Fuel Expert Picks Ford Fusion Hybrid

By dancurranjr On May 19th, 2009

ford fusionWhen the Sokolis Group needed a new company car, they chose Ford for a host of reasons–including the fact that it offered the fuel management and fuel consulting company simply the best option on the planet.

Company president Glen Sokolis says, “We did a lot of research and found that the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best car in its class. We feel that by getting behind Ford’s great American name and great car, we’re presenting our own little stimulus package to help the American economy.”

Sokolis Group provides outsourced fuel management services to businesses large and small across the country that need help buying and managing their fuel costs, including building supply companies, the trucking industry and AAA.

The Ford Fusion hybrid is rated independently at 41 mpg, the highest fuel economy of any midsize sedan. That’s more than 700 miles on a tank of gas–and it can run on E85 ethanol as well as regular gasoline.

Fusion is also a very fine piece of workmanship, drawing accolades from independent industry reviewers: Car and Driver’s February 2009 issue rated the Fusion Hybrid ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Nissan Altima Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

Ford trainer Bob Cyran says, “The Fusion became a benchmark for quality in the Ford lineup even before the 2010 Fusion Hybrid appeared. J.D. Power and Consumer Reports both say it leads the midsize segment for quality and reliability, exceeding Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

“To have a fuel efficiency expert choose the Fusion hybrid is further confirmation of its attributes,” he added.

Commitment to the environment

The Sokolis Group has made what appears to be, at first glance, an uncommon partnership: it has wedded the business of fuel purchasing with a commitment to environmental causes and reducing its own and its customers’ “carbon footprint.”

“We are as worried about the economy as anyone, but we’re also determined to do everything we can within these difficult economic times to run as ‘green’ a business as possible–which a trip to our office or website, www.SokolisGroup.com, will show you,” says Sokolis. “We encourage the use of ethanol and other renewable fuels, as well as fuel economy in many forms, to save money and decrease our reliance on foreign oil. We buy carbon credits to offset our company’s carbon footprint, and we support the President’s plans for the future and the increase in efforts to create more green jobs in America.”

Sokolis Group recently served as advisor to a new fleet fuel card called 360FuelCard.com. Companies whose fleets of cars and trucks carry this fuel card receive fuel purchase benefits that include special services as well as fuel discounts and fuel rebates. In addition, 360FuelCard.com purchases carbon credits that help reduce each company’s overall carbon footprint by offsetting the fuel their fleets consume.

SOURCE: MarketWatch

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