Study Shows Electric Trucks Cut More Greenhouse Emissions

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If you’re concerned with the future of our planet, you’re probably doing your part to cut your carbon footprint. A new study from researchers at Ford and the University of Michigan finds that upgrading to electric trucks like the F-150 Lightning is a great way to cut emissions and make tomorrow greener.

U-M and Ford researchers found that replacing your internal-combustion-engine truck with a battery-electric pickup will cut the equivalent emissions of 74 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the vehicle’s lifetime. Spread that out over the more than 200,000 drivers who have reserved the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, and we’re talking about a huge difference for our planet.

According to Max Woody, a research specialist at the Center for Sustainable Systems and one of the authors of the study, the savings per truck is significantly higher than other vehicle classes. Replacing a sedan with an EV saves up to 45 metric tons of CO2 equivalent over the vehicle’s lifetime, and replacing an SUV saves 56 metric tons.

“This study can help us to understand the potential impact of electrification from an emissions-reduction perspective, particularly as we introduce new electric vehicles, and how we can continue to accelerate our progress towards carbon neutrality. We’re proud to partner with U-M in this critical work,” said Cynthia Williams, global director of sustainability, homologation, and compliance at Ford.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is here, and it’s a true wonder of innovation. Not only does this zero-emissions truck return up to 320 miles of EPA-estimated range, but it also delivers the power, capability, and toughness you expect from Ford.

If you’re interested in going electric, whether it be with the F-150 Lightning or the new Mustang Mach-E, contact the experts at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[1] Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

Smart Tech Aids 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Towing

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The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can do it all — including big-time towing. If you’re still on the fence about whether an electric F-150 Lightning can do the job when you need it, Ford equips it with technology to ensure you can keep going without issues.

Long-distance towing in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning comes naturally thanks to three features: Intelligent Range, FordPass™ Power My Trip, and Onboard Scales. These technologies work together to figure out how much weight your truck is trailering up to 10,000 pounds and determine how much real-world range your battery offers.

When you set a course, FordPass™ Power My Trip maps a route that includes stops at nearby charge points if you need to add extra range. Recharging is easy, too, thanks to the Ford BlueOval™ Charge Network, which includes more than 7,300 DC fast chargers.

“By giving customers the most accurate range assessments possible and the charge tools they need to tow reliably, we believe they’ll move past the myths about towing with an electric truck and embrace the value-added benefits F-150 Lightning provides,” said Ford F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang. “As they get accustomed to how Intelligent Range and Power My Trip work, they’ll naturally adjust their routines — whether that’s stopping for lunch and a DC fast charge or finding a route that simplifies their drive.”

Ford is making it incredibly easy — and appealing — to go all-electric. Want to learn how you can get your hands on a red-hot 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning? Contact the experts at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ford Bronco, Maverick Earn 2022 NACTOY Awards

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For the second year in a row, Ford dominated the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year™ awards. The 2022 Ford Maverick and Bronco earned top NACTOY honors, taking home the titles of Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively.

Last year, Ford also ran these categories with the F-150 taking the top prize for pickups and Mustang Mach-E scoring the award for utility vehicles. Thanks to two of the hottest new Ford vehicles available today, Ford repeats an impressive feat and makes it look easy.

The 2022 Ford Maverick was a natural choice for North American Truck of the Year. It’s available at an impressive starting price, it’s the first truck to offer a standard hybrid engine, and it’s Built Ford Tough®. The Maverick is the kind of truck that even appeals to folks who have never owned a pickup before.

And, of course, the long-awaited and much-hyped Ford Bronco delivers by taking home 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. The revived and revamped Bronco is incredibly off-road-ready thanks to standard 4×4 capabilities, two powerful engines, and a whole lot of options for customization. And things are only getting better this year with the launch of the Bronco Raptor and Bronco Everglades.

Want to see for yourself why the Bronco and Maverick earned Ford back-to-back double NACTOY honors? Check out our selection of new Ford Bronco SUVs and Ford Maverick trucks, then visit Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when you’re ready to go for a spin.

Ford Bronco Sport First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastic Component

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Did you know that the new Ford Bronco Sport is the first vehicle in the world to use recycled ocean plastic for parts? The awesome off-road SUV boasts wiring harness clips made from discarded plastic fishing nets, helping reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.

