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GTA Member Profile - May 2014

GTA Member Profile - May 2014

Ford Commercial Trucks
John Davis
Chief Engineer
Ford Motor Company Commercial Vehicles
Phone: (313) 322-4285

The following information was provided by Ford Motor Company. 

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, MI, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.

Our "Blueprint for Sustainability" describes the actions we are taking at Ford to achieve outstanding fuel economy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our products. This is part of our strategy to offer customers a number of powertrain choices – including conventional gasoline, gaseous prep, diesel and electrified options – within existing vehicle lines. We call this the power of choice, and it’s an important part of our vision to further evolve our company.

More about Ford Commercial Trucks
Ford Motor Company recognizes our customers are looking to achieve three goals when evaluating green vehicle technologies – reducing their carbon footprint, reducing dependence on foreign oil and improving total cost of vehicle ownership. Ford Commercial Trucks offer fleet managers a broad selection of alternative-fuel powertrains to help optimize the performance of their fleet and meet specific business goals.

Two popular alternative-fuel choices are compressed natural gas and propane autogas. Ford’s entire commercial vehicle lineup – from the compact Transit Connect van to the medium-duty F-650/F-750 – offers gaseous fuel-capable engines that enable conversion to operate on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. These options are available for chassis cabs, cutaways and stripped chassis.

Ford has established a rigorous gaseous fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier program to help our gaseous fuel system partners achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction and to ensure quality. Working with Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers, customers can order modifications for either dedicated or bi-fuel compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas systems, depending on the use of the vehicle.

Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier partners have been a key driver in encouraging product innovation and in creating a competitive market to promote value. Ford’s large portfolio of configurations available has resulted in more than 40,000 gaseous-prepped vehicles delivered to customers in the last four years.

For those interested in biofuels, biodiesel capability is standard for all diesel engines from Ford Motor Company. Ethanol is available on Transit, E-Series and F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks with certain gasoline engines.

Finally, for customers without easy access to alternative fuels, we offer advanced EcoBoost gasoline direct-injection turbocharged engine technology, which provides a balance of fuel economy and performance. EcoBoost engines are available for Transit Connect, Transit and F-150. 

Our Blueprint for Sustainability extends beyond alternative fuels and advanced powertrains to improving aerodynamics and light-weighting vehicles, which benefits all Ford Motor Company customers regardless of fuel choice. For more information, please visit www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/alternative-fuel/ and find out how Ford can help you achieve your goals.

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