Canadian Manufacturing

Ford cuts per vehicle CO2 emissions by 37% across global plants

Total CO2 emissions at automaker's global facilities dropped by 4.65 metric tons since 2000

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford says it cut CO2 emissions at its global facilities by 37 per cent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans to continue that trend over the next 12 years.

The numbers, contained in the automaker’s annual sustainability report, show total CO2 emissions at Ford’s global facilities have dropped by 4.65 metric tons, or 47 per cent, since launching its reduction initiative in 2000.

Ford says it also reduced its United States facility emissions by 10 per cent per vehicle produced between 2002 and 2012 as part of an Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers program.

Vehicle tailpipe emissions on a per vehicle basis have dropped 16 per cent since 2007, according to Ford, as new vehicles such as Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid have become available.

The automaker plans for a 30 per cent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes.

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