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Ford Makes NASCAR as All-New Focus Electric First All-Electric Pace Car for the 400

DEARBORN, Mich. April 16, /PRNewswire/ —

Ford’s marketing campaign for the 2012 Electric continues as NASCAR the car to be the first-ever all-electric pace leading the field for the Sprint Cup 400 on April 28

Ford was also to use a hybrid to start a NASCAR when the Fusion Hybrid as pace car for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami in 2008

Ford research that approximately 35 percent of new car are motorsports fans and 78 percent of support NASCAR. Additionally, race fans are 67 percent likely to consider Ford than general market

Ford also was the first to off a 2013 model race car it unveiled its new 2013 Fusion car in January

Ford Motor (NYSE: F) is again making history this month as the Focus Electric becomes the all-electric pace car to ever the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Richmond 400.

The all-new Focus Electric perform all pace care at Richmond International Raceway on 28 .

Ford research shows the of Americans would consider an electrified vehicle but do not yet understand the technologies, said Mark president of The Americas. Highlighting the Electric as a pace car is a fun way to educate about the kinds of benefits our vehicles deliver and show our commitment to provide Ford the power of choice for leading economy in the vehicle that meets their needs EcoBoost -powered gasoline and hybrids to plug-in hybrids and electrics.

Approximately 35 percent of new car are motorsports fans and 78 percent of support NASCAR, according to research. Additionally, Ford fans are 67 percent more to consider Ford products general market consumers.

This marks the latest in a of groundbreaking moments for Ford in In addition to being the first to compete with a four-door as its flagship model in 1998, was also first to use a hybrid to a NASCAR event when the Hybrid served as pace car for the 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2008.

In Ford became the first to show off its 2013 NASCAR car when it unveiled the new 2013 racer to media in Charlotte,

The Focus Electric pace car be unveiled for the public at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on April 25. Lt.

Bill Bolling will the Focus Electric to Richmond Raceway, where it will as pace car for that weekend’s Sprint Cup Series event.

Our are customers, said Jamie director, Ford Racing. And like in racing, they both fuel economy and from their daily and that’s what Ford is

Fuel-economy leadership

The all-new range, which includes a hybrid and the Energi plug-in version, is the best example of how is giving customers true of choice for fuel-efficient vehicles.

year, Ford will nine vehicles reaching an 40 mpg or more. Plus, the company is six new electrified vehicles by the end of this

The Focus and Fusion are great of how we transformed our fleet of cars, and trucks with leading efficiency by electrifying entire platforms, instead of one-off models, said Eric chief nameplate engineer, Electric.

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Ford will fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines in 11 in 2012, up from seven in tripling the production capacity of Ford vehicles. This of fuel-efficient offerings will be led by the EcoBoost engine in the high-volume compact utility vehicle and sedan.

Delivering up to 20 percent better economy than conventional EcoBoost uses smaller size combined with and gasoline direct injection to customers the power they and the fuel economy they

Focus Electric is America’s fuel-efficient five-seat car that the equivalent of 110 miles per gallon city, 99 MPGe highway and entirely on battery-generated power. Electric has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to 105 MPGe combined.

By comparison, the Leaf is certified at 106 MPGe 92 MPGe highway and 99 MPGe Focus Electric features passenger room, more power and a faster charging that can nearly halve the time of the Leaf.

Production of the Electric began in December at Michigan Assembly Plant in Mich. More information MAP can be found here .

Ford is ramping up Focus retail production in the first of this year for dealership in California. New York and New Jersey. By the end of the Focus Electric will be in 19 markets across the U.S.

information about Ford’s vehicle lineup including releases, technical specifications and related material can be found here. Photos of the Focus can be found here .

The Ford Electric is a major statement of commitment to bring green and performance together, demonstrating for fans how conserving the environment, jobs and strengthening our country can be to happen without compromise, Mike Lynch. managing of Green Innovation for NASCAR. the largest sustainability program in the NASCAR family is proud of Motor Company’s accomplishment the Focus Electric pace car and that means in terms of the impact of American innovation now and in the

About Ford Motor

Ford Motor Company , a automotive industry leader in Dearborn, Mich. manufactures or automobiles across six continents. about 164,000 employees and 70 plants worldwide, the company’s brands include Ford and The company provides financial through Ford Motor Company. For more information Ford and its products worldwide, visit .

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