Are you a Commercial Fleet Customer? Ford’s new hybrids can you as much as 45 percent in operational costs!

Ford Fusion, C-MAX Hybrids Attracting New Companies Searching for Savings at the Fuel Pump

  • Ford’s new hybrids can save business customers as much as 45 percent in operational costs
  • Ford expects to double hybrid vehicle production as companies procure Fusion and C-MAX for their company fleets, and as model year market share, according to R.L. Polk, has grown 13 percent since 2012
  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid have been purchased by a variety of companies including Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T for fleet use since their introductions last fall
  • Fleet operations teams can put an average of 24,000 miles annually on a vehicle throughout its service; durability, resale value, technology and cost savings are all major factors in purchase decisions for companies as they evaluate fleet options
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DEARBORN, Mich., April 29, 2013 – Ford’s fuel-saving Fusion and C-MAX hybrids are attracting new commercial buyers searching for ways to save money at the pump.
Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T are among the newest companies to purchase Ford hybrid vehicles for their national fleets. Many of their regional employees drive more than 24,000 miles annually.
“New commercial fleet customers are turning to Ford as they look for fuel-efficient, durable vehicles that can withstand the daily use and duty cycles of their businesses,” said Jon Coleman, Ford commercial fleet sustainability and technology manager. “Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid give them the tools they need to get the job done, including leading EPA-estimated fuel economy, technology, great quality and durability.”
Many companies are seeing the value in replacing gas fleets with new offerings from Ford’s hybrid lineup, and the savings can be significant – cutting total operational costs by as much as 45 percent. At the same time, hybrid vehicles typically retain higher resale values than their gas counterparts. Resale value is an important factor when companies calculate total operating costs for their business fleets.
Ford has seen rising demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, especially hybrids among fleet customers. These buyers are increasingly choosing Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid – both introduced last fall – as they look to further their sustainability efforts and reduce operating costs in their national fleets.
Con-way, a transportation and logistics services company with nearly 500 locations in North America, is adding just more than 1,000 Fusion Hybrids to its national fleet this year. The cars are deployed with operations and sales personnel at the company’s Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics operating units. Collectively, Con-way expects to save more than 1 million gallons of gas annually while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 45 percent using Fusion Hybrid as its primary fleet car.
After an extensive selection process, San Francisco-based Esurance chose 50 Fusion Hybrids for its national claims fleet to provide the latest technology, while also saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions. Esurance expects to save more than 69,000 gallons of gas over the next few years, which translates to a savings of more than $255,000, at a national average of $3.71 a gallon.
Commercial fleet customers continue to move toward more environmentally responsible vehicles to support their sustainability efforts, while providing the latest technology and safety features for their drivers. Ford technology such as SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides valuable hybrid driving information, including the amount of energy captured through regenerative braking, most efficient trip suggestions for frequently traveled routes, and instant feedback on a driver’s green score via leaves earned for each segment driven.
“Besides the obvious benefits of improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, the advanced technologies in Fusion Hybrid are just as important,” said Mitch Plaat, Con-way vice president of procurement. “Ford’s technology suite – which includes lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, navigation system and the SYNC® hands-free system – helps Con-way reduce accidents and improve highway safety for employees, their families and other motorists.
“The hybrids’ reduced carbon emissions also complement our sustainability mission and contribute to our efforts to be a good steward of the environment,” Plaat added.
Randy Mullett, Con-way vice president of government relations and public affairs, selected the 2013 Fusion Hybrid for his company car. Mullett is impressed by its fuel economy and advanced safety features. “My Fusion’s advanced technology features, lower emissions, reduced fuel consumption and superb styling all combine for a great car that is inexpensive to operate and embodies the professional image we want to present for our customers,” he says. “It serves as a tangible sign of Con-way’s commitment to sustainability.”
Quest Diagnostics recently added 150 C-MAX Hybrids to support its national logistics requirements. “As the leading diagnostic information services company, we maintain a significant national logistics operation for transporting millions of patient specimens each year for testing at our clinical laboratories,” said Clete Lewis, director, environmental, health and safety, Quest Diagnostics. “Given our scale, the type of vehicles in our fleet can really make a difference to the environment and our business costs.
“The environmentally conscious C-MAX Hybrid is much more fuel efficient and produces less pollution than standard automobiles,” Lewis added. “It is a smart addition to our fleet because it will promote lower fuel costs while also helping us to empower better health in the communities we serve.”
Ford now offers five electrified vehicles:
  • C-MAX Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined – up to 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v – plus 50 more horsepower and 12 class-exclusive technologies
  • C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid: Best EPA-estimated combined miles per gallon equivalency of any plug-in hybrid, Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid vehicle has an EPA-estimated city rating of 108 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range – more than triple Prius plug-in’s six miles – and an EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles. C-MAX Energi’s “real car” performance includes 195 horsepower (versus Prius plug-in at 134 horsepower), engaging driving dynamics and a quiet interior – all with a leading electric-only speed of 85 mph, more than 20 mph above the Prius
  • Fusion Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined, up to 6 mpg better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles, electric-only range of up to 21 miles, and EPA-estimated rating of 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined
  • Focus Electric: One of America’s most fuel-efficient compact cars, with an EPA-estimated rating of 110 MPGe city, 99 MPGe highway and 105 MPGe combined
More information about Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup can be found at Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com.  1-888-284-1463

