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Environmental Stewardship

Cars and trucks represent only 20 percent of America’s annual carbon emissions, yet automakers are the only industry committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions of new products by 30 percent in just five years. This reduction is the carbon equivalent of
eliminating 50 coal plants.

The EPA estimates that achieving this standard could cost automakers nearly $52 billion in research and development costs alone. Retooling, materials and manufacturing costs will also be substantial.

Already, automakers offer more than 150 new hybrids, all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. FCA US, Ford and GM alone are putting millions of flex fuel vehicles on the road each year.

Dec 22 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

One person's overtime funds another's turkey dinner under the UAW-Ford Boxes of Love Food Giveaway that will help feed 25,000 families over the holidays.

About $750,000 is being spent to help feed needy families in communities where Ford has facilities. The bulk of the food boxes — 17,000 — are being distributed in the metro Detroit area with a high concentration in Dearborn.

Dec 17 2014
Ford Media Center

Ford Motor Company wrapped up its fourth annual Coat & Jacket Drive by delivering more than 1,000 new and gently used coats, along with hats, scarves and gloves, to the Salvation Army.

The coats and other items were donated by local Ford employees and brought to the Salvation Army in two new Ford Transit vans. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to needy families in the Detroit area.

Nov 24 2014
Written by Mike Ramsey | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

 Ford Motor Co. said its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup mated with a new 2.7-liter, turbocharged V6 can achieve 22 mpg overall and 26 mpg on the highway, the best of any gasoline-fueled, full-size pickup available.

Ford revealed the EPA label ratings for the F-150 at an event in Dearborn, Mich. Friday. There are multiple variations of the truck, depending on engine, cab configuration and whether the truck is 2- or 4-wheel-drive. Each change creates a different fuel economy figure.

Nov 19 2014
Written by Nicolas Parasie | Posted on The Wall Street Journal

 Ford Motor Co. , one of the world’s largest car makers, will press ahead with developing more fuel-efficient vehicles even as lower oil prices make the strategic push less of an urgent matter, a senior company executive said Wednesday.

Nov 17 2014
Written by Greg Gardner | Posted on Detroit Free Press

By partnering with a group of North Dakota livestock ranchers, Chevrolet and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are creating incentives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

In a program to be launched today in Washington, D.C., Chevrolet is buying credits from owners of about 11,000 acres of grasslands in North Dakota that will remain in production while eliminating about 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide emission through a variety of conservation practices.