Ford has set a goal of decreasing water use per vehicle by 30% from 2009 to 2015. This graphic highlights some of the technologies that will help us reach our goal.
This technology enables consolidation of painting activities in an integrated booth, offering the potential to eliminate one booth water wash section, depending on plant design.
This system eliminates water usage from the painting process, resulting in an 80% water savings for air conditioning/air tempering and 100% water savings from paint over-spray separation, based on production volume of 158,000 units per year.
MQL uses an extremely small amount of oil versus conventional wet machining. For a typical production line of 450,000 vehicles, MQL can save 282,000 gallons of water per year.
We are increasing usage of internal water metering to identify additional water saving opportunities and drive conservation behaviors to the department level. This has the potential to save approximately $75,000 on average per plant globally.
Where opportunity presents itself, we continue to utilize sustainable stormwater management practices, such as vegetated roofs and porous pavers.