Sustainability & Electrification for Commercial Fleets | Ford Pro™

Sustainability & Alternative Fuels

Go that extra green mile with ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or electricity. With energy independence ranking as a top priority, we manufacture a wide range of Ford vehicles capable of running on fuels from American sources.

Shot of a 2022 Ford E Transit inside of a greenhouse while a worker is accessing equipment from the cargo area

Sustainable Solutions

Ford's efforts to reduce our environmental impact go beyond our product actions. We also are working to conserve resources and make our manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly. A new painting process we developed results in a smaller and cleaner paint shop.

Ford's redeveloped Rouge facility is topped with one of the world's largest living roofs designed to absorb rainwater and carbon dioxide and reduce energy costs by providing natural insulation.

Ford Rouge Factory

Electrification Choices

Ford’s electrification strategy involves three types of electrified vehicles – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric – to provide customers with fuel economy options and help reduce CO2 emissions.

Hybrids (HEVs)

Vehicles powered in part by gasoline and part by a battery-driven electric motor. They seamlessly switch between the gasoline engine, electric motor or a combination of both to offer efficiency and performance. The battery is automatically recharged by the gasoline engine and through regenerative braking. Hybrids do not plug in.

Electric Vehicle plugged into charger

Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)

These are progressive hybrids that expand capability by providing the option of plugging in or not. To enhance the hybrid experience and maximize the battery capability, drivers can choose to plug into a standard 120V or available 240V outlet. By fully charging before driving, you may see potential fuel savings and reduce your carbon footprint. Ford PHEVs feature an electric vehicle (EV) mode button which allows the driver to choose electric-only mode (EV Now), saving plug-in power for later use (EV Later), or driving in normal hybrid operation (Auto EV). PHEVs offer the best of both worlds, giving the driver the opportunity to drive as if in an EV for short trips or in a hybrid for longer trips.

Close up of a charger plugged into an electric vehilce

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

Powered completely by a rechargeable battery so you never need a drop of gasoline or an oil change. Key features are the electric motor, charge port and lithium-ion battery pack. Battery electric vehicles provide a CO2-free driving experience. Drivers plug their vehicle in to fully charge the battery pack. While driving, regenerative braking also aids in charging the battery.

A man plugging a charger into the front of a 2022 Ford E Transit

E85 Ethanol Flexible-Fuel Vehicles and B20 Biofuel Vehicles

Every Ford flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) is engineered to run on E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), unleaded gasoline or any blend of the two. Several Ford trucks can operate on any blend of up to 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel (a mix known as B20) Both biodiesel and ethanol are cleaner burning and more renewable than conventional fuels.

3 Ethanol Flexible-Fuel and B20 Biofuel Vehicles

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicles

Another option to cut fuel costs and reduce emissions further is with our compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG – consisting primarily of propane) engine prep package,* available as an upfit option.

compressed natural gas F-150