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Fact vs. Fiction, Ford's Plug-In Hybrids

Even though plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have been on the market for quite some time, there are still questions and concerns about their usability.  These concerns are typical with any upcoming industry, especially since internal-combustion engines have been around for more than a century and have worked perfectly fine since.


Ford is on their third-generation of hybrid technology and is continuously updating it. The best way to think about the PHEV market is to think.....

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Fancy a Tomato-Based Fusion?

It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union.

Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could become the wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle or the storage bin a Ford customer uses to hold coins and other small objects.

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Ford's Rouge Center Living Roof has Thrived for a Decade

Did you know that the Ford Rouge Center has a living roof? It’s true! Ten years post-installation, North America’s largest living roof – about the size of eight football fields – continues to flourish atop Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly building, part of the Ford Rouge Center. Various plants, insects and animals have come to depend on what is now a thriving ecosystem that equates to a 10.4-acre garden. The living roof also serves as a cost-effective alternative to roof maintenance for Ford, while keeping heating and cooling costs in check for the factory underneath. But the roof…
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Ford Finds Success at 10 Year Mark of Core Recovery Program

Ford has always been on the cutting edge of the green movement, and in addition to the various other green initiatives offered by the company these days, they're now starting to see results from a program that was started in 2003. 

Ford's Core Recovery Program oversees collection, remanufacturing and recycling of damaged parts - everything from small sensors and fuel injectors to large engine parts - from Ford vehicles that have been repaired at authorized...
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Tom Wood Ford Shows Electric Vehicles at Mayor's Green Fleet Announcement

Tom Wood Automotive is helping the City of Indianapolis stay on the cutting edge of green vehicle adoption after the introduction of a new mandate for an oil-free vehicle fleet. An Executive Order signed by Mayor Greg Ballard yesterday mandates that Indianapolis replace its current fleet of city-owned sedans with electric and other non-oil burning vehicles by 2025. Mayor Ballard hopes that introducing electric and other alternative fuel powered vehicles will reduce and eventually eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, thus saving lives and strengthening our foreign policy leverage.

Vehicles from Tom Wood Ford were highlighted at yesterday's ceremony…
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Ford Sets a Guinness World Record

Ford set a Guinness World Records achievement last week by holding the world's largest game of "Red Light - Green Light" to highlight the company's first use of its fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop technology on a gas-powered vehicle, the new 37-mpg EcoBoost 2013 Fusion.


The game was a unique and fun element of an employee celebration at Ford's Dearborn World Headquarters as part of a five-city U.S. launch of the all-new Fusion. Four...
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NASCAR Racers Compete in 2013 Ford Fusion MPG Challenge

What happens when NASCAR's Sprint Cup points leader takes on his Ford teammates in a miles per gallon challenge in the new EcoBoost-powered 2013 Ford Fusion?

Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle took on Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth, driving a Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that offers aerodynamics and power similar to their NASCAR Fusion race cars. The advanced 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine offers Ford drivers both power...
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Tom Wood Ford Participates in the 2012 Electric Car Challenge

The all-new Ford Focus Electric is coming, and Ford couldn't be more excited about it!  Ford is looking to share the excitement with you via various interactive events taking place now.  First up is the Focus Electric's cross country journey with Men's Health magazine!

The Men's Health 2012 Electric Car Challenge made a stop on Saturday at Tom Wood Ford in Indianapolis. Men's Health magazine hit the road last week...
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Let Tom Wood Ford Help Ease Your Pain at the Pump

Feeling the pain at the pump?  Next time you're in for service, don't forget to ask your Service Advisor about the Tom Wood Ford World Class Inspection!

Our no-cost inspection includes the following items that can help increase fuel efficiency:  air filter, tire pressure, O2 sensor, exhaust system, fuel filter, along with many other items that can help ensure that your vehicle meets factory recommended specifications which can help improve fuel efficiency.

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Ford Debuts the 2013 Fusion!

Ford has re-designed the Fusion for 2013, and it made its debut this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition to a completely refreshed interior and exterior, Ford has added engine options, safety features, and cutting edge technological goodies to the new model.

The new Fusion is the first sedan to be available in gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations. The 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, an...
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