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Ford Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network for Employees; Customers Log 30 Million All-Electric Miles

Ford Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network for Employees; Customers Log 30 Million All-Electric Miles

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  • Ford launches new workplace charging network, allowing more employees to accomplish their daily commute entirely on electricity
  • Ford customers now have logged 30 million all-electric miles in the company’s full range of plug-in electric vehicles, saving more than 1.2 million kilograms of CO2
  • Ford delivered its best August U.S. electrified vehicle sales ever with 8,292 vehicles sold, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month Ford achieved electrified vehicle sales records

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 – More Ford employees soon will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada.

Ford plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 50 of its company offices, product development campuses and manufacturing facilities. Installation will begin later this year and roll out across company facilities throughout 2014.

“Ford’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles to include our daily workplace,” said Mike Tinskey, Ford global director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure. “We know that a growing electrified vehicle infrastructure is key to making plug-in vehicles a viable option for more consumers. Ford is committed to doing our part to help grow that infrastructure.”

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Ford employees will be able to charge the all-electric Focus Electric, as well as Ford’s two plug-in hybrids – the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi – at the charge stations. The service will initially be free to employees for the first four hours. Ford estimates it will cost the company about 50 cents to fully charge a vehicle, saving employees up to $2 in gasoline each day.

Ford’s workplace EV chargers are different from competitor programs in that they will be networked together. As a result, the company will be able to gather additional information on electrified vehicle use, such as the number of hours vehicles are charging and the amount of CO2 reduced.

Ford already has more than 1,700 charging stations at Ford dealerships and company facilities in North America. The new workplace chargers will add approximately 200 more.

In 2009, there were 3,000 known public charge stations. Today, there are more than 20,000.

30 million electric miles
Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi drivers typically make three of their four daily trips in all-electric mode, based on data from Ford’s MyFord Mobile app. In fact, every 10 days, Ford customers drive approximately 1 million miles on electricity alone. In total, Ford customers now have logged 30 million all-electric miles driving the full range of plug-in vehicles, saving more than 1.2 million kilograms of CO2.

Current customer data from the Fusion Energi and CMAX Energi is showing that three of every four trips are accomplished on electricity alone. By adding another charge during the day at the workplace, it is likely that employees will be able to accomplish all of their work week trips without using gasoline.

Electrified vehicle sales success
The popularity of Ford’s electrified vehicles led to the company’s best-ever retail U.S. sales results for Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles in August. That contributed to Ford’s best August electrified vehicle sales ever, with 8,292 vehicles sold, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago.

August also marked the 11th consecutive month Ford achieved electrified vehicle sales records. Nearly two-thirds of new Ford electrified vehicle sales are coming from buyers trading in other car brands.

To learn more about all electric vehicles contact Upper Marlboro Ford 5701 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 888-602-9079.

Arrival of new 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew®

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  • Arrival of new 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew® gives customers full range of cab options on value-oriented pickup; stylish new STX Sport Package now available as well

 

  • Ford F-150 STX comes standard with 3.7-liter V6 engine, delivering an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway; Ford F-150 also offers the half-ton segment’s only available compressed natural gas prep package

 

  • SuperCrew offers customers more cabin space and four doors to accommodate crews on a work site or a family night out

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Lexington Park, MD, 2013 – Ford, America’s truck leader, adds the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew® and STX Sport Package to its lineup, offering entry-level and value-oriented truck customers capable, roomy and stylish new options.

“With the rapidly expanding full-size pickup market continuing to benefit from economic growth and replacement demand, price-conscious buyers are returning looking for an affordable truck with space, capability and style,” said Steve Raley. “Adding the Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew and the new STX Sport Package to our 2014 lineup gives these truck shoppers more value-oriented F-150 models to consider.”

The F-150 STX SuperCrew meets the needs of first-time and returning value-conscious pickup truck customers, especially those who need to transport a crew to a job site or take the family on a trip.

Positioned between the work-ready XL and popular XLT models, STX offers upgraded exterior and interior features beyond what’s usually available for entry-level crew cab pickups:

  • Body-color front bumper fascia, grille surrounds, and front and rear step bumpers
  • Power Equipment Group, which includes power door locks, integrated keyhead transmitter remotes, power one-touch up/down windows and sideview mirrors, Illuminated Entry System and perimeter alarm
  • 17-inch machined aluminum wheels
  • Audio input jack
  • Cruise control
  • Customer information display
  • MyKey® , a programmable feature that allows fleet owners and parents to limit top speed and audio volume, and set speed-alert chimes to encourage safer driving
  • Outside temperature display
  • Front-row 40/20/40 premium cloth bench seat
  • Driver manual lumbar adjust
  • Air conditioning
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • AM/FM stereo with single CD player

Ford F-150 STX comes standard with a 302-horsepower, 278-lb.-ft.-of-torque 3.7-liter V6 engine, delivering an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Ford F-150 also offers the half-ton segment’s only available compressed natural gas prep package.

A 5.0-liter V8 rated at 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque is also available, enabling STX SuperCrew to tow up to 9,500 pounds when properly equipped.

For buyers looking for extra style and personalization, the new STX Sport Package, available in all cab configurations, strengthens vehicle appearance with custom-inspired details.

The new STX Sport Package adds:

  • 20-inch machined aluminum painted wheels with P275/55R20 tires
  • Black billet grille with body-color surround
  • Black tubular running boards
  • Black and Gray Piston cloth front seats (40/console/40 on SuperCab and SuperCrew, 40/20/40 on Regular Cab)
  • Color-coordinated carpet
  • Unique box decals

Ford is offering this new configuration at a time when truck sales continue to be a bright spot in the economy. Sales of full-size pickups through July are up 23 percent, compared to an industry that is up 8 percent, making it the fastest growth segment this year. Through July, 427,935 Ford F-Series pickups have been sold. Ford F-Series is America’s best-selling vehicle for 31 consecutive years and best-selling truck for 36 consecutive years.

The 2014 Ford F-150 STX model lineup starts under $30,000. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for STX SuperCrew starts at $33,145 for the 4×2 version with 3.7-liter V6 and $37,570 for the 4×4 with 5.0-liter V8. Current available discounts reduce the final price of the STX Sport Package, and F-150 Equipment Group 201A featuring the Trailer Tow Package, SYNC® voice-activated controls and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, to $980.  Destination charges are $1,095.

For more information on the 2014 F-150 STX please visit Upper Marlboro Ford at 5701 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 1-888-602-9079.

 

Upper Marlboro’s Grand Opening was a huge success because of YOU – our Customers!

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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Upper Marlboro’s Ford Grand Opening on August 24th, 2013!

We had an amazing time and we hope that everyone enjoyed it!  It was a huge success mainly because of YOU!

The party started at 11am and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!   Blue skies were definitely smiling at us!  We had a disc jockey spinning tunes all day long and even a few Sales Consultants decided to grab the mic and sing a little Marvin Gaye.

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There were plenty of games to play all day long from shooting hoops to jumping in an inflatable castle!  Our favorite was the dunking machine!

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The highlight of the day was when General Manger Marc Bortnick volunteered himself to be dunked.  He stayed up there for about 1 hour and everyone took turns!  It was hilarious!

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Customers also were eligible for door prizes every hour on the hour!!  Redskins tickets, TV’s and lots more!

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From the great food to beautiful balloons – you could tell this was a Grand Opening!

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We just wanted to tell everyone that we appreciated the involvement and support!  It could not have happened without YOU!

To see more of our photos for our event visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/uppermarlboroford.

Upper Marlboro Ford is located at 5701 Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Call 301 627-5600 for more information.

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