Ford gets fired up by wind power

Ford̵7;s UK engine plant at Dagenham is installing a third wind turbine as part of plans to cut CO2 emissions at its European operations.

The US car maker said the extra turbine will enable the plant to remain 100 per cent powered by wind-generated energy.

The new turbine will provide the extra energy needed to power a new manufacturing line that is to come on stream at the factory.

The engines produced in Dagenham are used for the Fiesta and Fusion models, which are assembled at a plant in Cologne, Germany, that started sourcing renewable electricity earlier this year.

Ford Europe executive Wolfgang Schneider said: "This initiative marks another cornerstone in our ongoing efforts to implement a broad portfolio of measures across our European plants, aimed at further reducing the CO2 footprint from our manufacturing operations.̶1;

Image: Ford̵7;s Dagenham plant to sprout another turbine

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