With sustainability and environmental impact a constant focus of many businesses recently, Ford is taking concrete steps to reduce the impact of every vehicle from initial production to life on the road. Ford recently stated that it will begin to purchase electricity from fully renewable resources for its Dearborn Truck Plant. With 500,000 megawatt hours generated by local wind farms, Ford is on the right path to running its plant with 100% renewable energy by January 2021.


In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of the plant and company as a whole, Ford will be supporting local jobs. As production utilizes more of these renewable sources, the hope is that this will create more clean renewable jobs in local economies and bolster communities as a whole. This multifront effort is just one more piece of Ford’s plan to reduce its impact.


“Ford is proud to be a part of this initiative, as it builds on the early achievement of our aggressive 30 percent per vehicle carbon reduction target,” says Andy Hobbs, the direct of the Environmental Quality Office. With these and other efforts, he said, Ford has already reduced its yearly carbon production by 3.4 million metric tons.


Another tactic Ford is employing is engaging with groups that can help positively manage the use and sourcing of energy. By working with a new tariff specifically made for large corporate and industrial customers through MIGreenPower, Ford makes itself the first auto manufacturer to participate in this.


By partnering with renewable green energy resources, the future of Ford is looking more efficient and less environmentally impactful. As models like the Raptor, Ranger, and F-150 are built with more clean resources, a more sustainable tomorrow for Ford manufacturing plants is on the horizon.

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