“This is another example of Ford leading the charge on sustainability,” said Jim Buczkowski, vice president of research and Henry Ford technical fellow. “It is a strong example of circular economy, and while these clips are small, they are an important first step in our explorations to use recycled ocean plastics for additional parts in the future.”

The process of making the clips is quite a journey. First, partner DSM Engineering Materials fishes discarded nets from the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. This plastic waste is cleaned, dried, and turned into small pellets. The pellets are sent to supplier HellermannTyton so that they can be molded into the wiring harness clips.

These clips are then attached to the second-row seats to keep the wires for the SUV’s side-curtain airbags in place. It’s a relatively small part, but it’s a big leap for sustainability.

Ford released the Bronco Sport last year, and it’s been a smash hit ever since. If you love adventure and excitement—even in something like a grocery store run — check out the new Ford Bronco Sport at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2022 Ford Mustang Gets Sleek with New Stealth Edition

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2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the Ford Mustang with the launch of several new special editions. One of the coolest by far is the first-ever Stealth Edition Appearance Package, available for the 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® Premium.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition lives up to its name with stylish black accents that add an aggressive, almost mysterious element. That includes cool-looking 19-inch Ebony Black wheels, a black performance rear wing, and a black pony badge at the center of the car’s iconic grille. You also get the same awesome clear tri-bar taillamps that you’ll find on the Ice White Edition.

“The black accents really give the car a whole new persona, sinister and sporty all at once,” said Ford Mustang Brand Manager Jim Owens. “Naturally, the package needed the right name. Stealth Edition says it all.”

The 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® Premium is a great pony car on its own thanks to its 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®. When you add the Stealth Edition Appearance Package, you make it even clearer that you mean business when it comes to having fun.

In addition to the Stealth Edition Appearance Package, the 2022 Ford Mustang receives a new Coastal Limited Edition, Ice White Edition, and a Heritage Edition for the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500. Wanna learn more? Contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’ll have all things Mustang ready to roll out when the 2022 pony car arrives next year.

New 2022 Ford Expedition Arriving Soon at Shults Ford Harmarville

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Ford is bringing its A-game with the new and improved 2022 Expedition. Arriving at Shults Ford Harmarville early next year, the latest Expedition offers an awesome new trim as well as several tech upgrades.

One of the most exciting new options with the 2022 Ford Expedition is the first-ever Timberline trim. The most off-road-capable Expedition ever built, the Timberline offers a best-in-class ground clearance of 10.6 inches[1] and a high-output 440-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. Add in unique styling elements like 18-inch high-gloss black-painted wheels and Deep Tangerine stitching throughout the cabin and you’ve got a full-size SUV that talks the talk and walks the walk.  

The 2022 Ford Expedition is also the latest SUV in the lineup to add SYNC® 4 as the standard infotainment system. If you want the latest and most advanced tech, opt up to the SYNC® 4A and its largest-in-class 15.5-inch portrait touch screen. Both systems offer must-have upgrades like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and Ford Power-Up wireless updates.

And on top of all this, the Expedition Platinum becomes the latest vehicle from Ford to offer BlueCruise. This groundbreaking hands-free driving system works on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways across North America, letting you enjoy the ride with your hands off the steering wheel.

The new 2022 Ford Expedition will be available at Shults Ford Harmarville early next year. To learn more about how you can make this SUV yours, give us a call or send an email.

[1] Available 10.6 inches on Timberline trim. Class is Non-Premium Large Traditional Utility. 

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Named Coolest Car for Dads

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This past Father’s Day, Kelley Blue Book put together a list of the coolest vehicles for cool dads. At the top of the list of the 10 Coolest Father’s Day Cars Under $30,000 is none other than the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport — one of the coolest rides around today, bar none.

KBB.com’s Matt DeLorenzo says that the Ford Bronco is ideal if “your dad is rugged but doesn’t need a hardcore off-roader.” But don’t let this have you go thinking that the Bronco Sport can’t get down and double dirty. It boasts standard 4×4 capability and a H.O.S.S. suspension, which means it’s more than up for whatever challenge you put in its path.

