Electric cars are booming across the entire automobile industry. We are seeing that more people want environmentally-friendly vehicles that will save them money at the gas pump. No longer are the days where electric cars are unattainable by the average family. Electric cars have been improved to offer more competitive features, range, charging options, and pricing. As a top electric car dealer in Albany, we have the inventory of electric cars you're looking for. Whether it's just a commuting car to save money or you're looking for an electric car for the whole family, we have you covered. DePaula Ford is your trusted dealership for electric cars, and we'll show you why. A major reason you can trust us is that Ford makes the top electric cars on the market, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E. There's a lot to learn about the Ford electric cars, and we hope you'll go with us on the journey.
At DePaula Ford, we've been helping Albany drivers with their new and used Ford vehicle purchases for many years now. It's only natural to extend our services into Ford electric vehicles. We are quickly becoming experts on each Ford electric model so that we can provide you the same level of customer service you expect from us at DePaula Ford.
We know we aren't the only electric car dealer in Albany, so why should you choose DePaula Ford? The answer is simple; we honor you as the customer first and foremost. Our philosophy at DePaula Ford is to build long-term relationships with our customers. This means we don't just wave goodbye as you drive off in your new or used Ford. We invite you back to our certified service center so we can help keep your Ford in the best shape, and we are here for you when it finally comes time to upgrade to a newer car.
Our inventory is always growing at DePaula Ford, with hundreds of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from. We also offer a variety of pre-owned vehicles that will satisfy any need. No matter if you're looking for an electric car or gasoline car, we are sure we have what you're looking for. As an added bonus, we want to buy your current car! This is what makes us stand out from the rest because whether you purchase from us or not, we will give you a complimentary offer on your car. It's just one of the many ways we put you first!
Every day we work to put ourselves in our customers' shoes and treat them the way we would want to be treated. That goes from our sales team, to our finance staff, to our service center. Everyone you work with at DePaula Ford has the goal of getting you into the Ford vehicle of your dreams and ensuring that it makes sense for your budget and daily needs. We find joy in helping customers find the right car for their lives, and we are honored to be on your journey.
For those who are new to Ford vehicles, you are in for a treat. Ford has been around since 1903 and has revolutionized the automobile industry several times over the course of its history. Over the decades, Ford has launched dozens of vehicles and today offers a thriving inventory of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Ford's SUVs range from small five-passenger models, like the Ford Ecosport, to full-size eight-passenger vehicles, like the Ford Expedition. But probably what Ford is most known for is its powerful F-150 pickup truck that's won countless awards over the years and is the best-selling vehicle in America.
Ford designs vehicles that make sense for every walk of life and almost any budget. A busy contractor and a stay-at-home mom of three can both find satisfaction with Ford vehicles. Ford vehicles make sense for everyone because they are safe, technologically advanced, and reliable for many years. It's everything you could want from a vehicle!
In addition to all of the incredible features that Ford vehicles offer, they are also award-winning. The 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E were both named the 2021 North American Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year for their classes. Each year Ford vehicles win JD Power awards for quality, dependability, and performance. Kelley Blue Book has also named Ford vehicles as Best Buys year after year.
More recently, Ford has expanded their vehicle lineup to include seven hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric models. These include your favorite Ford vehicles like the F-150 and Explorer, but with hybrid or plug-in hybrid options. They also include all-electric designs like the Mustang Mach-E as Ford steps up the game for electric vehicles.
It started with an auto race. Young Henry Ford, who had made a number of attempts at starting a car business with such inventions as the Quadricycle, built a 26 horsepower race car he called the Sweepstakes and won a ten-lap race in 1901. Ford took the winnings and started a car company, seeing that the future was in selling cars, not racing them.
By 1908, the Ford Motor Company was on its way, with plants in Michigan and Canada and car sales all the way to Paris, France. Ford also introduced its iconic Model T, which it would continue to manufacture until 1927, making it one of the most successful models of any make in automotive history. Ford trucks soon followed in 1917, coinciding with the opening of Ford's River Rouge plant.
Ford has always been about innovation. So many industry processes we take for granted started with Ford. The integrated moving assembly line was introduced by Ford in 1913, reducing the time it took to build a car from 12 hours to just 90 minutes. Instead of the workers moving to the cars, Ford employees would stay at their stations as the car came to them. Other innovations soon followed, like the first commercially successful V8 gas engine for better performance, soy foam seats for greater comfort, and aluminum truck bodies for light and sturdy construction. Ford even instituted a $5 workday in 1914 (twice what competitors were paying), moving towards such modern concepts as living wages, profit sharing, and better employee motivation and morale.
The company also grew, acquiring the luxury Lincoln Motor Company in 1922 and introducing the Mercury line of middle-priced automobiles in 1938. This placed Ford in a better position to compete against the other industry giant, General Motors, which had started and acquired a number of different brands, each focused on a different market segment. However, just as the competition was heating up, so did the situation in the world with the outbreak of the Second World War. When America called on Ford to help with the war effort, the company stepped up, producing planes, tanks, trucks, and Jeeps for the US military and those of the other Allied Powers. The last civilian passenger car rolled off the River Rouge assembly line in 1941, and it would be four long years before Ford returned to civilian auto production.
