Environmental Stewardship

10,000 Ford Volunteers Unite For Their Communities During Eighth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 9, 2013 – About 10,000 members of the Ford Volunteer Corps are joining together to tackle more than 200 projects on six continents during the eighth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.

The Ford Volunteer Corps is out in force from China to Australia and from Europe to the Americas in mid-September. Ford Global Week of Caring is the highlight of a year-round global campaign to flex the volunteer muscle of Ford employees, retirees and dealers.

Ford boosting production of smallest EcoBoost engine

DEARBORN, MI- Ford Motor Co. is boosting production of its smallest EcoBoost engine, which will be offered domestically later this year.

The Dearborn-based automaker Thursday announced it is doubling the output of the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to more than 1,000 engines a day at its engine plant in Cologne, Germany. This will increase projected production capacity this year to 165,000 engines from 100,000 engines, and to 200,000 engines in 2014.

General Motors Invests $500K To Improve Arlington Assembly Plant

General Motors is investing more than $500 million to improve its Arlington assembly plant, which means more jobs are on the way. GM is dedicating $200 million to a stamping facility that will press out components of the company’s upcoming line of new full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban, GMC Yukon & Cadillac Escalade.

General Motors Flint Assembly, Flint Engine honored by EPA for energy savings at plants

FLINT, MI – Dozens of Flint Assembly and Flint Engine Operations employees were on hand on the floor of Flint Assembly Wednesday, Aug. 21, as General Motors North America Manufacturing Vice President Gerald Johnson recognized the two plants for reducing their energy use.

Flint Assembly and Engine plants were two of 63 GM facilities to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cutting energy use to meet the EPA’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry.

The 2014 Ford F-150 gets compressed natural gas option

Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles don't get quite as much attention as flashier battery electrics, fuel cell cars and plug-in hybrids, but they are a compelling alternative-fuel option that is available right now. They become even more compelling when they offer dual fuel capabilities. Ford has equipped the 2014 F-150 with such capabilities, calling it the only half-ton pickup truck of its kind.

The F-150, which will launch in the fall (Northern Hemisphere), becomes Ford's eighth vehicle to offer dual-fuel CNG/liquid gas capabilities for buyers that choose the gaseous-fuel prep option on the 3.7-liter V6 engine. The option equips the truck to run on both liquified petroleum gasoline and compressed natural gas through separate fueling systems, using hardware that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings.