Ford triples number of dealers to sell plug-in hybrid vehicles

FoMoCo has announced that it has tripled the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in hybrid vehicles including the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid that is on sale now.

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“In total, 900 dealers are either certified or enrolled for certification, nearly triple Ford’s initial plans for about 350 certified dealers by early 2013,” Ford said in a statement.

“Ford’s strategy to deliver the power of choice for leading fuel economy across our lineup seems very well timed as our customers and dealers are showing significant interest in vehicles such as the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid,” says C.J. O’Donnell, Ford Electrified Vehicle Marketing manager. “C-MAX Energi joins C-MAX Hybrid to help Ford take on Prius for the first time, with great early signs as the hybrid outsold Prius v in its first full month of sales in October.”

By early 2013, Ford will be the first automaker to sell three plug-in electrified vehicles when the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid arrives. In total, Ford is launching five new electrified vehicles.

– By: Omar Rana