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2015 Ford Focus Electric gets a $6,000 price cut

Oct 21 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The Focus Electric is barely a blip on the automotive radar but Ford is hoping to change that with a substantial $6,000 ...
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13 hours ago

Aston Martin testing modified Vantage at the 'Ring

Oct 21 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Performance, Aston Martin Aston Martin is on the verge of a renaissance that stands to be the biggest shift for the British automaker since it went independent in 2007 - if not since Ford took it over in the early 1990s. It's got a new chief executive, a new engine deal in place with Mercedes-AMG, a new platform under development and - if the new Lagonda sedan is anything to go by - maybe a new design direction in the works. And what ...
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Ford cuts Focus Electric price by $6,000

Oct 21 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford slashed the price of the Focus Electric by $6,000 to $29,995, including shipping. The price reduction will remain in effect for all 2014 models and will c ...
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14 hours ago

Ford to close climate control plant, lay off 257 workers

Oct 21 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford plans to shed the last line of business in nine-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Sheldon Road climate control plant in suburban Detroit and lays off its last 257 ...
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14 hours ago

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is Very Affordable

Oct 21 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: I4U News: Cars

Dodge released the pricing for the 2015 Dodge Charger pricing including the top of the line Hellcat. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat takes the performance sedan to a new level. The Dodg ...
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16 hours ago

There's No 2015 Ford F-150 Raptor, Here's How To Build Your Own For $27K

Oct 21 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ford's already proven the lightweight aluminum 2015 F-150 is up to the challenge of desert racing, but they're holding out on releasing a Raptor off-road variant. If you can't wait, Addictive Desert Designs has stepped up to fill the gap with two "Baja kits" that should unlock the new truck ...
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