Ford has launched a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in vehicle owners in California to opt for carbon-neutral home charging. Ford is participating in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, which allows customers to match the use of electricity for charging with 100-percent local renewable energy.
Owners of eligible plug-in vehicles opt into the program through the FordPass app, which automatically tracks the amount of electricity used while charging at home. Ford generates, or buys, an equivalent amount of California-sourced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), then sends evidence of the matching amounts to CARB, ensuring that all home charging activity is matched with zero-carbon electricity.
“Ford’s electric vehicle customers are beginning to realize all the possibilities associated with their vehicles and sustainable energy management,” said Matt Stover, Ford’s Director of Charging and Energy Services. “By working with regulators, utilities and customers for home integration services, we’re enabling EV drivers to lower their carbon footprints, potentially save money and help protect the grid, all through their smartphones.”
The program is available to California-based owners of all Ford plug-in vehicles.