Ford's Sustainability Efforts

Ford Motor Company Pursues Sustainability for a Better Future

The future is in our hands. At Fox Ford, we're proud to be your local Grand Rapids Ford dealership. In addition to offering outstanding vehicles and world-class service, we remain at the forefront of the effort to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Backed by the efforts of the Ford Motor Company, you'll discover many ways in which Ford delivers on its promise to strive toward a better tomorrow.

Let Fox Ford help you discover all the ways in which Ford is here to serve you and the environment.

The Ford Electric Vehicle Strategy

Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products  - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead.

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Ford is leading the electric revolution by creating an automotive manufacturing ecosystem in Tennessee and building two battery plants in Kentucky. As a result, we'll be creating 11,000 new American jobs. These facilities will reimagine how electric vehicles and batteries are designed, built and recycled - all Built for America.

Sustainability Pledge

The value of our business is rooted in our purpose to help build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. We are committed to making our purpose evident in every part of our business, from the way we source our materials, to the vehicles we create, the services we provide, and the interactions we have with our customers, employees, and communities.

Energy Efficiency

For 118 years, Ford Motor Company has continued to inspire the automotive industry. Through our innovation, hard work, and fervent desire to deliver on our promises, we've become a household name worldwide. Now, we want to take things to the next level.

We've all become more aware of how our carbon emissions impact the environment. That is why we've designed the future of driving. Our energy-efficient vehicles, like the Ford F-150 Lightning® and Ford Mustang Mach-E® are only two examples of the strides we've taken to deliver a more energy-efficient driving experience. These all-electric vehicles deliver a glimpse into the world of efficiency that sets Ford apart from other automotive manufacturers.

Solar Power


In partnership with DTE Energy, Ford Motor Company will soon be able to attribute its energy consumption to a renewable energy source. By purchasing enough local renewable energy from DTE annually, Ford can account for all its energy usage in Michigan.

As a result of this deal, DTE will add 650 megawatts of solar energy, increasing the number of solar installations in Michigan by approximately 70%. This heralds the largest renewable energy purchase ever made in the United States by a utility.

It's the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to making the transition to a renewable energy source, this process will create a plethora of jobs, helping our fellow Michiganders find work. DTE Energy estimates this agreement will result in 250 temporary jobs and ten permanent jobs. Putting people back to work is a great way to boost the economy and improve the lives of those we love.

As a completely renewable resource, solar energy delivers a reliable replacement for carbon-based energy. It helps us get one step closer to our goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. This agreement between the Ford Motor Company and DTE Energy represents that all-important first step.

Environmental Stewardship

We all have a responsibility to do our part to create a sustainable world. Ford Motor Company is proudly leading the charge. Our goal to become carbon neutral by the year 2050 isn't blind ambition. We're making plans and set about doing the things necessary to make our goal a reality. By partnering with great companies worldwide and investing in our electrification technologies, we're poised to deliver on our promise.

Every manufacturing company relies upon natural resources to develop its products. We are no different. Via the G7 2030 Nature Compact, world leaders called on companies like Ford to help reduce the negative impact on our natural resources. We answered the call. We're actively looking for more ways to reduce our reliance on non-renewable resources, giving the environment the champion it deserves.

Ford's Drive to Make a Positive Impact

In addition to our focus on sustainability, Ford Motor Company excels at diving into the community and making a meaningful impact. Whether it's providing relief during a natural disaster, participating in environmental clean-up events, or more, we make it our mission to do more, leaving a positive impact on the world.

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