TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recognized Ford Lio Ho (FLH) as the first auto maker to reach its objectives for reducing CO2 emissions with an invitation to attend a press conference earlier this month.
Showing its keen support for the EPA’s green initiative raised at the end of 2010, FLH recorded a 19 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from 2009 levels by May 2013, almost two years ahead of the targeted date. The initiative called for automobile importers and manufacturers to sign an agreement voluntarily reducing their vehicle CO2 emission levels by 10 to 15 percent from 2009 levels by 2015.
“Ford has been investing heavily in green products and technologies, and the EPA initiative is certainly in line with our global strategy to reduce emissions and energy costs,” said C.Y. Chang, FLH Product Development director, at the press conference organized by the EPA to publish and promote the results of its initiative.
FLH continues to introduce many Ford-branded vehicles fitted with advanced, green technologies like EcoBoost and TDCi engines to customers in Taiwan, offering a smarter and cleaner driving experience.
“It is a great honor for us today to be recognized by the EPA. At FLH we are always striving for a better world, which starts from building a better local community,” Chang added.
Building on its success, FLH is committed to further reducing carbon emissions by introducing more environmentally friendly vehicles and technologies.
“Under the ‘Go Further’ brand promise, Ford has developed a sustainability plan that will be phased in over 15 to 20 years,” Chang said. “Here in Taiwan we will also bring more advanced petrol and diesel powertrains to meet our customers’ needs and to further reduce emissions.”
FLH will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles fitted with green powertrains to Taiwan.