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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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Tesla’s Model S is arguably the most revolutionary car to come out in a generation, and one company you’ve never heard of played a huge role in getting it from the drawing board to driveways. This luxury four-door features an advanced all-electric drivetrain, cutting-edge computer technology as well as a lightweight aluminum body. And that […]

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Ford may be well ahead in its plans to produce a hybrid model of its F-150 pickup truck – and a plug-in one, at that. According to a spy photographer who snapped a number of copyrighted shots of a semi-camouflaged F-150, at 35 mph the engine was heard to shut down while an electrical sound […]

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Today Ford said that a hybrid version of its popular F-series trucks would be built by the end of the decade. The revelation came while CEO Mark Fields was discussing the company’s recent announcement of a $4.5 billion investment in developing 13 new electrified vehicles, and he gave the briefest mention of the hybridized F-Series […]

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Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost Mustang is about as far a cry as you’ll get from a Prius and still be considered fuel-efficient, but that it is, at least within qualified terms. Its turbocharged four is the first in three decades since the ’84-’86 SVO was dreamed up to offer better fuel economy in an era still […]

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Ford has started production of its aluminum-bodied F-150 at a second U.S. plant. Ford announced the official start of production of the 2015 F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the 2015 F-150, the first mass-produced light-duty pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. The vehicle comes with […]

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All data points to 2015 becoming a very successful passenger vehicle selling year. TrueCar, Inc. revealed it expects a healthy U.S. auto industry in 2015 with sales of new cars and trucks rising at least 2.6 percent to 17 million units, the highest level since 2005. “We see a convergence of favorable economic circumstances pushing […]

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TrueCar, Inc. reports a shift in consumer new vehicle preferences this year, away from hybrids and toward pickup trucks. The negotiation-free car buying and selling platform reported demand for Toyota’s Prius is softening, as gas prices stabilize. Simultaneously, the company stated a sustained economic recovery is boosting demand for full-size pickup trucks. This shift in […]

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Four truck customers have been offered the chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s new aluminum-built, EcoBoost-powered 2015 F-150. Ford started releasing last Friday the first of four videos in the “You Test” series; these videos will show, said Ford, how these customers tested the all-new F-150 at www.BuiltToughTest.com. The company explained these truck […]

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Following a recent announcement by Ford to switch to aluminum for its 2015 F-150, and in preparation for tightening federal fuel economy standards, General Motors says it will have aluminum-bodied pickup trucks by 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM has made agreements with Alcoa Inc and Novelis Inc and these suppliers are preparing […]

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