Ford Motor Company said it has achieved its manufacturing emissions reduction target eight years ahead of schedule.
The car manufacturer has set a goal to cut emissions by 30% per vehicle produced by 2025 but has already reduced it by around 3.4 million metric tons from 2010 to 2017 – equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from more than 728,000 vehicles a year.
That was achieved through energy efficiency and conservation changes at Ford’s manufacturing facilities such as installing more than 100,000 LED light fixtures and updating paint operations.
Andy Hobbs, Director, Environmental Quality Office said: “Painting operations use a large amount of energy. Introducing technology that allows wet-on-wet paint application and eliminates a drying oven in more plants has significantly decreased energy use while maintaining quality.”
Ford is investing $11 billion (£8bn) to roll out 40 hybrid and electric vehicle models by 2022.