Plug-in hybrid vehicles are powered by a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor with a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery is charged by plugging it into a 120-volt outlet or 240-volt charging station to fully charge the battery for optimal performance. However, charging also occurs by the gas engine and energy captured from Regenerative Braking. The plug-in operation is capable of higher speeds and longer periods on battery pack-only power compared to a normal hybrid. It can operate in all-electric EV mode until plug-in power is depleted; it then switches to a normal hybrid operation. The gasoline engine shuts off when it is not needed to help reduce both emissions and fuel consumption. Ford offers 2 plug-in hybrids: The C-MAX Energi and then the Fusion Energi. The combined fuel economy is 100 MPGe (which means miles per gallon equivalent) EV mode, and 43 MPG hybrid mode. The driving range is 21 miles EV mode and 620 total miles. EV top speed is 85mph, and the fuel cost is $950 annually. The C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi are great cars for someone who is looking to go green and save some money on gas.
The Ford Expedition combines the best elements of our pickup trucks with the spacious capacity of an SUV interior. In fact, the Expedition is based on our full-size pickup truck. Here are just a few elements that make this a perfect marriage:
· The Expedition provides seating for up to 8 adults
· It comes in two lengths: Standard and EL
o The EL is 15 inches longer, which makes for a truly impressive cargo space. In fact, it is double the length of the standard version
o It also allows for longer rear doors, providing greater ease of access for that 3rd row of seating
· Three trim levels: XLT, Limited, and King Ranch
o The XLT boasts 18-inch alloy wheels and a sliding and reclining second row seat
o The Limited includes a camera for backing up with confidence, power liftgate, and 20-inch polished wheels
o The King Ranch has options for navigation and heated and cooled seats
Come by Bill Talley Ford today and see for yourself just how the Ford Expedition compares to other brands. We promise you won’t be let down.
If you wanted someone to help you run your business, what would you look for? Someone you could trust, who’s hardworking, really knows your industry right? Well Bill Talley Ford has been helping people run their businesses by being all that, and even more. We’re a Ford Business Preferred Network dealer. That means we’re trained specifically to sell and service Ford commercial vehicles. It allows us to offer a huge selection of trucks and vans to get any job done.
So you can trust that your fleet, from day one to every working day after, is the right one for your specific application. And hardworking? These are Ford trucks we’re talking about—from the new 2013 Ford F-250 or F-350 super duty pickups to the really big boys, like the Ford F-350 through Ford F-750 gas chassis cab lineup.
We also have the commercial parts you need and service techs trained to know Ford commercial vehicles better than anyone. All to keep your fleet and your business rolling.
There is a prevailing stereotype that we are all aware of in car dealerships including the Ford dealerships in Richmond, and that is the stereotype of the car salesman, the man who lights up at the sight of a prospective customer and pounces on them like a leopard hunting a gazelle.
Car dealerships tend to foster this sort of hungry salesman attitude, but not Bill Talley Ford. We are one of few Ford dealerships that believe in hiring sales associates with a higher standard of integrity, ability, and honesty. Other dealerships might hire extremely aggressive, pushy sales people who sell cars with poor ethics and no moral fiber. At the end of the day, selling cars is about helping people live their lives. Most dealerships tend to forget that, losing sight of the good that they can do because the thought of a potential sale is too distracting.
The right car for the right person, that’s what Ford dealerships need to focus on. If every sales associate only cared about making sure that every customer who walks in the door receives complete, competent, and intelligent service that truly focuses on meeting that customer’s needs, then there would be no need for sales techniques and swindling. Ford dealerships in Richmond would just be able to rely on the reality of supply and demand without having to resort to gimmicks. Bill Talley Ford stays ahead of the curve of other Ford dealerships in Richmond by refusing to participate in gimmicky sales techniques that would lessen the value of our employees and, even worse, our customers.
You want respect. So do we. That’s why at Bill Talley Ford, everybody respects everybody. Come to the car lot at Bill Talley Ford and see just how different our service is from any other Ford dealerships in Richmond.
On May 14th, we reached our 1 year anniversary for being Mechanicsville’s local Ford Dealer. We originally purchased the land for our new dealership in January of 2005. Due to the ups and downs of the economy, we had to delay the construction of our new dealership. Construction of our new state of the art dealership began on August 26, 2011. A little under nine months later Mechanicsville welcomed us into our new home with open arms. On June 25, 2012 we held our Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony. This event was a great success despite the nasty thunderstorm we had to tolerate only a few hours before the ceremony. We have had a blast being in Mechanicsville and serving its residents this past year. We would like to thank all of our customers for the support they have given us. We would not be where we are if not for them. We look forward to being Mechanicsville’s local Ford dealer for many years to come. If you have not had a chance to come take a look at our dealership yet, we encourage you to do so.
Can you believe the Ford Mustang will soon turn 50? That’s right – and it hasn’t missed a year of production! It had quite the debut in 1964, well beyond its game-changing performance and looks. That first year saw it join the ranks of Indy 500 pace car and also take a lead role in the James Bond flick “Goldfinger.” Steve McQueen ensured the pony car’s spot in movie history when he did “Bullitt” in 1968 (that was a 390 GT model; in 2001, the first Bullitt GT model came on the scene).
Below you will see just how much the Mustang has evolved over the years:
While the first official day of spring doesn’t necessarily feel like it for most of the U.S., we know that spring lies ahead. For many of us, the change of season means we’re preparing to spend more time outside and likely more time in our Ford vehicles, and even more when the summer months come! So, we’ve put together Ford style tips to help get you in the mood to be sprung for spring!
1. Escape the clutter: What is it about spring being synonymous with cleaning? Well, if you can’t beat it, join it! Take this time to clean out and organize your vehicle. Wadded up fast-food wrappers or other trash thrown in the backseat? Toss it for good. Coins deposited in all the cupholders? Organize them and keep them in one place. And do you really need three sweatshirts in the backseat for just-in-case scenarios? Time to clean out the garage too while you’re at it. We’re just sayin’.
2. Maintenance is your super duty: Did you park/store your Ford for the winter? Time to get it raring to go again. Even if you didn’t park it for the winter, maintenance still pertains; make spring the time of year to always do some basic maintenance, such as checking the fluids, replacing window wiper blades, checking the engine coolant and ensuring your tires are properly inflated.
3. Focus on a wash and wax: Winter is the time that all sorts of gross gunk can accumulate since some people don’t visit the car wash that often, from dirt to road salt and brake dust. Head to the car wash, or even better, get outside and do the deed yourself!
4. Go on an Expedition: We spend far too much time indoors in the winter; time to plan a road trip! Maybe it’s a weekend adventure, or simply a day-long getaway. See the world’s biggest this or smallest that, or simple become an explorer in a part of town you’ve always wanted to see. Or just drive your Ford vehicle to the mountains and go for a hike! Embrace The Great Outdoors. And whatever you decide to do, be sure to post a photo of you and your Ford right here at Ford Social!
5. Fiesta now, no more siesta! We’ve been known to get a little lazier in the winter – it’s cold, so we hibernate and want to just curl up on the couch and stay warm. But now that the world around us is defrosting, we’re looking forward to doing more activities. How about you? Itching to get into the outdoors? Attend car shows? Tell us your spring plans!
Tellem, Tori. “Ford Social: Spring into Action With Your Ford!” Ford Social RSS. Ford Motor Company, 20 Mar. 2013. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.