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  1. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven)  $3.67 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf  $3.71 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo
  2. I'll believe it when we see it! They had the opportunity to do a Mustang 4-door years ago after the Porsche Panamera was introduced. This thread is all countless speculation.
  3. Dealers have the option to subscribe to Ford's digital image program that generates photos, based on the VIN number, against a choice of several Ford based backgrounds.
  4. Passed a white Rivian R1S EV on the road this morning but only got a quick look at it.
  5. My dealership has 5 in stock. 2 - Big Bend 1 - Outer Banks 1 - Everglades 1 - Raptor
  6. The 2025 Lincoln Aviator Order Guide has been (v3) uploaded to the Dealer Order Guides section and should now download correctly.
  7. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven)  $3.69 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf  $3.75 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo
  8. The default priority code for retail orders is 19, requiring Dealers to manually assign a lower priority code (03-19). Leaving all retail orders at the same "19" default priority code causes all those retail orders to be treated equally, regardless of the order date. What happens is that the scheduling system schedules the order with the least commodity constraints, or those that it can make exceptions to. You're lucky that your OTD (Order to Delivery) time is only 3 months.
  9. That's a nice endorsement for Gary Yeomans Ford and how rewarding it can be for both the Dealer and customer when the customer is well treated, and that customer becomes a loyal customer!
  10. Ford Advances Training, Sustainability and Community Engagement as Blue Oval City Construction Progresses https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2024/05/14/ford-advances-training--sustainability-and-community-engagement-.html# Ford is prioritizing education, environmental protection and local investments to help ensure West Tennessee residents benefit from the growth BlueOval City will bring Ford to train West Tennessee residents for jobs at its Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center assembly plant and begin hiring hourly employees in 2025 to ensure employees are ready to support customer deliveries of its next-generation electric truck beginning in 2026 BlueOval City was designed with sustainability top of mind, and the company’s goal is for the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center assembly plant to be carbon neutral and use carbon-free electricity Ford formed the Equitable Growth Advisory Council in 2023, bringing together community leaders from across West Tennessee. The council is developing a comprehensive Good Neighbor Plan with investment priorities driven by resident feedback and will publish it in the coming weeks STANTON, Tenn., May 14, 2024 – Ford’s BlueOval City campus in Stanton, Tenn., is taking shape as robotic training cells, conveyors, paint spray booths and stamping press lines are installed at the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center assembly plant. As the work in the plant progresses, Ford is prioritizing education, environmental protection and local engagement to help ensure West Tennessee residents benefit from the growth BlueOval City will bring. “We have been humbled by the warm hospitality extended to us by our new neighbors in West Tennessee,” said Kel Kearns, plant manager, Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center at BlueOval City. “As the company that helped create the American middle class, we want residents in every community around the region to benefit as BlueOval City comes to life.” Ford plans to develop local talent for jobs at the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center through its BlueOval Learning initiative. Training will be comprehensive, with online, classroom and hands-on segments designed to prepare employees to operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment in their areas. The Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center will use the latest Ford manufacturing equipment, so employees will train on machine vision systems for robot guidance and quality assurance, automated pick-and-place material handling, sealer and adhesive dispensing systems and various automated mechanical joining technologies, among several other manufacturing processes. The company will begin hiring hourly employees in 2025 to ensure employees are on board and trained to support customer deliveries of the next-gen electric truck beginning in 2026. Prospective employees can meet with Ford representatives at the new Ford Tennessee Discovery Center in Brownsville, Tenn., once it opens later this year. Community members also will be welcome to experience advanced manufacturing through virtual reality simulations at the Discovery Center.
  11. Congratulations on doing business with a Dealer that knows the importance of manually setting retail order priority codes!
  12. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven)  $3.73 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf  $3.79 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo
  13. This morning's gas prices in Hamden, CT (New Haven)  $3.77 Regular (Cash) @ Gulf  $3.83 Regular (Cash) @ Citgo
  14. Ford EV Timetable for Europe Thrown Out Amid Weak Demand https://fordauthority.com/2024/05/ford-ev-timetable-for-europe-thrown-out-amid-weak-demand/ It wasn’t too terribly long ago that Ford was investing heavily in all-electric vehicles all across the globe, but its ambitions in Europe were even greater – in fact, the automaker planned to transition its entire passenger vehicle lineup to EVs in that region by 2030 or sooner. However, declining consumer demand has since prompted the automaker to scale back those plans in North America, delaying multiple models, expanding its hybrid offerings, and touting its diverse powertrain offerings in what amounts to a major pivot. In Europe, The Blue Oval is set to launch the all-new Ford Explorer EV this summer, but its electrified plans beyond it and another model riding on Volkswagen’s MEB platform remain a bit unclear, and the automaker could pivot to include a new, low-cost platform and perhaps even small cars. Now, somewhat unsurprisingly, Ford is altering its EV timeline in Europe amid weak demand, according to Financial Times. Europe’s Ford Model e head Martin Sander revealed that the automaker will no longer adhere to its 2030 goal in that region, noting that such a target is now “irrelevant” due to the fact that EV sales are currently trending “below expectations.” Sander added that the speed of the transition to EVs ultimately comes “down to the consumer,” adding that FoMoCo plans to focus on hybrids in the short term as part of its pivot. “Demand is behind our expectations now and we are not hitting our ambitious targets. Everyone is getting extremely nervous. It’s irrelevant if [the electric vehicle-only date] is going to be in 2030 or 2035. The trajectory is clear. We are committed to zero emissions . . . we just need to be reasonable about it and together find a way to manage to get to net zero in a profitable way,” Sander added.
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