Ford Wants to Cut Emissions by 30 Percent by 2020

Ford is pledging to reduce its vehicle’s emissions by 30% by 2020 in Europe and the U.S.

The New Jersey-based Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment and the Connecticut state treasurer’s office said Ford Motor Co. is planning on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from its new vehicles between now and 2020 by as much as 30%.

The Tri-State Coalition is also trying to get GM to jump on board and also develop ways to reduce its emissions. According to Sister Patricia Daly, GM was “not at the point of setting any kind of reduction goals” on how to meet new requirements by 2020.

Greg Martin, a GM spokesman, countered that there is “no other automaker which is dedicating more resources to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency than General Motors. We have kept key stakeholders informed of our progress and we’ve been transparent every step of the way.”

Ford plans to meet the goal by introducing its new EcoBoost 4-cyl and 6-cyl direct-injection turbocharged engines, reducing vehicle weight and by introducing more hybrid models.

Full Story: MSNBC

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