The Trend: Weekend Ford Mustang

The Trend: Weekend Mustang

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The weekend is upon us, so we caught up with Waldorf Ford’s Sales team to see what the weekend and season’s must-have mustang.

How would you describe this mustang?

I have to say, I am obsessed with mustangs.  We have them in all colors and bodies. There are enough options for all kinds of customers. Whether they are feeling eclectic, girly, macho, or wanting more of a downtown vibe or Nascar Race Track feel; Bridging the gap between the Road and Race Track; Roush’s performance is a seamless blend of racing successes with an OEM (that stands for original equipment) engineering and manufacturing.  These combine to make the Roush Mustang! The Ford Mustang can paint any picture but most importantly, they make it look easy.

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Tell us where you drove it?

Mustangs are perfect for casual Saturday’s – whether it be having those lovely country rides, to shopping downtown this Ford Mustang stands out and is on par with all the latest Trends. This “On the Go” Mustang is a perfect match for all my weekend essentials.

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How would you take it from day to night? Work to weekend?

This true American performance car comes available in 4 different packages; Stage one, stage two, stage three, and RS the Roush Six model. During the day, by just throwing on shades it makes this Mustang look casual and comfortable.   From the V8 Coyote Engine that gets 575 horsepower and 505 torque to the Ford Racing “Aluminator” engine that gets you 625 HP in phase 2 and 675 in phase 3 this Roush Mustang will get your wheels spinning!  For night, just throw on a pair of heels to jazz it up a bit, the aero dynamic body kits, high performance tires, and Roush embroidered interiors include everything from floor mats, billet performance pedals and control.  Perfect for my upcoming trip to the beach. This Mustang Elegantly blends muscular styling with race inspired suspension!

IMG_1928Also, there are just so many options with a Mustang Roush! The 250 different color options alone are enough to have a fiesta this weekend!

Visit Waldorf Ford this weekend to check out these beautiful Mustangs & Roush Mustangs!!!  Waldord Ford is located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601! 1-888-284-1463.

Calling all LADIES! Waldorf Ford’s First Ever LADIES DAY in Service!!!

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Waldorf Ford’s Service Department is so excited to announce the FIRST EVER “Ladies Day” Event here at Waldorf Ford!

At Waldorf Ford, we celebrate woman all year long so what’s not to love about a day dedicated to exactly that.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner we are cordially inviting you to celebrate and pamper yourselves, mothers, and vehicles at Waldorf Ford’s Service Department! 

On Thursday, May 9th, 2013 – 8 am to 5 pm, in Waldorf Ford’s Service Department Ladies will receive a special gift, a car wash, 5-minute chair massage, coffee, snacks, and goodies with the purchase of a service!  Plus Ladies will receive a $19.99 Oil Change.  Look for the coupon on our website and facebook!  Visit us on www.waldorfford.com, www.facebook.com/waldorfford or look for our hash tag #waldorfladiesday!

Please join us at on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 from 8 am to 5 pm at Waldorf Ford’s Service Department for our first ever “Ladies Day”!  Sounds like a great day to take care of all your vehicles service needs don’t you think?

We will be at Ladies Day on May 9th!  How about you?

Waldorf Ford is located on route 301 north in Waldorf, just 15 minutes south of Washington, DC.  Waldorf Ford 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. 

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