Did you know that the Ford Rouge Center has a living roof? It’s true! Ten years post-installation, North America’s largest living roof – about the size of eight football fields – continues to flourish atop Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly building, part of the Ford Rouge Center. Various plants, insects and animals have come to depend on what is now a thriving ecosystem that equates to a 10.4-acre garden. The living roof also serves as a cost-effective alternative to roof maintenance for Ford, while keeping heating and cooling costs in check for the factory underneath. But the roof…
Ford has always been on the cutting edge of the green movement, and in addition to the various other green initiatives offered by the company these days, they're now starting to see results from a program that was started in 2003.
Ford's Core Recovery Program oversees collection, remanufacturing and recycling of damaged parts - everything from small sensors and fuel injectors to large engine parts - from Ford vehicles that have been repaired at authorized...
Tom Wood Automotive is helping the City of Indianapolis stay on the cutting edge of green vehicle adoption after the introduction of a new mandate
for an oil-free vehicle fleet. An Executive Order signed by Mayor Greg
Ballard yesterday mandates that Indianapolis replace its current fleet
of city-owned sedans with electric and other non-oil burning vehicles by
2025. Mayor Ballard hopes that introducing electric and other
alternative fuel powered vehicles will reduce and eventually eliminate
our dependence on foreign oil, thus saving lives and strengthening our
foreign policy leverage.
Vehicles from Tom Wood Ford were highlighted at yesterday's ceremony…
Ford set a Guinness World Records achievement last week by holding the world's largest game of "Red Light - Green Light" to highlight the company's first use of its fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop technology on a gas-powered vehicle, the new 37-mpg EcoBoost 2013 Fusion.
The game was a unique and fun element of an employee celebration at Ford's Dearborn World Headquarters as part of a five-city U.S. launch of the all-new Fusion. Four...
What happens when NASCAR's Sprint Cup points leader takes on his Ford teammates in a miles per gallon challenge in the new EcoBoost-powered 2013 Ford Fusion?
Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle took on Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth, driving a Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that offers aerodynamics and power similar to their NASCAR Fusion race cars. The advanced 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine offers Ford drivers both power...
The all-new Ford Focus Electric is coming, and Ford couldn't be more excited about it! Ford is looking to share the excitement with you via various interactive events taking place now. First up is the Focus Electric's cross country journey with Men's Health magazine!
Feeling the pain at the pump? Next time you're in for service, don't forget to ask your Service Advisor about the Tom Wood Ford World Class Inspection!
Our no-cost inspection includes the following items that can help
increase fuel efficiency: air filter, tire pressure, O2 sensor, exhaust
system, fuel filter, along with many other items that can help ensure
that your vehicle meets factory recommended specifications which can
help improve fuel efficiency. In...
Ford has re-designed the Fusion for 2013, and it made its debut this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition to a completely refreshed interior and exterior, Ford has added engine options, safety features, and cutting edge technological goodies to the new model.
The new Fusion is the first sedan to be available in gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations. The 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, an...
The design isn't the only thing that's all-new about the next Ford Escape; as part of Ford's ongoing green initiatives, the new Escape uses 25 recycled 20-ounce plastic bottles in the carpeting of each vehicle. It's the first time Ford has used this type of carpeting in an SUV.
In addition to all the
green initiatives that our dealerships and management company already
employ, we are now partnering with Ray's Trash Service in
developing a company-wide recycling program. We will begin to place various
recycling bins throughout the dealerships to collect paper, cans and plastics.
It is our goal to begin a process where we can accumulate all mixed recyclables
and reduce the number of trash pickups per week.