2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 2

AFFORDABLE HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in Vancouver,…

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Ford C-Max Energi

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With 12 variations, the Ford Focus could almost be considered a brand all alone. From the variety of Focus sedans, hatchbacks, electrics, hybrids and even a performance version, there is nearly something for every driver application in the mid-size four-door configuration. We recently spent a week in the Ford C-Max…

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi Platinum Test Drive

“2017 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Electric Hybrid” Refreshed Fusion Energi adds Plush Platinum trim For a number of years, the Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid has been rated as one of the best plug-in hybrids available. That ranking could well become a thing of the past, as more and more manufacturers are producing entries in both…

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Francisco – Earlier this year we had a chance to drive the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport and experience the faster side of the Ford midsize sedan. We felt the Sport went to the head of its class with its good looks and the excellent performing 325-hp 2.7-liter twin turbo…

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi Platinum Test Drive

“2017 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Electric Hybrid” Refreshed Fusion Energi adds Plush Platinum trim For a number of years, the Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid has been rated as one of the best plug-in hybrids available. That ranking could well become a thing of the past, as more and more manufacturers are producing entries in both…

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Ford Fusion Energi

By Barbara Schaffer San Jose, Calif. – As a California expatriate who fled to the Northwest many years ago, I still find I need to go back on a regular basis to keep up with friends and family, but more important now, is my grandson playing football. I hadn’t seen him play yet, but was…

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Ford Fusion Energi Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer There seems to be a lot of Fusion going on at Ford. Since the latest generation of Ford’s best-selling sedan was totally redone from the ground up for 2013, Ford has made it available in eight different models including gasoline, hybrid and most recently plug-in hybrids. We recently spent some…

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Ford C-Max Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now. In the last few weeks, we’ve had a chance to drive the Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL, Ford C-Max Energi (a plug-in hybrid), Ford Focus Electric…

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