Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

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General Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News.

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Thanks For Stabbing Us All In The Back Ford & Chevy. Looking Forward To The Worldwide Ban On All Your Fossil Fuel Products #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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GM achieves perfect scores on climate change data disclosure and performance in CDP report

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General Motors for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP , the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. The CDP program enables management of greenhouse gas emissions and risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The only other major automotive OEM in that segment (Consumer Discretionary) was Ford, with a 2014 score of 81 D and a 2013 score of 72 C.

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Ford sets target to become carbon-neutral globally by 2050

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Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to address climate change challenges more urgently. To achieve its goal, Ford will focus initially on three areas that account for approximately 95% of its CO 2 emissions: vehicle use, its supply base and the company’s facilities. Scope 3 emissions speak to in-use emissions from vehicles that Ford sells and emissions from its supply base, among others.

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Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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million) under the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC). million over five years to study how best to protect people, communities and vital economic sectors, like agriculture and tourism, that are most at risk from the effects of climate change. Their projects and respective team leads are: Coastal Cities at Risk: Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities.

ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals

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The ACEA commercial vehicle members are DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Ford Trucks, IVECO, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Policy Regulations

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Origin Materials launches Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford; carbon-negative PET

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Origin Materials launched its Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford Motor Company. The assessment studies Origin products across four environmental criteria: climate change; ecosystem quality, resource consumption; and human health.

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Digging into the differences in carbon accounting for biofuels

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The benefit to the climate of using biofuels as a substitute for fossil fuels has been sharply contested for years; much of the disagreement is based on the assumptions underlying the carbon accounting in the lifecycle analysis. A paper and subsequent formal comments and responses in the journal Climatic Change highlights the conceptual differences and the impact on policy. Climatic Change 138(3): 667-80 doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1764-4.

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European automakers and fuel suppliers argue for diesel as they call on policy makers to accelerate fleet renewal

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Diesel cars, having significantly lower CO 2 emissions per kilometer, are essential to manufacturers’ efforts to reach the EU’s 2021 CO 2 fleet average targets and thereby help reduce road transport CO 2 emissions and mitigate climate change. Climate Change Diesel Engines Europe Fuel Efficiency Policy

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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Despite this progress, UCS noted, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler still have higher than average new fleet smog-forming and GHG emissions. Ford led the Detroit automakers while achieving the greatest percent reduction in smog-forming emissions of any manufacturer evaluated. The company also showed strong improvements in GHG emissions due to its increased use of hybrids and its focus on smaller, turbocharged engines in vehicles ranging from the Ford Focus sedan to the F-150.

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

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The Auto Alliance represents 77% of all car and light truck sales in the United States, including the BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Car USA. In 2009, EPA issued an Endangerment Finding that vehicle greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change, and thus threaten public health and welfare.

2017 174

European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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ACEA also argued that due to the diversity of markets within the EU, their geographical situation and climate conditions as well as the uncertainty surrounding infrastructure investments for alternatively powered vehicles—and consumer acceptance of such powertrains—no form of mandate for zero emission vehicles (ZEV) or low-emission vehicles (LEV) should be implemented. Climate Change Emissions Europe Policy Regulations

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SAE CRP1234-4 analysis of R-1234yf nears completion; finding refrigerant safe and effective in automotive applications

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The team includes European, North American and Asian OEMs including Chrysler/Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, PSA, Renault and Toyota. Climate Change Emissions Safety Vehicle Systems

2013 209

The Growing Used EV Car Market—and Why You Should Take a Look

EV Match

The exciting news is that the pre-owned market looks quite different than it used to—and used EVs are offering prospective buyers the chance to take a different, more climate-friendly approach to personal transportation.

Environment Canada/MECA team assesses black carbon emissions in GDI engine exhaust; evaluation of prototype gasoline particulate filter

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Ford Focus wall-guided, stoichiometric GDI vehicle (GDI#2) and a 2013 2.0L Ford Transit Connect PFI vehicle (PFI#2). Although the change in BC mass emissions at less demanding driving conditions varies from one GDI vehicle to another, these emission levels were still considerably higher than their corresponding PFI counterparts. Climate Change Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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SAE begins 4th cooperative research program on R-1234yf refrigerant after Daimler raises safety questions and balks at use

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The participants in the 2012 R-1234yf CRP include Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, PSA, Renault and Toyota. Climate Change Emissions Policy Vehicle SystemsIn October 2012, a fourth SAE International Cooperative Research Program (CRP) was launched by the automotive industry to further analyze the safety of the new low global warming potential (GWP) mobile air conditioner refrigerant, R1234yf.

