15 Jun '12, 7pm

Ford Cut Energy-Usage Per Vehicle Made by 22% Since 2006, Wants to Cut 25% More by 2016

Ford Cut Energy-Usage Per Vehicle Made by 22% Since 2006, Wants to Cut 25% More by 2016

Same Car, Less Embedded Energy The transportation sector is a big polluter, something that must be fixed. We can do a lot of that by walking, biking, and taking transit more, but as long as there are cars around - and most treehuggers would admit that despite all their downsides, cars can be very useful tools in the right circumstances - they should be as clean as possible. Most of the spotlight in that area has been put on things that have to do with the actual operation of the vehicle; gas-electric hybrid powertrains, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, better transmissions, tweaked aerodynamics, CNG buses to replace dirtier diesel, etc.But what goes on behind the scenes is important, even if it is often invisible to the people who drive the cars. We'll look at Ford's progress as an example, but they are not the only automaker making progress on the manufacturing side. I'm s...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ford-cut-energy-usage-vehi...

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