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Ford Leaves Truck And Engine Manufacturing Association

Ford is investing heavily in all-electric vehicles as it aims to eventually convert its entire passenger vehicle lineup to EVs in Europe by 2030, though it hasn’t yet determined a date to do so in North America. Regardless, The Blue Oval has set lower expectations in terms of when it might electrify its heavier-duty commercial vehicles, which is understandable given the state of current EV battery technology. In the meantime, FoMoCo continues to back efforts to reduce climate change, which is precisely why it has decided to exit the Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association (EMA), according to Politico.

“We valued our membership and will continue to work with them on issues where our interests align,” said spokesperson Melissa Miller, confirming that the automaker is no longer a member of that particular automotive industry trade group. Its reasoning for doing so is quite simple – the Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association is lobbying against climate regulations for heavy-duty trucks, opposing a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aims to slash greenhouse gases created by large trucks.

This isn’t the first time Ford has been at odds with the EMA, however. Last June, the automaker disavowed a lawsuit filed by the lobby group that aims to delay the implementation of the California Heavy-Duty Omnibus (HDO) clean truck regulation. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is aiming to establish oxides of nitrogen (NOx) engine emission standards that are 90 percent lower than today’s at 0.02 g/bhp-hr.

EMA argued in its lawsuit that California should be required to follow the standards set forth in the federal Clean Air Act, which requires that heavy-duty on-highway engine and vehicle manufacturers be provided at least four full model years of leadtime before new emission standards become effective. As for Ford, it has long backed California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, previously filing a motion in support of the state’s ability to set its own emissions standards.

We’ll have more on Ford’s lobby group associations soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson II

    If Ford put as much effort into building quality products as they do politics, they’d be in better shape. Of course, government money is easy. Beating your competition is hard.

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  2. RWFA

    Simplistic and inaccurate take.

    Even a local HOA has operating dues, same for a national lobbying group.

    Ford is actually spending less money by leaving this lobby organization.

    But never let reality stand in the way of dystopian visions that serve the incumbent interests of Big Oil and continued problems stemming from oil dependence.

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  3. pappy

    EV are fine when there is power to recharge them. Worthless for towing and cold weather operations. What happens when the power goes out at home? Storm damages and natural disasters are another issue. Do you just put out your 100 watt solar charger and wait? I will need gas and diesel vehicles for a very long time. A hybrid is a much better solution until the electric grid can support all these alleged green machines. This will not happen in my lifetime.

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    1. RWFA

      EV’s aren’t going to descend like locusts dude, and generation, transmission, and charging points aren’t going to suddenly appear like mushrooms after a spring rain.

      All of this will develop over time, with supply keeping apace with demand.

      That’s how it’s been over the last several growth spurts in electrification over the last 100 years.

      Except to the ignorant, or the FUDsters, it’s not a new phenomenon.

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  4. JeffinTheDesert

    Unless we have wholesale massive electrical generation, likely nuclear, we will be dependent on oil for the foreseeable future. There is no way solar, wind, tidal, or any other source can provide enough power, especially if 1/2-3/4 of transportation goes electric.

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    1. RWFA

      Agree we will likely have to add nuke to supplant microgrid and other renewables.

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  5. Oleh

    Wow …the Thunberg brigade matches on…. In I fear for our future….BUT you’re a good lefty….let no one doubt your ability to spew the party line.

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    1. RWFA

      Big Oil thanks you for your support Oleg.

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  6. Big Burning Gas Steve

    Farley won’t be happy till he bankrupts Ford! Get rid of this guy! Does he race electric cars? Um a no, he races gas burning cars, what a FN idiot!

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    1. RWFA

      LoL because he generally races classic cars you trottel.

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  7. Joe E Layman

    I may be an old man, bubt I pumped gasoline as a 13 year old young man. Yes the fuels have changed somewhat, but we will be pumping gasoline for my foreseeable future. Because unless they come up with something better than Batteries that need “recharging” every couple hundred miles gasoline will remain the fuel of choice in cooler climates, which is the better part of 2/3 rds of our Nation. And I would hate to see the oldest and BEST automaker in America close their doors because of some idiot who thought that he would furnish America with only battery operated vehicles. I currently drive a 2010 Ranger, and will be purchasing a 2023 Mavrick as soon as it’s built, and delivered. Because it uses gasoline for fuel. Not a dumb battery that can go dead in the driveway, and require and a charger to get it started.

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    1. RWFA

      Cool story grandpa.

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  8. wj

    Ford thinks they side of issues like this…in a way to force us into evs…..there is far worse issues in the world…they could be addressed….than climate models…that in 50 more years the earth temp will go up a 1 or 2 degrees..and using fear tactics to scare us…how many times are they going to use that 10 more years..or to late..?…..Customers are king…and they vote….and i bet if the EV models are not more user freindly…in 2030….there going be a big downsizing of the EPA…and a more common sense approach…I have nothing against EVs….but they have you riding horse and wagon again…if this keeps up..

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    1. RWFA

      Besides drunk tweeting, it’s easy to see that you have a whole lot against EVs!

      Can’t recall, but were you the guy saying BEVs won’t be practical until 2100? Boy oh Boy how I laughed at that.

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