Ford eNews - March 9, 2011

Mar 09, 2011, 15:45 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford encourages consumers to take charge of their environment

Whether it's unplugging electronics when not in use, using canvas bags instead of plastic or collecting rainwater, Ford wants to know what changes consumers are making to better the environment. It's all part of the company's new "Take Charge" contest on its Electrified Vehicle Facebook page, which runs through mid-April. Facebook users can offer ideas in four categories centered around lowering their impact on the environment. After submitting their ideas, users can reach out to their social networks to share their ideas and accumulate votes.  The winner from each area will be awarded a Ford electric vehicle experience.  more...

Dan Pierce |  |  313.594.0949

Ford showcases full harvest of greener fuel solutions

Ford's growing portfolio of fuel-efficient products extends to commercial customers, too, including those interested in alternative-fuel vehicles to "green" their fleets. Visitors to the annual National Truck Equipment Association show in Indianapolis saw firsthand how Ford delivers the most comprehensive alternative-fuel solutions for commercial customers. The wide variety of vans and trucks with alternative-fuel capability is backed by support for customers looking to switch their vehicles from gasoline power to other fuels, such as compressed natural gas or propane. By 2012, half of all Ford vehicles will be capable of running on alternative fuel.  more...

Said Deep |  |  313.594.0942

Donations to Ford's Drive One 4 UR School top $5 million

Ford's popular Drive One 4 UR School enters 2011 with more than $5 million in funds donated to high schools nationwide since the program's inception in 2007. Drive One 4 UR School is the company's most successful test-drive initiative ever with more than 255,000 test drives at more than 1,500 events in 49 states hosted by Ford and its dealers. The program gives participants the chance to experience Ford's fuel-efficient new lineup of vehicles, as well as its leading safety and technology features.  more...

Steve Kinkade |  |  313.248.1051

New web series pits all-new Ford Police Interceptor against the competition

Ford, the leader in police vehicles, is putting its all-new Police Interceptor sedan and utility up against the competition in six action-packed webisodes. Cameras rolling, Ford turns its new Police Interceptors – which debut later this year – over to the authorities for some competitive driving exercises against the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit. Officers test Interceptor power and performance on a black lake simulating slick conditions, capability and durability in the Dog Bone gravel pit, and acceleration, handling and braking on a tight, aggressive cone course to prove Ford's police vehicles are up for any challenge.  more...

Marisa Bradley |  |  313.845.3971

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit

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