JULY 2009

Ford's annual sustainability report details progress

Ford’s 2008/2009 reported entitled “Blueprint for Sustainability: Our Future Works” updates the company’s progress in key areas of climate change, fuel economy, mobility, vehicle safety and human rights. Significant progress highlighted by Ford in its 10th annual report for 2008/2009 includes:

  • Company remains on track to reach its goal to reduce by 30 percent the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of its new United States and European vehicles by 2020, compared to the 2006 model year.
  • Accelerated development of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), which will be introduced between 2010 and 2012.
  • Introduction of the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic with the lowest CO2 emissions of any family car sold in Europe at 98g/km
  • Launch of two new hybrids in North America: Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient midsize sedans in North America at 41 miles per gallon in city driving.
  • Introduction of EcoBoost™ engine technology which uses direct injection and turbo charging to deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy, up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions and superior driving performance compared to larger-displacement engines.