Ford Makes Racing History, Again
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Ford has celebrated quite a few firsts in NASCAR® racing. It was the first manufacturer to compete with a four-door sedan. In 2008, the Fusion Hybrid was the first hybrid used as the pace car. And just earlier this year, the 2013 Fusion race car was revealed.

And now Ford has done it again! The all-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric will yet again put the Blue Oval in the NASCAR history books like those aforementioned examples, when it becomes the first all-electric pace car to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Richmond 400, at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2012.

Did you know that about 35 percent of new-car intenders are motorsports fans and 78 percent of them support NASCAR, according to Ford research? Or that Ford race fans are 67 percent more likely to consider Ford products than general market consumers? Now, what are the stats on Ford NASCAR fans and onion-blossom consumption?

Focus Electric is rated America’s most fuel-efficient five-passenger vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city, 99 MPGe highway and 105 MPGe combined.* It operates entirely on battery-generated power.

Watch the Ford Focus Electric pace the Richmond 400 April 28, 2012, and visit ford.com to learn more about the Ford Focus Electric.

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35 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
bouhedli m it is good post thanks
5 months(s) ago via
David Duperret https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-passion-du-rallye/208496875828559
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anthony W I don't think the royal community will take to kindly to technology in A sport like this
2 year(s) ago via
Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez Atentado en contra de la vida de toda mi familia usando monoxido de carbono en San Antonio, Texas por el caso Walmart Mexico-EU Ha habido varios reportes del atentado que sufrimos con monoxido de carbono en nuestro domicilio en San Antonio, Texas. It is confirmed that they tried to kill us with carbon monoxide because I was ready to be working for Walmart Mexico and being paid by Walmart USA. It seems that someone in the board of Walmart had communication with Infosys Technologies and Cognizant, and decide it to do it in the gansgter way
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew N k instead of electric hybrid get your most powerfull engine and turn it into a hydrogen machine , i dont mean filling up a hydrogen tank i mean hydrogen-on-demand, or burn straight water with the simple modifications that the gas companies dont want us to know about.
2 year(s) ago via
Chris Caldwell Of course it made racing history again its FORD!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sal Undy Holy shice, NASCAR and electric cars just don't go together. The day NASCAR switches to electric engines or some other balony, I'm out.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Giudici Great, the hippies have invaded NASCAR.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brenda S I LIKE! FORD ROCKS! i've always been a fan of your 5.0 MUSTANGS CHERRY RED!
2 year(s) ago via
bob how do no if it is 141hp electric car?
2 year(s) ago via
Petition to get WRC back on the BBC like?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sammy Lundell Allways Ford
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rosco Treat Right on Ford...kick it
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sean Cooper Really, keep ur electric stuff away from NASCAR
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Felhősi Sándor cool!! "love ford company"
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Osijonwo Taiwo Ford company is the number one company dat make car dat we people love ,like.ford..... is my number one.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ken Bradley Sooooooo stooooooopid.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ken Bradley 12 hr pit stop to recharge!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ken Bradley How many laps before it runs out of juice?! Haha
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chaz Schmitz They make the best trucks also
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Blake Breckenridge Great for Ford to make history again,but for all the greenies in the crowd,I'll pass you in my 40mpg Focus while y'all are waiting for a charge! Lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Donnie L Vinston Need to make pre race with hybrid cars.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Johann Armbruster With the ECO Boost 1,0 l is he a very top Car.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Vjeran Dasovic Focus is my favorite car....I hope I'll be able to buy it one day....and if it's electric evene better...pollution is reason why I don't have car at the moment....I green it,I mean it. :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Frank Oehlerking buy a fiesta,made in cologne....!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Zach Williams This is good for us! Most electricity comes from coal! An abundant resource in the USA. But I must admit...I own a mustang. Ha!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark D. Salke @Dylan Yeah, buddy, I'd give that a few years...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark D. Salke Yay Ford!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dylan Worden It's only a matter of time before all Nascar's are run on electricity! :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Adam Mumford Awesome
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lj Siciliano First on Race Day
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ian I'm not so sure about this, but Ford knows best and if they think leading a pack of 800+hp race cars with a 141 hp electric car is a good idea, then it must be.
2 year(s) ago via
Parichehr Kianian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoZopBp96oo&feature=g-upl&context=G2956e4eAUAAAAAAAAAA
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Petition to get WRC back on the BBC like please!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joshua Mitchell non-issue
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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