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GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  June 24, 2016

Ford reports 2.4% cut in CO2 emissions per vehicle, targets 30% reduction by 2025

Ford Motor Co. reduced carbon emissions from its global operations by 2.4% per vehicle produced in 2014 compared to 2013, 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, Ford is targeting a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2025 on a per-vehicle basis, 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.

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