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SAE project update on R-1234yf refrigerant

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To date, the majority of the OEMs involved in the new CRP do not believe that any of the new information reviewed will lead to a change in the overall risk assessment. The team includes 13 members: Audi, BMW, Chrysler/Fiat, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, PSA, Renault and Toyota. Climate Change Emissions Policy Vehicle Systems

2012 195

SAE CRP: growing high level of confidence that R1234yf can be used safely; “disappointment” with departure of Daimler, BMW and Audi

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The SAE CRP1234-4 team includes European, North American and Asian OEMs including Chrysler/Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, PSA, Renault and Toyota. Climate Change Emissions Policy Standards Vehicle Systems

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Ford, Uber and Lyft to share data through SharedStreets platform

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Ford Motor Company, Uber and Lyft have committed to support to SharedStreets , a new data platform designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities around the world and leverage data to improve urban mobility. The agreement includes: In partnership with Ford, developing a universal data standard for real-time curb demand and availability.With this tool, cities will be able to responsibly price and manage curb space in real-time, for the first time.

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Canada proposes regulations to reduce GHG emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines; harmonization with US rules

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The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA), Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Navistar all supported the announcement and the full alignment of the Canadian regulations with the US national regulations for new on-road heavy-duty vehicle and engine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2014 and later model years. Canada Climate Change Emissions Heavy-duty Policy

2012 183

Australian Government releases discussion paper on mandatory CO2 standards for new light-duty vehicles beginning in 2015

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The Australian light vehicle fleet comprises both locally manufactured vehicles (from three manufacturers—Ford, GM Holden and Toyota) and a large range of importers, with imports currently accounting for about 85% of sales. the combined effect of technology uptake and consumer led changes in market segmentation, but with no mandatory emissions standards in place) the emissions reductions to 2020 in Australia would average around 1.8% Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Study Finds Availability of Low-CO2 Electricity and Hydrogen May Paradoxically Delay Large-Scale Transition to Electric and/or Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet

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Increased availability of low CO 2 sources of electricity and hydrogen could counter-intuitively delay, rather than accelerate, a large-scale transition to an electric and/or hydrogen vehicle fleet, according to a new study by researchers from Ford Motor Company and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The cost-effectiveness of measures to address climate change is enhanced through a multisector perspective.

2010 207

Fiat, MINI and smart Beat 130 gCO2/km New Car Average in Europe for First Half of 2009

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g/km), Ford (140.4 Ford was best of the biggest European volume sellers, improving average CO 2 by 8.0 Tags: Climate Change Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency The average CO 2 emissions figure on new Fiat cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2009 dropped 5.2 g/km to 129.1 g/km, according to an analysis by JATO Consult, the bespoke consulting service of JATO Dynamics.

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Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan, electrified Ram pickup, Fisker and Lordstown go public: The Week in Reverse

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How long ago were Detroit automakers thinking about climate change? Which electric truck played tug of war with the Ford F-150? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 30, 2020.

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Ford-sponsored poll finds 35% of Europeans say they would spend more for an environmentally friendly car

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One in three Europeans would spend more to buy an environmentally friendly car even though 71% say they have reduced overall spending as a result of the economic recession, according to a Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll. The survey also shows 53% consider climate change to be the world’s biggest issue and 57% would prefer to lead a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

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Ford Becomes First Automaker to Join the Water Disclosure Project

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Ford Motor Company is the first automaker and one of several companies taking a leadership position in joining the Water Disclosure Project , which will establish a water disclosure protocol for companies around the world and promote conservation and stewardship. The Water Disclosure Project will serve as a central clearinghouse for Ford and other participating companies to report on water usage, water risks and water management plans of company operations and their supply chains.

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Detroit’s climate-science legacy, Lordstown stock, Toyota Sienna first drive: Today’s Car News

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A new report underscores that Ford and GM knew about climate change a half-century ago. A report that reaches back to former executives and the archives of GM and Ford finds that the two Detroit automakers “were deeply and actively. Lordstown goes public.

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Tesla coverage turns negative a week before crucial Earnings Call


Interestingly, I don’t remember such widespread news coverage for the Ford Death Wobble. In my perspective, for years, MSM has been driving home the point of global climate change, using it as a way to scare people into change.

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Ford issues 2015 trends report; the emergent role of Generation Z

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Ford has issued its third annual trends report, a compilation of consumer research and insights from thought leaders around the world, which is intended to provide a look at micro-trends expected to influence products and brands for 2015 and beyond. The Looking Further with Ford 2015 report pays particular attention to the role of Generation Z—roughly defined as those born after 1993. —Sheryl Connelly, Ford global consumer trend and futuring manager.

2014 214

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

Electric cars everywhere you looked, quiet as a mouse and making a total mockery out of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler who could have been making these cars for the last decade, but instead had to be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy and shame-filled failure before they would start even talking about making these cars. But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. One voice really can change the world.

