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Ford eNews -- Feb. 6, 2013


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DEARBORN, MI--Feb. 6, 2013:

Number of EV-selling dealers triples projections; Ford sets hybrid record for January
Strong demand for Ford's plug-in vehicles has the company certifying hundreds of more dealers than expected to sell them -- including 900 to be certified by spring. This means Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi will now be available in all 50 states. Ford hybrids are resonating with customers, with the company delivering another record hybrid sales month in January.

January sales up 22 percent -- best since 2006
Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales of 166,501 grew 22 percent year-over-year in January -- with retail sales up 24 percent. Gains were made across the lineup, with cars up 34 percent, utilities up 23 percent and trucks up 11 percent.

Ford, Energy Department make a pledge to the Workplace Charging Challenge
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that Ford along with 12 other major U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the Workplace Charging Challenge. The initiative is designed to expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country.

KBB.com: Five Ford, Lincoln models are best bets to own
Five Ford Motor Company vehicles have been named Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 2013 5-Year Cost to Own Award winners. Ford vehicles earning the awards include the 2013 Explorer, Mustang and Mustang GT. Lincoln vehicles honored include the 2013 MKT and MKX. Click here for more information on the awards.

Ford celebrates innovation with donation to Smithsonian Spark!Lab
Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and its Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The funds will be used to support and expand the Spark!Lab program. The donation honors the legacy of Henry Ford.

Fiesta ST to appear in Global RallyCross
At the Chicago Auto Show, Global RallyCross fans will get an up-close view of the Ford Fiesta ST built exclusively for competition. Ford Racing will introduce the ST performance badge this season in Global RallyCross and at global X Games events.