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Friday, 17 December 2021 10:56

Ford Launches Zero-Carbon EV Home Charging Initiative California

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Ford on Dec. 17 announced it is launching a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in electric vehicle owners in California to opt into carbon-neutral charging at home, reducing their carbon footprint from energy used to power their vehicles. 

Ford is choosing to participate in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to offer customers a new way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change by matching the use of electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicles at home with 100% local renewable energy.

 

Here’s how the program works:

 

  1. Owners of eligible plug-in electric vehicles opt into the program through the FordPass app
  2. Once enrolled, the FordPass app automatically tracks the amount of electricity used while charging at home
  3. 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
  4. Ford sends evidence of the matching amounts to CARB, ensuring that all home plug-in charging activity is matched with zero-carbon electricity

 

“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...


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