Ford Joins Appeal to the EU for 100% All-Electric Vehicle Sales by 2035

Ford joins 27 companies in EU petition for zero emissions from 2035

Ford joins other 27 companies who are in the EU petition which states that the vehicles produced have zero emissions from 2035. Ford’s new cars and vans are going to be fully electric from then, including other charging infrastructure targets. It would help avoid the worst impacts of climate change on the planet and people.

Ford Joins Appeal to the EU for 100% All-Electric Vehicle Sales by 2035
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The appeal includes a clear timeline for the companies, suppliers, and industry to ensure the electric vehicle transition. Chair, Ford of Europe, Stuart Rowley said, “At Ford in Europe, we believe that freedom of movement goes hand-in-hand with caring for our planet and each other.” Further added, “That’s why we are targeting all Ford vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035. To successfully achieve this, EU policymakers must also establish mandatory national targets for a seamless electric charging infrastructure that lives up to the growing demand for electric vehicles.”

As a part coinciding with the appeal, Rowley will be part of the European Car Climate summit on 18 May. It will be hosted by the campaign group transport and environment. Rowley will be a member of the panel that will discuss businesses, consumers, and workers on the electric vehicle transition. Currently, the EU decision-makers are deciding on new rules for cars, following the EU Commission proposal (supported by the appeal). The push is to have only zero-emission new cars and vans EU-wide from 2035.

Ford’s EU sustainability

For Ford of Europe, the road towards zero-emission vehicles is being paved by new vehicles. A new generation of seven, all-electric, fully-connected passenger vehicles and vans, coming to Europe by 2024. Leading the charge are the Mustang Mach-E, which last year achieved maximum safety and green ratings from Euro NCAP and Green NCAP, and the E-Transit. They received the Gold Award from Euro NCAP for its advanced driver assistance systems.

Ford is committed to taking care of the environment and ensuring future generations will live in a sustainable world. In the past 12 months, Ford of Europe has introduced a range of initiatives to make a positive contribution toward a more sustainable future. As outlined in the European Sustainability Digest 2022. This digest is a companion to Ford’s global Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report. It details the significant steps Ford is taking toward targeting carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics, and suppliers by 2035. Earlier this year, Ford published its first Human Rights Report. This integral part of the Sustainability Report examines how materials are sourced. Its where Ford products are made, and how the company’s labor standards measure up.