Bill Ford: Letís work with Calif. - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 08-07-02, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
Bill Ford: Letís work with Calif.

By Amy Wilson
Automotive News

Bill Ford wants a collaborative approach to resolve the industry's emissions battle with California legislators.

The CEO of Ford Motor Co. said the No. 2 automaker is not ready to join a lawsuit challenging California's new law requiring cuts in greenhouse gases from cars and trucks. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents Ford Motor and other automakers in Washington, has said it will pursue litigation.

"We'd like to lower the temp a little bit and lower the rhetoric a little bit in California, and try to work toward a solution that works," Bill Ford said Wednesday at the Management Briefing Seminars.

"We're working with CARB (California Air Resources Board); we're working with the California Legislature; and we just want to lower the temperature, not create a big public scene, and try to get a reasonable solution."

Bill Ford, formerly lauded for environmental leadership, has been criticized by environmental groups for the automaker's reliance on heavy sport-utilities.

California's law, signed by Gov. Gray Davis in July, strives to battle global warming by cutting the amount of carbon dioxide vehicles may emit. The rules are to take effect with the 2009 model year.

Bill Ford praised the approach on environmental regulations taken in Europe.

"In sharp contrast to this country, in Europe you've had a collaborative effort between government, manufacturers and NGOs (nongovernment organizations), which has allowed (European automakers) to have their CO2 reduction target that everybody has signed up to."

Bill Ford noted the industry still must work on lowering emissions and improving fuel economy. Direct-injection diesels, popular in Europe, and gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains could help the industry tackle the problem in the short-term, he said.

Ford Motor will introduce a hybrid-powered Escape sport-utility in 2003, and Bill Ford said the company continues to seek better federal tax credits on hybrid vehicles.

My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-03 04:52 AM
100 Years of Ford: The Family, New generation rallies to put a Ford back at top Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 8 06-02-03 12:34 AM
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-03 05:58 AM
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-03 07:17 AM
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-02 06:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome