Overview of Our Plan

Our sustainable technologies and alternative fuels plan, mapped out in 2007, is our route to improving the fuel economy and cutting the CO2 emissions of our products around the world. We have completed the near-term actions and are currently implementing the mid-term actions.

Stage completedindicates stage completed


Near Term

Begin migration to advanced technology


Mid Term

Full implementation of known technology


Long term

Continue leverage of hybrid technologies and deployment of alternative energy sources

Stage completedSignificant number of vehicles with EcoBoost engines

EcoBoost engines available in nearly all vehicles

Increased percentage of internal combustion engines using renewable fuels

Stage completedElectric power steering

Electric power steering – high volume

Volume expansion of hybrid technologies

Stage completedDual-clutch and six-speed transmissions replace four- and five-speeds

Six-speed transmissions – high volume

Cotninued leverage of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles

Stage completedFlexible-fuel vehicles

Weight reduction of 250–750 lbs.

Introduction of fuel cell vehicles

Stage completedAdditional hybrid applications

Engine displacement reduction facilitated by weight reductions

Clean electric/hydrogen fuels

Stage completedIncreased unibody applications

Additional aerodynamics improvements

Continued weight reduction through use of advanced materials

Stage completedIntroduction of additional small vehicles

Increased use of hybrids


Stage completedBattery management systems

Introduction of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles


Stage completedAerodynamics improvements

Vehicle capability to fully leverage available renewable fuels


Stage completedStop/start systems (micro hybrids)

Diesel use as market demands


Stage completedCNG/LPG prep engines available in select markets

Increased application of stop/start