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a dynamic choice for volleying between driving around Pittsburgh and hitting the trails, offering city-friendly proportions and all-terrain durability. Add that to an iconic, classic style that stands out and a heaping helping of cutting-edge tech, and you’ve got an SUV that’s ideal for any adventure.

Whether you’re a father yourself with kids who you want to share adventures with or looking to give back to your father or father figure for all they’ve done for you, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport fits the bill. Check out this family-friendly, adventure-ready SUV at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ford, State Farm Want to Help You Save Money on Insurance

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Ford and State Farm teamed up to show the impact that driver-assist technology has on car insurance costs. The duo teamed up to exchange information over the past year that led to a 20 percent savings on rates for drivers with advanced driver-assistance systems.

By giving State Farm access to its Vehicle Build Data tool, the insurance provider was able to see how vehicles equipped with ADAS technologies tend to have fewer and less severe claims. State Farm then passed savings onto those drivers by lowering their rates.

“We’re finding solutions for the future by grounding everything in data, research and insights,” said State Farm Vice President of Operations Craig Isaacs. “What’s unique about this project is we’re not just looking at the make and model of a vehicle, but ultimately to the individual safety features on each vehicle.”

Ford strives to keep drivers safer with the new Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of technologies. Including features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is standard and available on a range of vehicles including the all-new F-150, Bronco Sport, and Mustang Mach-E.

Ford and State Farm will continue to expand its pilot for the insurance company’s customers who drive 2010 or newer Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicles. If you want a new vehicle that works hard to keep you safer, check out the great selection of vehicles available at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

VIN 001 Ford Bronco, Mustang Mach 1 Raise $1.5M for Charity at Auction

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Earlier this spring, Ford trotted out the most exclusive versions of its hottest new vehicles for a pair of great causes. The VIN 001 Ford Bronco and Mustang Mach 1 went up on the block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale Arizona. When the hammers fell, the duo commanded a whopping $1,575,000 — all of which went to charity.

The first production version of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sold for $500,000 on the first night of the 021 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale. That half-million-dollar haul went to JDRF, the longtime Ford partner whose goal is finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Ford and JDRF have worked together for 35 years, and Ford has raised more than $70 million for the cause.

On Saturday, the rights to the VIN 001 2021 Ford Bronco were up for grabs. There was plenty of action among bidders, and when all was said and done, a certain lucky someone dropped $1 million on the first Ford Bronco two-door to roll off an assembly line in 25 years. All of that money will support the Bronco Wild Fund, which Ford hopes will raise $5 million for important environmental causes.  

If you missed your chance to get the VIN 001 Ford Bronco two-door or Mustang Mach 1, fear not. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is arriving at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And the wait for the 2021 Ford Bronco is nearly at an end — it should begin arriving in our showroom this summer.

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is KBB’s Coolest Car Under $30K

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Every year, Kelley Blue Book puts together a list of the vehicles it deems the coolest thing since sliced bread. This year, the choice for No. 1 on the list of KBB’s Coolest Cars Under $30,000 couldn’t be anything but the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

It should come as little surprise that a big reason the Bronco Sport topped this year’s list was its substantial capabilities. With standard 4×4 and a Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™, the Bronco Sport never has to get ready for adventure; it’s built into its DNA. That kind of eagerness for excitement — on top of a presentation that just flat out looks cool — put the Bronco Sport squarely atop KBB’s list.

“If you like to camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside, the Bronco Sport is one of the coolest ways to get there,” KBB writes.

And that is most certainly the truth. Every Bronco Sport can also be upgraded with a range of accessories that enhance its style and its capabilities. With available options like a Yakima® Skyrise HD tent and Yakima® Slim Shady awning, the Bronco Sport is the perfect companion for your next camping trip.

But the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport isn’t just cool because it can get out there and perform in the wild. It’s every bit as cool in the concrete jungle, delivering the style, comfort, and versatility drivers in Pittsburgh expect from Ford.

The all-new, all-cool Ford Bronco Sport is available now at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment at our beautiful showroom and see why the Ford Bronco Sport is KBB’s choice for Coolest Car Under $30K.

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