Monday, September 17, 2012

Ford takes Green Intiative

Ford Motor Company has been taking Eco efforts in order to improve fuel economy and help the environment.  As a Oregon Ford Dealership, Gresham Ford, also knows the importance of eco-friendliness and has taken steps to "green" the building and operation as much as possible.  Biodegradable coffee cups made from recycled products may seem like a little thing but when you have so many people passing through the dealership it really adds up.  Ford is utilizing 2.2 million pounds of rubber from more than 210,000 used tires in order to make seals and gaskets.

Ford is continually searching for ways to improve the Ford product line of trucks and cars.  A landmark agreement with the United Auto Workers union has created more than 12,000 hourly jobs in the Ford Motor Company manufacturing facilities through 2015.  Ford has also pledged to invest over $16 billion in American Product development and manufacturing, with $6.2 billion earmarked through 2015 for plants to produce a new level of upgraded vehicles and parts,  many of which are new eco-friendly items.

1,675 tons of total weight has been removed from Ford vehicles on the road as a result of modification to improve fuel efficiency.  While a 3 million pound reduction of annual petroleum oil usage by Ford Motor Company, thanks in a large part to the use of bio-materials in vehicles.  4.1 million pounds of recycled carpet recovered through the use of EcoLon materials in the headliners of vehicles has also made a positive impact on the Ford production process.

Look for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid at Gresham Ford and see what eco-friendly looks like.  Meet the all-new progressively powered hybrid with an advanced lithium-ion battery system than enhances fuel economy.  The five passenger, multi-activity vehicle also offers interior versatility with a fold-flat second-row seat and a hands free liftgate.