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Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

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Motoring giant announces plan to install energy-efficient lighting at all its manufacturing facilities, slashing energy bills and emissions by around 70 per cent

30 Sep 2014

How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

IoT case study reducing water leaks by smart pressure management

The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Ford accelerates electric car charging network for staff

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Company to roll out GE chargers at almost 60 facilities in bid to grow low-emissions market

24 Mar 2014

Ford debuts C-MAX Solar Energi concept car

Auto giant unveils "sun-powered" car with integrated rooftop solar panel

03 Jan 2014

Ford and Microsoft among $1bn green bond investors

Second bond launched by World Bank-backed International Finance Corporation to fund climate smart projects is heavily over-subscribed

08 Nov 2013

Drivers to lose out as EU auto carbon targets blocked

Automakers say failure of EU to agree 95g CO2/km target creates unwelcome uncertainty after UK backs Germany's bid for delay to new standards

15 Oct 2013

Ford fits charge points to spark electric vehicle uptake

Company set to install 200 chargers across US facilities over the coming year

18 Sep 2013

Ford adds rice to F-150 truck mix

New version of iconic pick-up incorporates rice hulls in manufacturing, alongside soybeans and a host of recycled materials

09 Aug 2013

UK charge point rollout targets hospitals and stations

Government awards funding to councils, public sector organisations, and train companies to install public chargers under £37m scheme

01 Aug 2013

Ford puts the brake on carbon emissions

Auto giant has reduced cut CO2 emissions per vehicle by 37 per cent since 2000, while lowering energy and water consumption

14 Jun 2013

Ford drives first European Electric Focus cars off the production line

Saarlouis plant in Germany will be able to produce electric and internal combustion engine vehicles from the same line

13 Jun 2013

Ford brushes up green credentials with advanced painting process

More plants set to install 3-Wet process that Ford says reduces CO2 emissions by up to 25 per cent and slashes painting time

04 Apr 2013

Ford puts the brakes on water use with 8.5 per cent cut

Monitoring progammes and new technology have helped the company cut overall water use by 62 per cent since 2000

22 Mar 2013

Case Study: Ford puts climate science in the driving seat

Will Nichols discovers how the automaker's mix of vehicles is shaped by its emissions targets

11 Mar 2013

Ford to accelerate waste reduction effort

Carmaker plans a global 40 per cent cut in waste sent to landfill per vehicle produced by 2016

28 Feb 2013

Ford app sparks up chargepoint locations

New app locating rechargers in the US to drive electric vehicle charge up, as UK-based Source East expands free charge point offer

08 Feb 2013

Ford, Nissan and Daimler vow to create 'affordable' fuel cell cars

Partnership could deliver new models by 2017 as Toyota and Nissan strengthen fuel cell sports car plan

29 Jan 2013

Green car demand strengthens despite weak economic climate

Fuel-efficiency a major factor as survey reveals 35 per cent of Europeans would pay more for an environmentally-friendly car

10 Jan 2013

Ford and Whirlpool join forces to create super efficient smart home

Companies claims emerging smart technologies could save power equivalent to that used by 32 million homes

09 Jan 2013

GE places mega-order for Ford plug-in hybrid

General Electric purchases 2,000 C-Max Energi hybrids as part of efforts to green engineering giant's fleet

21 Nov 2012

Ford and Schneider offer electric car chargers across Europe

Companies team up to deliver devices for homes and businesses capable of recharging vehicles in three hours

28 Sep 2012

Ford cuts rare earth consumption with new hybrid system

Company says replacing nickel-metal-hydride batteries with lithium-ion alternatives will cut costs 30 per cent and boost fuel efficiency

17 Sep 2012

Ford Focus Electric: Staying cool on the hottest day of the year

Jessica Shankleman test drives two low-emissions Focuses in the Oxford to London Eco Rally

21 Aug 2012

Ford 'hits the gas' to roll out five electric cars

Auto giant brings battery-testing capabilities in-house in a bid to speed up electric vehicle production

16 Aug 2012

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