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Ford poll finds Europeans want freedom of car ownership, but worry about traffic, cost of driving, environment

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A new Ford Motor Company-sponsored poll of 6,000 people across Europe found that most Europeans remain committed to car ownership, but have growing concerns about traffic congestion, the cost of driving and the environment. Ford commissioned the survey, conducted by the consultancy The Futures Company, to better understand the opinions and attitudes of Europeans across a range of mobility issues—from car sharing to green driving to the future of the internal combustion engine.

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UK Government Providing 360M Loan Guarantee for 450M Loan to Ford from EIB

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The UK Government is providing a £360 million (US$541 million) loan guarantee for Ford’s £450 million (US$677 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Ford is investing £1.5 The UK projects to be supported cover research and development for Ford’s commercial vehicles such as the Transit and Connect vans and the development of low carbon emission diesel and gasoline engines. Ford currently provides 29% of the UK’s automotive sector research and development.

2010 163

Ford EcoLPi Falcon goes on sale in Australia; new liquid injection LPG engine delivers more performance, lower fuel consumption

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Liquid injection LPG delivers significant driveability and operating improvements compared to the previous E-Gas venturi-style vapor system offered by Ford, including better fuel economy and substantial increases in both power and torque outputs. Awareness of the climate change issue and its importance to consumers has seen Ford deliver a range of product actions in recent years, which have introduced sustainable technologies that are conscious of both the environment and our customers.

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Ford Executive Talks Plug-Ins

Plug In Partners

Ford Europe Executive Calls for Increased Momentum Behind CO2 Reduction Ford Motor Co. Feb 17, 2006 SYNOPSIS: Lewis Booth acknowledged the importance of climate change and the responsibility to take action, calling for greater support for a more holistic approach to the challenges raised by sustainable mobility. At Ford, we are fundamentally reassessing the way we do business, putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Ford is changing.

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President Biden’s climate plan, potential EV updates expected to be announced Thursday


The plan will be set forward by monumental changes in the United States’ infrastructure, including transportation and energy, which have long been dominated by oil, coal, and other fossil fuels. Hopefully, President Biden’s long-term climate plans will bring light to what the U.S.

Ford Exec Cites US Energy Policies As Critical Factor in Shaping Future Vehicle Fleet, Calls for Cap-and-Trade Program

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Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, pointed to the “ key role ” government policies such as fuel standards and greenhouse gas emission regulations, play in the development and support of Ford’s product and technology pathways. To meet the demand for higher fuel efficiency, Ford will leverage and expand EcoBoost engine technology that will be available on 90% of the company’s nameplates by 2013. Ford received a $62.7

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Commission on the Future of Mobility announces initial 5 primary research focus areas

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She joins Jim Farley, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company, who assumed his co-chair role in late 2020, replacing Jim Hackett. In its February plenary meeting, CFM commissioners aligned on the following five focus areas to address the global mobility gap: Energy Resources: Sustaining the shift towards alternative energy resources, including electrification and hydrogen, to reduce transportation’s impact on climate change.

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Oberon Fuels partners with SHV Energy to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) for low-carbon propane blends

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Oberon Fuels’ pilot plant in Brawley, California, produces fuel-grade DME in North America, which has been used by Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Ford Motor Company for vehicle demonstrations around the world.

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A Look Back at 2020—The Year in EVs

Plug in America

And yet somehow, this was also the year in which a broad consensus finally has taken root in our country that climate change is an existential threat and we need to take decisive action now. I have been working on climate change for most of my career and for all of that time, if you asked Americans for a list of their top concerns, climate change seemed to come in around #17, just below litter. and Ford Mustang Mach-E, plus others.

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The Top 10 EV Battery Makers

Cars That Think

Ford plans to scale up 140 GW of capacity in North America by 2030 (and 240 GW globally), in partnership with South Korea's SK Innovation. Ford figures that's about six plants' worth of homegrown capacity, and 10 globally. Boomtimes in Batteries.

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InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

With the pandemic, with climate change issues coming to the forefront, with a change in Administration, there’s just incredible interest in EVs right now.” Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance. Drive Electric Earth Day parade in Riverside, California.

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

Several automakers, including Ford, have partnered with Edison to ensure those cars can get their electricity from somewhere. “When we look at the electrification of vehicles, there are a lot of different issues involved,&# said Ford spokeswoman Jennifer Moore. It might seem that simply plugging in your Chevy Volt or Ford Escape before bedtime would do. Tags: Ford Inside Track miEV socal edison smart meters

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Who will be in the driver’s seat?

Electric Auto Association

There’s definitely change on the horizon,” said Sinclair, who is a member of both the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Women of Electric Vehicles (WEV) , as well as EV Gals, a smaller, Bay Area-only group. Women may soon become the leaders in EV purchasing.