Friday, March 2, 2012

National Contract for Alternative Fuel Passenger Cars and SUVs Awarded to Local Dealership

The National Joint Powers Alliance is a municipal contracting government agency that serves education and government agencies nationally through competitively bid and awarded contract purchasing solutions.  Over 35,000 member agencies enjoy the value and commitment of the world class NJPA awarded vendors. 
With gas prices on the rise many government agencies are also looking to reduce their fuel and operating costs with alternative fuel vehicles.  Gresham Ford Fleet is offering the Roush Clean Tech LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) conversion vehicles.  CNG is extremely clean burning fuel and significantly reduces CO, CO2 and NOx compared to its gasoline counterpart.  Since LPG also burns completely, with a 104 octane rating, there is less carbon build-up.  As a result spark plugs, exhaust system and oil changes are needed less frequently. 
The commercial truck market is comprised of many unique vocations and vehicle requirements.  One size does not fit all!  That's why Ford continues to collaborate with reliable and qualified vendors to deliver alternative fuel vehicles.  Ford maintains the Engine and Powertrain Limited Warranty (5 years or 60,000 miles, see dealer for complete details).   Ford has provided Flex Fuel E-85 compatible engine for over a decade but have introduced B20 capable biodiesel engine in the last few years.  The Electric Focus will also be released into the NW region late 2012.  Given the unique applications, this strategy by Ford provides the greatest flexibility of commercial applications with NO COMPROMISE.  .  Along with advancing greener powertrain alternatives such as EcoBoost, hybrid and battery electric vehicle technologies, Ford is taking a more sustainable approach to vehicle interiors. Newest applications include suede-like material created from recycled plastic pop bottles and seat fabrics – made with 100 percent post-consumer yarns – which are featured on the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKZ. 
As the first automotive dealer to earn certification through the City of Gresham's GREAT Business program, Gresham Ford has reviewed its own operations thoughtfully to maximize efficiency.  Gresham Ford is a full service Oregon Ford Dealership dedicated to serving its community.
Contact: Bess Wills, General Manager 503.665.0101 bess@greshamford.com