If you're in California and are going to use your E-Transit from home and charge from home Ford has a new zero-carbon charging initiative you can participate in.
- California Ford electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid customers now have a new way to lower their carbon footprint when charging their vehicles at home through a new sustainable charging program
- Ford’s participation in the California Air Resources Board Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative allows for 100 percent of home charging energy to be matched with renewable electricity for zero-carbon charging
- Any California customer with electric or plug-in hybrid Ford vehicles can opt-in to the free program quickly and easily using the FordPass app
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 percent local renewable energy.
Here’s how the program works:
- Owners of eligible plug-in electric vehicles opt into the program through the FordPass app
- Once enrolled, the FordPass app automatically tracks the amount of electricity used while charging at home
- 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
- Ford sends evidence of the matching amounts to CARB, ensuring that all home plug-in charging activity is matched with zero-carbon electricity
The program is eligible for California-based owners of all current Ford all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The products currently include the Mustang Mach-E, the E-Transit, the Escape Plug-In Hybrid, and will be available with the F-150 Lightning in 2022.
Driven by our purpose of helping to build a better world, Ford is investing more than $30 billion in electric vehicles and batteries through 2025, supporting its longer-term goal to create a sustainable American manufacturing ecosystem, and to accelerate its progress towards achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2050, backed by science-based targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Overall, Ford expects 40 to 50 percent of its global vehicle volume to be fully electric by 2030.