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Ford Sustainable Charging Program Announced For California Owners

Ford has long been a champion of sustainability, not only in its manufacturing processes but also in its financial framework and reporting processes. Now, on the heels of revealing a comprehensive electric vehicle fleet charging solution from its commercial business, Ford Pro, Ford has now announced a sustainable charging program for owners of Blue Oval vehicles that live in the state of California, who will be able to opt into carbon-neutral charging at home, reducing their carbon footprint from the energy used to power their vehicles.

California-based owners of all current Ford all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles – including the Ford Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, and forthcoming Ford F-150 Lightning are eligible for the program, which is part of Ford’s voluntary participation in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

To participate in the sustainable charging program, owners must first opt-in through the FordPass app. Once enrolled, the FordPass app automatically tracks the amount of electricity used while charging at home. Ford generates or buys an equivalent amount of California-sourced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), an EPA-recognized program that records the generation and usage of green energy. Finally, Ford sends evidence of the matching amounts to CARB.

“Ford’s electric vehicle customers are beginning to realize all the possibilities associated with their vehicles and sustainable energy management,” said Matt Stover, director of charging and energy services, Ford Motor Company. “By working with regulators, utilities, and customers for home integration services, we’re enabling EV drivers to lower their carbon footprints, potentially save money, and help protect the grid, all through their smartphones.”

We’ll have more on Ford’s sustainability efforts and this new program soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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