Marcotte Ford Named Leading Dealer of Ford's Energi Vehicles in Massachusetts

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Marcotte Ford sells more earth-friendly Ford Energi vehicles than any other Massachusetts Ford dealer, according to state records.

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"Our dealership sells or leases about a dozen Energi brand vehicles per month," said Mike Marcotte, President of Marcotte Ford.

Marcotte Ford announces that they are the number one Ford Energi Dealership in Massachusetts for Energi vehicles sold or leased under the Ford brand. This includes the Fusion Energi, Focus Electric, and C-Max Energi.

In-state residents who purchase or lease these vehicles can receive a $1,500 upfront rebate for Energi vehicles and up to $2,500 for electric vehicles from the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. In conducting the program, MOR-EV also maintains statewide records about the adoption and use of such vehicles. These statistics identify Marcotte Ford as selling the most Ford Energi vehicles in the state. In addition to the MOR-EV rebate, these vehicles are also eligible for state tax benefits to Massachusetts residents.

"Our dealership sells or leases about a dozen Energi brand vehicles per month," said Mike Marcotte, President of Marcotte Ford. "As a third generation Ford dealer with more than 50 years in the Holyoke community, I'm especially proud to be the number one seller of these eco-friendly cars among my statewide peers."

Marcotte adds that Energi vehicles have the potential to use no gasoline for low-speed, in-town driving with a 20-mile range on a single overnight charge. A typical seven-hour charge can be quickened using a 2.5-hour high-speed charger found in nearby public places, like the Holyoke Mall, or specially installed in one's home. Typical travel distance on a single gasoline fill-up is over a thousand miles in conjunction with work or home battery charging. An average 100 miles per gallon is possible under this arrangement.

Marcotte Ford says that Energi vehicles have lower maintenance costs than traditional gasoline-only cars. The Ford dealer employs specially trained Energi vehicle technicians for regular maintenance and repairs. Oil changes are fewer and brake pads receive less wear due to a newly developed Ford braking feature called hydraulic power assist. When the driver depresses the brake pedal, the vehicle's kinetic energy powers a special pump that helps slow it to a stop. At the same time, the car's kinetic energy, or momentum, is regenerated into electricity that recharges the onboard battery.

Marcotte Ford is located at 1025 Main St. in Holyoke, MA 01040. The dealership can be contacted at (413) 536-1900 or http://marcotteford.com/.

Marcotte Ford is a third generation family business and Ford dealer serving Holyoke and Western Massachusetts with vehicles including the latest environmental, infotainment, and road performance technologies. They have an inventory of new and certified used vehicles, OEM parts, and commercial cargo vans and trucks. The dealership includes a comprehensive service center for routine maintenance and repairs that is open Monday - Thursday 6am - Midnight, Friday 6am - 5pm, and Saturday 7:30am - 1 pm.

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