Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Hybrid Plug-In CMax is right for Portland

The C-Max Energi is the first production plug-in hybrid vehicle for Ford available through EV (Electric Vehicle) Ford Dealerships like Gresham Ford.  The C-Max is just the first part of a first ever hybrid only vehicle line from Ford in North America.  This hatchback features a total EPA estimated driving range in electric and gas of 550 miles and in EV only the range is 19 miles.

You may be asking what is a plug-in hybrid.  Plug-in capacity means the lithium ion batter can be fully charged easily overnight in approximately 7 hours using a standard 120 volt convenience charging cord.  This car from Ford delivers maximum efficiency by combining a state of the art lithium ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine.  The C-Max Energi offers the best of both worlds, providing the capability to be driven as an electric vehicle for short trips and as a hybrid for longer trips.
For More Information about the C-Max Energi see a Gresham Ford Sales Professional
Plug-in vehicles such as C-Max Energi receive two fuel economy ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency.  The first is miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (MPGe) - fuel efficiency when operating on lithium ion battery power.  The equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for EV mode operation.  The second rating is miles per gallon (mpg) - fuel efficiency when operating on gasoline power.  Both EPA ratings are combined ratings that provide a weighted average of the city and highway fuel efficiency for the vehicle.  

For more information about the CMax Energi or any of the Ford vehicles please feel free to stop by 1999 East Powell in Gresham or call 503-665-0101 or visit our website at www.GreshamFord.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fusion Hybrid offers advantages in the Portland Metro Area

Ford Fusion Hybrid In Stock at Gresham Ford
Gresham Ford is proud to offer Fusion Hybrid can travel up to 85 mph in EV mode (all-electric) – up from 62 mph. People living in and around Gresham and East County want to purchase electric or hybrid vehicles but have some level of anxiety regarding the technology.  The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a perfect option to ease into the next level of automotive technology.  The Fusion Hybrid offers a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine is among the most advanced non-turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrains Ford has to offer.  The state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery generates more power than the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery on the previous- generation Fusion Hybrid.  If you haven't driven a Fusion Hybrid you should.  The Gresham Ford Sales Professionals are knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all of your questions.  The upgrade in technology and comfort in the vehicle is notable from previous model years.  The electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) provides seamless power delivery and a enjoyable driving experience.  One of the hybrid exclusive technology is the SmartGauge with EcoGuide that helps drivers maximize fuel economy.  This is also where the leaves live.  The better and more efficiently you drive the more leaves to get.  It is surprising addictive and makes driving efficiently fun.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big News! Really Big News!

We've come a long way, baby! To celebrate our nearly complete two year reconstruction project, we’re having an “Extreme Makeover Celebration” here at the dealership, August 7th at 6pm!  It will be catered by the fabulous Uncle Wally’s Southern Cross BBQ and Jay Lawhon of JBL Productions will be there making sure the mood is set with great music and fun! 

Following on the heels of this grand ‘ole time, Friday morning, August 8th, we will be having our Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center Makeover Ribbon Cutting at the dealership at 9am.  We would love everyone to come and celebrate with us!

And here’s the REALLY big news:

On April 12, 2014, Mt Hood Mustangs and Fords car club organized a parade to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang with the goal of breaking the Guinness World records for the most Mustangs and Fords in a parade.  On July 16, 2014, Guinness notified them that the parade results had been accepted.  There were two records broken that day!  The most Fords in a parade numbered 829 and the Most Ford Mustangs in a parade numbered 766. There were strict rules and criteria that had to be met by the Guinness committee, so every participant didn’t actually qualify to be counted in the official number.  That being said, there was well over 900 that were present and participated to some degree.  Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
And as a sponsor of this event, Gresham Ford is very proud to make the official announcement at our ribbon cutting ceremony!! 

So, join us as we celebrate our beautiful new facility and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang taking its place in history, in more ways than one!