Headquarters

United States

Vehicle Production (2021)

3.6 Million

Vehicle Production (2029)

4.4 Million

ZEV Production (2021)

0.1 Million

ZEV Production (2029)

1.6 Million

Ford Motor

Climate Policy Engagement: Ford receives a grade of C- in InfluenceMap’s assessment of corporate engagement on climate change policy, indicating mixed engagement with Paris-aligned policy.

Forecasted 2029 Production: Data from IHS Markit forecasts that by 2029 36% of Ford's production will be battery electric vehicles (BEVs), alongside 3% plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), 45% ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles, 16% hybrids and 0% fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

This compares negatively to the IEA’s 1.5°C scenario, which estimates that 57.5% of all globally produced cars must be either BEV or FCEV by 2030 to meet the 1.5°C global temperature goal.

The graphic below compares the company’s climate policy engagement score with the company’s forecasted percentage production of zero-emission vehicles by 2029 (IHS Markit data). The bubble size represents the relative proportion of vehicle production compared to other major global automakers.

Zero Emission Vehicle Production and Climate Policy Engagement

Zero Emission vehicles as % of total vehicle production by 2029 versus InfluenceMap climate policy engagement scores (Circle size proportional to 2022 vehicle sales - hover over companies for details)

Ford Motor

Climate Lobbying Overview: Ford is heavily engaged on US climate policy with mixed but increasingly positive engagement in 2020-22. The company has consistently supported the Paris Agreement and has supported some policies to promote the electrification of transportation, such as the climate provisions in the US Build Back Better act. Furthermore, while the company has a history of regressive lobbying against more stringent US federal CAFE standards, recent evidence suggests more mixed engagement. Ford retains memberships to some regressive trade associations, many of which have been key in opposing climate regulation in the US and EU.

Ford's full climate policy engagement profile is available here.

Ford Motor, Vehicle Production

Internal decarbonization targets: Ford has set a target of achieving "carbon neutrality globally by 2050". In March 2022, Ford set internal targets to produce more than 2 million EV annually by 2026, representing around a third of all global production, rising to half by 2030. In March 2022, Ford also announced that all new car and van sales in Europe will be battery electric, zero-emission vehicles by 2035, following a February 2021 announcement that all new cars sold in Europe in 2030 will be battery electric.

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Fleet Composition by Vehicle Technology

Number of vehicles produced by all worldwide

Ford’s forecasted fleet composition by technology: In 2029, 36% of Ford’s production is forecast to be battery electric vehicles, compared to 0% in 2020. For plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), this increases marginally from 1% to 3% between 2020-2029, whereas for other hybrids, this increases from 5% in 2020 to 16% in 2029. For ICE vehicles, this decreases from 93% in 2020 to 45% in 2029. This is in contrast to the IEA’s 1.5°C road transport scenario, which requires 57.5% of all light-duty vehicle sales in 2030 to be either BEV or FCEV to decarbonize road transport in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goals.

The ‘Vehicle Technology’ graph below outlines the previous and forecasted technology of vehicles produced by Ford from 2020-2029 using IHS Markit data.

Fleet Composition by Vehicle Type

Percentage ZEV and PHEVs all produced worldwide

Ford's forecasted vehicle size: The proportion of both SUVs and light commercial vehicles produced by Ford in its entire fleet between 2020-2029 is estimated to increase from 36% to 47% for SUVs, and 44% to 50% for light commercial vehicles. Forecasts estimate that Ford will sell a smaller proportion of large, medium-sized and small vehicles in 2029 compared to 2020, falling from 5% to 1% for large vehicles, 8% to 2% for medium-sized vehicles, and 7% to 0% for small vehicles. The AR6 WGIII report found that vehicle size plays a major role in determining vehicle emissions, with larger vehicles a significant driver of increased emissions.

The ‘Vehicle Size’ graph below outlines the previous and forecasted future size of vehicles produced by Ford from 2020-2029 using IHS Markit data.

Fleet ZEV Percentage Comparison

Number of vehicles produced by all worldwide

Ford’s zero-emission production & the IEA's 1.5°C scenario: Production data for Ford in 2029 forecasts that only 36% of all its vehicles will be battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), and 0% fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This compares negatively to the IEA’s 1.5°C scenario for road transport, which assumes 57.5% of all light-duty vehicle sales in 2030 will need to be zero-emission vehicles (BEVs or FCEVs) to reach global net-zero by 2050.

The below graph compares automakers’ previous and forecasted production of zero-emission vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs), with the trend line extrapolated from the IEA’s 1.5°C scenario for road transport in 2030.

Ford Motor, Vehicle Emissions

The 'Fleet ZEV' graph below provides a simplified model of the companies’ current and future emissions based on combining EU vehicle emissions data with forecasted light-duty vehicle production data supplied by IHS, broken down by manufacturer, vehicle size, and technology type.

This model is not a definitive prediction of future emissions values for major vehicle manufacturers, but an estimation of future tailpipe emissions made using the best available emissions data. Future real-world emissions will likely vary depending on region, as well as granular differences between different vehicles that are not captured by the model. Additionally, as the model uses EU data, where produced cars typically have amongst the lowest CO2 emissions globally, it likely provides an underestimate of current and future CO2 emissions per manufacturer. Full details are available in the methodology.

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Fleet Efficiency

Estimated average emissions of all light duty vehicles produced worldwide (g CO2/km)

The 'Fleet Efficiency' graph below provides a simplified model of the companies’ current and future emissions based on combining EU vehicle emissions data with forecasted light-duty vehicle production data supplied by IHS. The three lines represent the estimated lab emissions (modeled on EU testing data) and estimated real-world emissions (based on research from the ICCT) for the company, alongside the green line, representing the IEA's well below 2°C pathway in their Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) for road transport

Fleet Efficiency Comparison

Estimated average emissions of all vehicles produced worldwide (g CO2/km)

The graph below compares the simplified emissions model data for the company from 2020-29, with other model data for other major global automakers.