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Ford to reduce dealer carbon footprint

Ford dealers are rolling out a series of measures within their dealerships to reduce its carbon footprint and cut emissions by up to 10%.

Over 100 dealers from the network attended the brand’s second Profitability and Technology Conference which saw delegates hear from the brand’s collaboration with the Carbon Trust.

Working with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Carbon Trust identified that many car dealerships can make cost savings of up to 10%.

The installation of new energy-efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and cooling can vastly reduce a dealer’s carbon footprint and the returns on investment can be “surprisingly quick”.

Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director, said: “In a challenging economy, the opportunity for improving energy efficiency and reducing costs is important to Ford, its dealers, and the UK motor industry as a whole.

“We are looking forward to working with the Carbon Trust to deliver Ford of Britain’s lowest ever carbon footprint.”

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  • Irishboy4 - 26/07/2012 19:48

    A drop in the ocean, look at the Co2 emissions of China and the USA, its a lost cause guys. Get back to building cars like thescort Mexico, XR3 and XR2. We are all a long time Dead, lets live now!