Ford is Getting Charged Up

November 17, 2010

Ford will deliver five new electrified vehicles for differing customer needs by 2012 and build on an overall vision of offering the widest possible range of fuel-efficient, low-emission technological solutions. Specifically, in 2011, Ford will launch two zero-emission all-electric vehicles in North America – the Transit Connect Electric (targeted at fleets) and the Focus Electric (retail and fleet). The 100 percent electric Focus will be on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These vehicles will be followed by a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and two next-generation lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid electric models. Be sure to stay tuned to future blogs for more information on Ford’s superior electrification plan.

Fuller Ford can help you find the most fuel efficient vehicle to fit your individual needs. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

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Ford Motor Company: Driving Green

November 14, 2010

Ford has a true commitment to maximizing the use of environmentally friendly materials. Today, we use a number of recycled materials to produce a variety of parts and materials used in our vehicles. And, as we create new materials, we work to ensure that they are both renewable and recyclable. This “reduce, reuse and recycle” commitment is part of our broader global sustainability strategy to reduce our environmental footprint and accelerate the global development of advanced fuel-efficient vehicle technologies. Some of the green materials Ford is using include:

  • Soy-based polyurethane foams in seat cushions, seatbacks and headliners
  • Post-consumer plastics and recycled resins (such as detergent bottles, tires and battery casings) in underbody systems, including splash shields and radiator air deflector shields
  • Other post-industrial material – Escape Hybrid and XLT feature sustainable cloth-trimmed seating made from 100 percent post-industrial materials, recycled plastics and polyester fibers that would have otherwise ended up in landfills

FORD’S COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Ford Motor Company is committed to bringing our customers affordable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible cars and trucks.  The following list is just a few of the ways that Ford is already doing this:

  • Advanced powertrain technologies such as Ti-VCT, EcoBoost and 6-speed transmissions will enable Ford to deliver class-leading fuel economy in a variety of segments going forward. Plans call for an EcoBoost engine to be available in 90 percent of North American nameplates by 2013.
  • Ford has committed $1 billion to build hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles as well as a plant that will assemble battery packs for these vehicles. Over the next several months you will begin to hear a lot more about our full range of progressive technologies coming to market. See the Technology tab on fordvehicles.com for the latest information
  • Ford is again teaming up with Microsoft to implement the Microsoft Hohm energy management application for our upcoming vehicles. Microsoft Hohm is designed to help owners determine when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles while also helping utility companies manage the added demands these vehicles may place on the electric grid
  • Building on the success in measuring and reducing our carbon footprint, we plan to survey 35 top global suppliers on their energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to better understand the carbon footprint of our supply chain and use the data to eventually create a broad-based carbon management approach for our suppliers

2010 ENERGY STAR AWARD

We are very pleased to share that Ford Motor Company was awarded the 2010 Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010 is the fifth straight year that Ford Motor Company has received this prestigious award.

Fuller Ford can help you find the most fuel efficient vehicle to fit your individual needs. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

 

 


Veterans, We Honor You.

November 11, 2010

Fuller Ford would like to recognize and honor all who have served in the United States Military. Thank you for your service to our country. We join the rest of the nation on Veterans Day in remembering the sacrifices of America’s 25 million veterans and expressing our appreciation for your service.

Fuller Ford would like to offer a special thanks to our very own veterans Robert Dennis, Rick Roos, Jim Petroviak, Ken Daughters, and Bill Jones. We appreciate the sacrifices that our veterans and their families have made so that we may be free.

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” – Thomas Jefferson

Veterans Tribute Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUC3o4v7VVo&feature=related


Let Ford Help Your Bottom Line

November 9, 2010

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Get a big IRS tax break for your business when you buy a qualifying new Ford truck, van or SUV by December 31, 2010. Take advantage of current IRS tax deductions with our best line-up ever!

WHAT IS IRS SECTION 179…HOW CAN IT HELP MY BOTTOM LINE?

Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows many businesses to deduct up to the FULL PURCHASE PRICE of qualifying equipment purchased or financed in the 2010 tax year. That means that if you buy a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct up to the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross taxable income this year.

WHICH VEHICLES QUALIFY FOR THE GREATEST IRS TAX SAVINGS?

Trucks with a GVWR greater than 6000 lbs. and a bed length over 6 feet, qualify for a maximum FIRST-YEAR depreciation deduction of up to the FULL PURCHASE PRICE. (e.g., Ford F-150/250/350)              

SUVs, including trucks with a bed length less than six feet, with a GVWR greater than 6000 lbs. qualify for a maximum FIRST-YEAR depreciation deduction of up to $25,000 of the full purchase price plus up to 60% depreciation on any remaining balance. (e.g., Ford F-150 SuperCrew with 5 1/2 –ft. bed/Explorer/Expedition)

WHAT ABOUT SMALLER TRUCKS/VANS/SUVs?

Trucks/Vans/SUVs less than 6000 lbs. GVWR, such as the Ford Ranger and the new 2010 Transit Connect still qualify under normal depreciation for up to $11,060 per vehicle in the FIRST-YEAR.

NOTE: TO GET THE DEDUCTION FOR TAX YEAR 2010, YOU HAVE TO ACT BY 12/31/2010.

Memo: Please note the information presented is provided by Ford Motor Company as a public service to its customers. It should not be construed as tax advice or as a promise of potential tax savings or reduced tax liability. For more information about The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 or Section 179 expense write-off, contact you tax professional, or visit the Internal Revenue Service Website at www.irs.gov.

 


Ford to Invest Additional $850 Million to Build New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

November 2, 2010

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Ford Motor Company recently announced plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company’s commitment to competitively grow its engineering and manufacturing employee base, upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy.

“Fuel economy and technology are consumers’ biggest priorities – and we have made them Ford’s as well,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “We are pleased to work with state and local government leaders to find new ways to work together, invest in our people as well as Ford facilities, further improve our competitiveness and secure jobs in Michigan.”

Ford’s investment will generate up to 1,200 new full-time positions in manufacturing and engineering operations in Michigan by 2013.  The company expects approximately 900 jobs will be hourly positions in its Michigan manufacturing facilities and the remaining 300 will be salaried positions within its engineering and manufacturing operations. 

Ford is making the Michigan investment commitment after working with officials on a new Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) package that replaces several existing state incentives and makes Michigan a more competitive place to invest in new fuel-saving technologies and facilities. The Michigan Economic Development Council considers the package this week.

Once approved, Ford will allocate its $850 million investment across a variety of plants including Van Dyke Transmission, Sterling Axle, Livonia Transmission and Dearborn Truck Plant. 

For instance, a significant portion of the company’s additional investment will benefit engineering and production of Ford’s new six-speed transmissions, which are planned for many future Ford vehicles and built at the Livonia Transmission Plant and Van Dyke Transmission Plant. By 2013, 100 percent of Ford vehicles will incorporate a six-speed transmission as part of the company’s commitment to leadership in fuel economy performance in all vehicle segments.

“We applaud the State of Michigan’s leadership in finding innovative solutions aimed at making both the state and Ford more competitive,” Fields said. “Promoting investments in technologies, facilities and our workforce ultimately will help revitalize manufacturing in Michigan and help Ford compete with the best in the business world-wide.”

This most recent investment commitment builds on the $950 million the company previously announced in Michigan to transform the Michigan Assembly Plant from a large SUV factory to a state-of-the-art car plant, which will build the new Focus arriving in showrooms early next year, as well as the company’s battery electric Focus and next generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, all planned for production at the Wayne, Mich., facility by 2012.

“We’ve worked hard to keep Michigan the center of the automobile industry, and Ford’s investment is further evidence that our efforts are succeeding,” said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm.  “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ford as the American auto industry builds the green vehicles of the future.”

Fuller Ford can help you find the most fuel efficient vehicle to fit your individual needs. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

 

 


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