May 9, 2012
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 world's most powerful V8
The all-new supercharged 5.8-liter engine in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has been SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in the world. With 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque – bigger numbers than low-volume sports cars, yet up to hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper – the GT500 is also the most fuel-efficient car in its segment.
More space, clever cargo with all-new Ford Escape
The new Ford Escape is roomier and has more cargo capacity than the current model. And the stylish small utility vehicle provides clever spots to help drivers and passengers stay organized. With second-row seats that fold with the touch of a button, available hands-free power liftgate and clever storage spaces throughout, drivers will have no trouble conveniently stowing almost any item, big or small.
Ford driving innovation through TechShop membership incentive
TechShop Detroit gives Ford employees a place to invent by offering access to both tools and a collaborative space. Ford Global Technologies is offering an Employee Patent Incentive Award program so that inventors get a free three-month membership to TechShop Detroit for submitting an invention worthy of patent consideration.
Ford customers support eco-charities and help reduce landfill waste
Customers who buy the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can automatically give back to eco-charities. Through the REPREVE® Gives Back program, a portion of REPREVE sales are donated to one of four environmental organizations. The offer is a natural fit for Fusion hybrid customers as Fusion is a leader in fuel efficiency.
Ford part of team working to standardize and speed up electric vehicle charging
Global automakers from the U.S. and
will demonstrate fast-charging technology compatible with most electrified vehicles. The harmonized single-port fast-charging approach – called DC-fast charging with a Combined Charging System – will enable a car to recharge in as little as 15 to 20 minutes.
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