GHG Emissions, Industrial - June 24, 2016
Ford reports 2.4% cut in CO2 emissions per vehicle, targets 30% reduction by 2025
, according to the automobile manufacturer's recent sustainability report.
As the automobile manufacturer's activities relate directly climate change — globally, light-duty trucks and passenger vehicles contributed about 12% of all fossil fuel CO2 emissions in 2011 — 2014/2015 sustainability report outlined its science-based strategy for reducing emissions as well as its goals and progress.
Among its already achieved progress, the company also listed:
- Increased combined car and truck fleet-average fuel economy by 2% in 2014, compared with 2013 in the U.S.
- Sold 5 million vehicles with fuel-efficient, EcoBoost engine technology across global markets.
- Ford plug-in electric vehicles — the Focus Electric battery electric vehicle, or BEV, and Fusion Energi and C‑MAX Energi plug-in electric vehicles, or PHEVs — have been driven approximately 361 million electricity-powered miles, which Ford says resulted in a reduction of approximately 27 million kg of CO2 compared to gasoline-powered driving as of late April 2015.
Going forward,, and expects to reduce average energy consumed per vehicle by 25% from 2011 to 2016 globally.
Ford's goals include specific CO2 reduction targets for each of its regional fleet vehicles. The company wrote: "Across our global portfolio of products, we will improve fuel economy and introduce alternative-fuel vehicles to reduce GHG emissions consistent with doing our part for climate stabilization – even taking into account sales growth."
The full report is available here.