You may have noticed that we are pretty smitten with the 2015 F-150 see here and here. Today we have another reason to love the 2015 F-150 to add to the list.   With Earth Day less than a month away, we have the environment on our minds.  One of the issues that our environment … Continue reading

Hybrid or Electric F150s? Maybe, just not yet.

The new Atlas Concept that Ford Motor Co. unveiled at Detroit revealed several interesting technologies that altogether could save fuel: active grille shutters, active wheel shutters, a drop-down air dam, and power running boards.  Then Raj Nair Group Vice President, Global Product Development of Ford Motor Company stated that that Ford expects “an increase in electrification across segments,” … Continue reading

Ford Helps Locavores with New App

Ford has made a commitment to promoting sustainable practices. In honor of this Commitment Ford has teamed up with a leading sustainability website to create an app that helps be more “Locavore”.  This Locavore movement means that individuals are making a commitment to eating fresh food that is grown locally. Closer food sources mean … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would share some things Ford is doing as part of its commitment to be “green.” One of Ford’s green initiatives is the Core Recovery Program that was developed in 2003 to reduce the amount of waste that they produce.  The program involves the collection, refurbishing and reprocessing … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Consider Buying an Electric or Hybrid Car

Hybrids are most beneficial to those who live in urban areas with a lot of slow driving because it uses its electric motor when you drive slowly or come to a stop.  The electric motors found in electric and hybrid cars are quieter than gasoline engines. Service and maintenance costs are less expensive for electric … Continue reading

Ford Electrified Vehicle Lineup

Ford offers five different electric vehicles.  Both the C-MAX and Fusion come in hybrid and plug-in hybrid varieties, and the Focus Electric is an all-electric vehicle.  You can read more about these vehicles here. All-Electric An electric car is great for the environment, because it produces almost no pollution.  It can also go very fast.  … Continue reading

10 Factors That Can Affect Your Vehicle’s MPG

Does your vehicle seem to have a lower fuel economy than it is reported to have?  You may be surprised by how many factors can affect the MPG of your vehicle.  Some fuels contain less energy than others.  Oxygenated fuels, reformulated gasoline (RFG), and gasoline with ethanol in it can all decrease MPG.  Also, your … Continue reading

What is MPGe?

The new Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid recently received an EPA rating of up to 108 MPGe for city driving, making it America’s most fuel-efficient sedan.  You know that MPG stands for miles per gallon, but what is MPGe?  MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent and is being used by the EPA to report … Continue reading