Reduced carbon footprint.
For many businesses, operating a fleet is the single largest contributor to their carbon footprint. When a business decides to reduce its carbon output, the fleet managers need to know how to identify which alternative fuel will make the biggest difference.
Reduced dependence on foreign oil.
Most of the world's oil reserves are concentrated in the Middle East. Since most alternative fuels are available in the U.S. from U.S. sources, switching to alternative fuels can limit how much money is transferred offshore to support our domestic energy demands.
The U.S. Department of Energy allows you to search its database of federal and state laws and incentive programs related to alternative-fuel vehicles. Learn more at www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/
Learn more about federal and state tax incentives for purchasing alternative-fuel vehicles at www.fueleconomy.gov
Blueprint for sustainability.
“Ford has tripled production capacity for electrified vehicles in North America compared to 2011. This includes hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles, with most sales coming from hybrid electric vehicles… This is part of the Ford strategy to offer customers a number of powertrain options – both conventional gasoline technologies 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 fleet and our company.”
Excerpted from the William Clay Ford Jr. “Year in Review” Executive
Message in the 13th annual nonfinancial report of Ford Motor Company