Ford has launched a new sustainable electric vehicle (EV) charging initiative in California, which gives EV owners in the state the opportunity to lower their carbon footprint and achieve carbon-neutral charging at home.
The program is part of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which allows for all of the energy used in home charging to be matched with 100% renewable energy.
Ford owners can join the program through the FordPass app. Once enrolled, the app will monitor the amount of electricity you use at home.
The automaker will then generate or buy an equivalent amount of California-sourced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
“Ford’s electric vehicle customers are beginning to realize all the possibilities associated with their vehicles and sustainable energy management,” said Matt Stover, director of charging and energy services, Ford Motor Company. “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 open to owners of electric or plug-in hybrid Ford vehicles, including the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit, and Escape Plug-in Hybrid.
It will also be available to F-150 Lightning owners once the electric truck is released.