BRENTWOOD, England – Ford of Britain’s long-term commitment to lowering carbon emissions has been recognised by an award from the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).
The award commends Ford for outstanding achievement in low carbon transport over the past 10 years.
The LowCVP aims to accelerate a sustainable shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and thereby stimulate opportunities for British businesses. Its annual awards are designed to identify and promote examples of outstanding and innovative practice in this field.
The special award recognising Ford’s achievement was presented to Simon Palmer, Ford chief engineer, at the 2012 awards at an event celebrating the LowCVP's 10th Anniversary at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.
Simon Palmer said: “This award recognises the scale of Ford’s investment in powertrain engineering and manufacturing in the UK and the significant contribution Ford has been able to make in lowering carbon emissions.”
Andy Eastlake, the Low CVP managing director and judge, commented: “As the UK market leader in passenger cars, Ford has arguably had the biggest impact on cutting overall emissions of carbon from road transport. The continuous improvement in combustion engines in the volume market is achieved through long term commitment and hard graft. The carbon credentials and success of the latest Ford cars show just what can be achieved.”