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Green Car Journal Names Mustang Mach-E & New F-150 2021 Green Vehicles of the Year

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The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and the all-new Ford F-150 have earned Green Car Journal’s 2021 Green Car of the Year and Green Truck of the Year awards.
 
“With the all-new Mustang Mach-E and F-150 with PowerBoost hybrid and Pro Power Onboard, we’re electrifying two of our most popular nameplates to give customers new capabilities and choices not possible without electrification,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. 
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Ford Recycles 1.2 Billion Plastic Bottles Each Year for Vehicle Parts

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When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? One answer: Ford vehicles.
 
Ford Motor Company is helping to play a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks.
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Ford Sustainability Efforts Recognized By CDP

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Water Security
Ford has received an A-grade from CDP for its water security efforts for the fourth consecutive year. Since 2000, Ford has worked to conserve water through its global water initiative. Consequently, it has reduced operational water use by 62.5 percent, saving 10.4 billion gallons of water. According to Ford, it is on track to achieve its goal of reducing water use by nearly three-fourths by 2020. Likewise, it’s on track to meet its long-term goal of using zero drinkable water in its vehicle manufacturing processes.
 
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Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Earns Top Green Vehicle Award for Pickups in 2017 AAA Green Car Guide

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  • 2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew has earned a Top Green Vehicle award in the pickup category from AAA Green Car Guide for its best-in-class gas fuel economy, roomy interior and handling
  • With a lighter yet stronger military-grade aluminum-alloy body paired with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 with Auto Start-Stop, the 2017 F-150 has a best-in-class EPA gas fuel economy rating of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined
  • F-Series vehicles remain the toughest, smartest, most capable Ford trucks ever; with more fuel efficiency innovations, F-Series has also earned best truck value from KBB...
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"Outrageous Green Metallic" New Exterior Color for 2018 Focus Electric

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Inspired by nature and renewal, fueled by research and trend insights, Ford introduces its new "Outrageous Green Metallic" color for the 2018 Focus Electric.

"Designers are encouraged to experience a feeling, bring it to the team, then collectively brainstorm ways to bring it to life through a paint color or material for Ford vehicles," says Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials design manager. Her team tap into everyday experiences to predict future trends to deliver a vibrant and diverse pallet for customers. "Outrageous Green Metallic is a unique shade, symbolizing...
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Science Fiction No More: Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle Fleet by 2021

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It's like something ripped out of the pages of a science fiction novel, roads full of cars with no steering wheel, no gas pedal, no brake pedal, no driver. Significant research and development has been happening over the last few years, and soon it will be reality, as Ford has announced plans to have fully autonomous vehicles in mass production and operation in five years.
 

“The next decade will be defined by automation of the automobile, and we see autonomous vehicles as having as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago…

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Ford and Jose Cuervo Look to Turn Agave Byproduct into Useful Bioplastics

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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles.

The Jose Cuervo company uses millions of agave plants through the process of making their tequila. After the process of roasting, grinding and extracting the juices of the agave plant, the leftover byproduct has been used for things like compost and fibers for local artisans' use for making crafts and paper. But with the growing popularity of the Jose Cuervo brand, the company has more leftover byproduct than

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