Archives for September 6th, 2013

Life Begins Over 40: 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE Gets Estimated 41-mpg Highway Rating

Ford announced today that its subcompact 2014 Fiesta has been rated at an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city when fitted with the Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package. The SFE package is available on the Fiesta SE with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder and the six-speed automatic transmission, which utilizes dual dry clutches and parallel gear sets. The clutches are computer controlled and the actual shifting is done by electromechanical actuators, ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

It’s easy to snooze through new car sales each month with a few inevitabilities, right? The Ford F-Series will always be the best-selling pickup. The Toyota Camry will always be the best-selling midsizer, unless the Accord trades spots with it like it does so often. Except that neither the Accord nor the Camry won the sales race this month. The Ford’s another story. March ...

Ford taps AeroVironment for home-charging systems

Ford figures that 11,000 electric-vehicle driving homeowners can't be wrong. The US automaker has tapped AeroVironment as its official vendor for Level 2 home-charging systems. AeroVironment is offering one-day installations of 240-volt systems at the homes of Ford C-Max, Fusion plug-in and Focus Electric drivers. With the Level 2 systems, the plug-in hybrids can be fully recharged in under three hours, while the Focus EV can be juiced up in less than four hours. Through April, Ford ...