Ford Motor Company has announced a plan to achieve carbon neutrality world-wide by 2050. Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. To learn more, read Ford commits to carbon neutrality by 2050”

Key Takeaways:

  • Ford also is working to develop goals approved and defined by the Science Based Targets initiative for its Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.
    • Scope 1 covers direct emissions from company-owned or-controlled sources;
    • Scope 2 addresses indirect emissions from generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by Ford.
    • Scope 3 emissions speak to in-use emissions from vehicles that Ford sells and emissions from its supply base, among others.
  • Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles through 2022, introducing zero-emission versions of some of its most popular models:
    • Mustang Mach-E-expected to arrive at dealerships later this year
    • Transit Commercial EV-within 24 months
    • F-150 (fully electric)-within 24 months
  • The company previously announced its plan to use 100%  locally sourced renewable energy for all its manufacturing plants globally by 2035. That means energy would come only from sources that naturally replenish – such as hydropower, geothermal, wind or solar.

Path to 100% Perspective:

Ford’s leadership said it is setting the 2050 goal fully aware of challenges, including customer acceptance, government regulations, economic conditions and the availability of renewable, carbon-neutral electricity and renewable fuels. Blazing a trail on the path to 100% is challenging, but innovations are being developed as more organizations join the effort to reach a renewable future.

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