After World War II, Ford shifted to the production of consumer vehicles like the F-Series pickup truck, the Thunderbird sports car, and the Mustang muscle car. The F-Series pickup quickly became the benchmark by which all other pickup trucks were judged. As for the Thunderbird and Mustang, they would become icons immortalized in songs by such artists as the Beach Boys and Wilson Pickett. These Ford cars from the '50s and '60s are now sought-after collector's items. In 1990, Ford would help launch the ongoing love affair between Americans and SUVs with models such as the Explorer and the Bronco.
Throughout this time, Ford showed its dedication to passenger safety. In 1954, Ford began crash testing its cars long before any Federal mandates. The company followed this up in 1970 by making three-point self-retracting and adjusting safety belts standard on its cars. This commitment to safety continues today with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of active driver assistance technologies.
Today, Ford continues to innovate with electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E, the E-Transit cargo van, and the F-150 Lightning, an all-electric full-size pickup truck. Building on a storied past, Ford is ready to take on a very bright future.
This innovative all-electric SUV will change the way you look at electric cars. It combines the best of both worlds to give you a high-performance vehicle with the flexibility of an SUV and zero emissions because of its all-electric design. That's just a taste of what the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can provide. Besides its impeccable engineering, the Mustang Mach-E provides endless opportunities.
For charging and range, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the best. With a range of up to 305 miles with the extended-range battery, you can truly live your life without wondering about your next charge. When it is time to charge, Ford makes it easy to charge efficiently at home with a standard 120V or 240V outlet. Public charging is rapidly expanding, with over 13,500 charging stations. Your 2021 Mustang Mach-E can even route you to the nearest public charging station.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has all the performance you would expect from a Mustang, with up to 480 horsepower and a 0-60 time of as little as 3.5 seconds. You can get all of the performance you want and still have ample space for five passengers and plenty of cargo storage. For a family that has an evolving life, the Mustang Mach-E can work with you. You can even store items in the front trunk!
Ford also used this opportunity to debut top-of-the-line technology in the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. The ultra-premium 15.5-inch touchscreen works beautifully with the all-new SYNC 4A interface. Further, the Mach-E is even available with Ford's hands-free Active Drive Assist on every trim. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is truly driving in the future, and the time is now to get on board!
Few things are faster than lightning, and no other pickup truck can match the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, with 0-60 mph acceleration in the mid-4-second range. The F-150 Lightning is the first all-electric pickup truck in Ford's storied truck lineup. It's also one of the very first commercially available all-electric pickup trucks. Not only is the F-150 Lightning fast, but it is also efficient and durable, with some incredible capabilities that may surprise you.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning comes standard four-wheel drive, with a battery located under the truck's chassis powering two electric motors, one for each axle. You get a choice of a standard range lithium-ion battery that can get you an estimated 230 miles of range on a single charge or an extended range lithium-ion battery that delivers up to an estimated 300 miles of range. Ford has shielded the lithium-ion battery in a unique exo-structure with frame rails so you can take your F-150 Lightning off-road without worrying that you may damage your truck's battery. While both battery options provide an incredibly impressive 775 lb-ft of instant torque, the extended range battery delivers 563 horsepower while the standard range model provides 426 horsepower. This is why the F-150 Lightning is almost as fast as a thunderbolt.
Charging the F-150 Lightning is easy. Simply use the complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger to plug into a traditional 120V or 240V outlet, or go to one of many public charging station networks when you are out on the road. Ford has worked with the largest public charging networks in North America, so there is no need to worry if you need to go cross country in your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. What's more, if there is a power outage at your home and your Ford F-150 is plugged in, it will work like a mobile generator, reversing the current to charge your home off the truck's powerful lithium-ion battery. This is called Ford Intelligent Backup Power, and it will definitely come in handy if you suffer a blackout.
Ford has packed the latest technological innovations in the 2022 F-150 Lighting, giving you a truly cutting-edge vehicle. The standard SYNC 4A with an available 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen has not just one of the largest screens available on any vehicle; it also has some of the most capable software. It provides connected navigation with real-time updates to get you where you need to safely and efficiently. The voice-activated apps will allow you to access any programs you want without having to take your hands off the wheel or your attention from the road ahead of you. The SYNC 4A features cloud-based connectivity so that you will no longer need to hassle with wires for your smart devices, which sounds like a very smart solution indeed.
When it comes to capability, few full-size trucks can match the F-150 Lightning. The standard range battery model can tow up to 7,700 lbs while choosing the extended range battery boosts trailering capacity to an amazing 10,000 lbs. This will allow you to tow even your heaviest and bulkiest trailer, whether you plan on using your truck to tow equipment for work or a mobile home or boat for pleasure. In addition, the F-150 Lightning can carry up to 2,000 lbs of payload in its bed. If you want to keep cargo safe from the elements, the truck also provides 14.1 cubic feet of extra cargo space in its "frunk" – since the space under its hood that is no longer needed for the truck's engine, it has been converted to a locking, weatherproof cargo space.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning shows Ford's continuing commitment to innovation and creativity. With its combination of exceptional acceleration and convenient capability, the F-150 Lightning has set the mark for EV pickup trucks, building on a legacy begun by Ford over 75 years ago.