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Ford eNews - Jan. 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ford eNews - Jan. 9, 201316:53 EST Wednesday, January 09, 2013DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ford to host Truck Media Lounge at NAIASFord will host media in for the 2013 North American International Auto Show at the Ford Truck Media Lounge next week. If you are in Detroit for the annual event, please stop by the lounge to relax, refresh and spend time with members of the Ford leadership team. The lounge, at 151 West Congress, Suite 600, is located 1.5 blocks northeast of Cobo Hall. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday Jan. 14 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Ford executives will be on hand beginning 1 p.m. Monday.  Tony McCloud | tmccloud@ford.com | 313.845.4459AOL Autos names Fusion Car of the YearThe 2013 Ford Fusion continues to earn industry kudos. AOL Autos has awarded its second annual Car of the Year honors to the all-new car. AOL reports Fusion is boldly redesigned to not only raise the bar, but to meet the stalwarts of the category pound for pound and dollar for dollar for value, performance and quality. Click here for the full report.Connected World names Fusion Energi Connected Car of the YearAt the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Connected World Magazine awarded the all-new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid the midsize Connected World Connected Car of the Year 2013 award.  more? Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744Ford launches app developer program Providing developers the information and tools needed for the creation of relevant, voice-activated experiences inside the car, Ford launched its Ford Developer Program at CES. Recent integrated apps include Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Kaliki, Amazon Cloud Player, Aha Radio, Rhapsody, Greater Media, Glympse and BeCouply.  more? Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool team up on electric energy initiativeFord is engaging in a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and their impact on the environment by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle. The Ford-led team drew on a computer model created by Georgia Institute of Technology to predict a 60 percent reduction in energy costs and 55 percent reduction in CO2 when changes from a MyEnergi Lifestyle® product are incorporated in the home.  more?Eddie Fernandez | eddie.fernandez@ogilvy.com | 530.304.5383Ford cars, utilities and trucks all post sales gains in 2012Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew across the board in 2012, with cars up 5 percent, utilities up 7 percent and trucks up 2 percent. Overall, the Ford brand ended 2012 with 2,168,015 vehicles sold ? the only brand to top 2 million U.S. sales.  more...Erich Merkle | emerkle2@ford.com | 313.806.4562About 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 172,000 employees and 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