Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day> Ford pinches its 'greenest' car yet

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Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day> Ford pinches its 'greenest' car yet

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/drive/article/ford-launches-its-greenest-car-yet
Ford launches its ‘greenest’ car yet
March 18, 2017  ICYMI

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The 2018 Focus Electric in outrageous green metallic. — Ford Motor Company/AFP pic
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CHICAGO, March 18 — Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day Ford is rolling out an outrageous green metallic colour option for the 2018 Focus Electric.

The plug-in electric car comes with a 115-mile range between recharges and when connected to a DC fast-charging outlet can offer owners 75 miles of range after being plugged in for just 30 minutes.

However, in order to stay on trend — Pantone has declared “Greenery” Green the colour of 2017 — and in recognition of the popularity of Saint Patrick's Day in the US, Ford has decided to create a unique green exterior finish for the car.

“Outrageous green metallic is a unique shade, symbolising modern renewal and a reconnection with nature, then finished with a special tinted clear coat to give the colour depth and vibrancy,” said Barb Whalen, Ford colour and materials design manager.

And while it may seem gimmicky at first, if greener hues are going to grow in popularity, all car companies, not just Ford are going to need to add green options to their paint colour charts. Research shows that 35-40 per cent of US car buyers have actually decided against a car because they couldn't get it in the colour they really wanted. — AFP-Relaxnews
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http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/17/14960186/ford-focus-electric-green-color-pantone
This electric Ford may be the greenest EV you can buy
March 17, 2017  If you’re the type of person who buys an electric car to show how “green” you are, this may be the electric car for you. It’s the 2018 Ford Focus …



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick
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http://wgno.com/2016/03/10/why-do-we-pinch-people-not-wearing-green-on-st-patricks-day/
Why do we pinch people not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day?
March 10, 2016 ... where the pinching tradition came from ... The first answer is on St. Patrick's Day, you're supposed to wear green to remember and honor Ireland.  If you're not wearing green, you get pinched as a way to say shame on you," ... The next reason ... "Its an American tradition that dates back to the 1700's.  Apparently, leprechauns can't be seen.  They're mischievous, so people pinch you to remind you that if you're not wearing green, you'll get pinched by a leprechaun." ...




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