Ford C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi Overtake Toyota in Plug-In Hybrid Sales

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  • Sales of Ford plug-in hybrid vehicles in October shatter previous record by 45 percent
  • Ford catapults from zero market share to 34 percent in 13 months in the plug-in hybrid vehicle market

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 – Ford Motor Company took over the No. 1 spot in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales of the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi in October, outpacing sales of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Ford sold 2,179 Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi vehicles last month, accounting for 34 percent of the total plug-in hybrid market. Toyota sold 2,095 units of its Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

It is Ford’s best month ever for plug-in hybrid sales, shattering the previous record of 1,508 vehicles sold in September, a 45 percent increase. Ford’s plug-in hybrid vehicles – Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi – hit this sales milestone just one year after introduction of C-MAX Energi and less than a year since launch of Fusion Energi.

Plug-in hybrid sales are beginning to gain traction in some key growth markets for Ford across the United States.

California continues to account for 38 percent of all Ford plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, but plug-ins are strengthening in the midwestern and eastern regions. New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia combine to make up 32 percent of the C-MAX Energi market. Those same cities make up 34 percent of the market for Fusion Energi. New York alone comes close to unseating San Francisco as the second most popular market for Fusion Energi.

#Fusion Energi sales in October doubled in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. from the previous month.

Plug-in hybrid sales for the industry are up 32 percent year-to-date. The industry sold 39,083 vehicles through October, compared to 29,526 vehicles in 2012. October plug-in hybrid sales came within 40 units of setting an all-time monthly record for the segment.

Through September, aggregate data collected through MyFord® Mobile show Ford plug-in hybrids are being driven about 203,000 electric miles a day, enough to drive around the earth nearly eight times, or more than 8,400 electric-only miles an hour. These numbers are rapidly increasing as Ford continues investing in infrastructure while features exclusive to Ford plug-ins help improve driving habits.

Through MyFord Mobile and other features such as SmartGauge® with EcoGuide, data show how driving habits evolve and how electric-only miles rapidly accumulate. After six months of vehicle ownership, nearly 30 percent of all trips are taken gas-free, compared to about 20 percent at the beginning of ownership.

To take a look at any #Ford Fusion Energi and #C-MAX Energi vehicle visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call 301-843-2400!

You’re Invited to a Plug-In Hybrid Clinic and Drive!

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You’re Invited to a Plug-In Hybrid Clinic and Drive!

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We are inviting our customers, friends, family and the community to this special Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in Hybrid Clinic and Test drive that we’re having at Waldorf Ford on October 22nd, 2013! The purpose of this clinic is to allow our customers to learn more about plug-in hybrid vehicles. You’ll be able to ask questions of product specialists and to drive our Energi products versus a Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Test drive the Ford C-MAX Energi or Fusion Energi versus a Prius Plug-in
 Learn how to save gas and time driving a Ford Fusion Energi or C-MAX Energi
 Enjoy life in the HOV lane
 Ask Ford product experts about how a plug-in hybrid works and see if it’s the right vehicle for you
 Experience what it’s like to drive in 100% electric mode
 Learn how you can charge at home using either a standard 120-volt or available 240-volt outlet
 Find out how you can achieve up to 620 miles driving range using both gas and electric mode

Also you have the opportunity to Enter to Win a C-Max Energi 2-year Lease!  No purchase necessary to win!

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Join us on October, 22nd from Noon to 8pm 

at Waldorf Ford

Located on 2440 Crain Hwy

 in Waldorf, MD 20601

1-301-843-2400

The National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20th – April 14th, 2013

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Erik Abel has been named Official Artist for the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nations Greatest Springtime Celebration

Looking for something to do to Celebrate Spring?  Why not visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

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“Today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from modest beginnings into the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. Over the years, millions have participated in Festival events and viewed the flowering cherry trees.  In 2012, the Festival expanded to five weeks (from 16 days in recent previous years) to provide a grand tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the gift of trees.  Today, more than 1.5 million people visit Washington, DC each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees and participate in diverse programming that heralds spring in the nation’s capital. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.  Events are primarily free and open to the public.” – http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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Visit us at Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or Visit us at http://www.waldorfford.com!