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Ford eNews - Sept. 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ford eNews - Sept. 12, 201215:30 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey: Americans opt for greener goodsA new Ford-commissioned survey shows many Americans are paying more upfront for green products that save money over the long run. Ninety-five percent of respondents agree on the importance of fuel-efficient cars such as the all-new Ford Fusion with hybrid-based Auto Start-Stop, a $295 option that shuts off the engine at stops to reduce fuel consumption.  more...Craig Daitch | cdaitch@ford.com | 313.594.7903NASCAR drivers put the 'eco' in EcoBoostWhat happens when Ford NASCAR drivers compete in a miles per gallon challenge in the new 2013 Ford Fusion? Some serious competition, and lots of good-humored antics, too. Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth took to the track in a 1.6-liter EcoBoost® Fusion offering aerodynamics and power similar to their Fusion race cars in a twist to see not who would cross the finish line first, but who would do so posting the best miles per gallon.  more...Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660Flat Rock, new U.S. production home of 2013 Fusion to bring 1,200 jobs Ford Motor Company and its employees have marked the opening of a new era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, complete with a new name, plans to add 1,200 hourly jobs and produce the all-new Ford Fusion midsize sedan.  more...Todd Nissen | tnissen@ford.com | 313.322.4898Ford SYNC AppLink lets baseball fans follow the pennant races Just in time for the pennant races and playoffs, Ford-owning baseball fans now can access the award-winning MLB.com At Bat app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad using simple voice commands with Ford SYNC® AppLink?. One of the most popular mobile apps available, At Bat has been downloaded more than 5 million times this season.  more...Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744Dates.fm wins second Ford SYNC AppLink Developer ChallengeFord, in a continuing quest to support app developers working with the industry-leading SYNC connectivity system, announces Dates.fm ? a location-based date suggestion service ? as winner of the Ford SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge held this past weekend in San Francisco at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.  more?Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744Global Week of Caring draws 10,000 employees for Ford Volunteer Corps blitz An army of Ford employees, retirees and dealers have set their sights on more than 200 community projects on six continents for the seventh annual Ford Global Week of Caring. Ford Volunteer Corps are now out in force tackling community projects in more than 20 countries.  more?Della DiPietro | ddipietr@ford.com | 313.720.8095About Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company, (NYSE: F) a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 168,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.SOURCE Ford Motor CompanyFor further information: Jennifer Moore, +1-313-248-2335, jmoor186@ford.com