Ford Motor http://wfpl.org en New Pavement at Ford Plant Diverts Millions of Gallons of Stormwater From Waterways http://wfpl.org/post/new-pavement-ford-plant-diverts-millions-gallons-stormwater-waterways <p>Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant is getting recognition for a green infrastructure project the company completed last year.</p><p>The plant has a lot of paved surfaces…the employee parking lot alone is about 20 acres. And all of that pavement means when it rains, gallons of water and pollution runoff into nearby streams.</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 5544 at http://wfpl.org New Pavement at Ford Plant Diverts Millions of Gallons of Stormwater From Waterways Federal Government Unveils New Stricter Fuel Standards for Cars, Small Trucks http://wfpl.org/post/federal-government-unveils-new-stricter-fuel-standards-cars-small-trucks <p>The Obama Administration has announced <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/13f44fb4e2c2d39d85257a68005d0154%21OpenDocument" target="_blank">new fuel economy standards</a> for cars and small trucks that will go into effect in five years.</p><p>Starting in 2017, cars and light trucks will have to be more fuel efficient than they are now. By 2025, the average car’s fuel economy will be 54.5 miles per gallon.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:31:13 +0000 Erica Peterson 1478 at http://wfpl.org Federal Government Unveils New Stricter Fuel Standards for Cars, Small Trucks 2013 Ford Escape SUV is Ready to Compete http://wfpl.org/post/2013-ford-escape-suv-ready-compete <p><em>With reporting from the Associated Press.</em></p><p>Ford Motor Company is rolling the new 2013 Escape SUVs off the line and into dealerships this week.</p><p>Ford officials joined Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;Wednesday morning to announce the much anticipated launch of the new Escape, which was named the best selling SUV in the nation with over 250,000 sales last year. Ford officials say small SUVs like the Escape are the only vehicles that have returned to pre-recession sales levels.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:27:58 +0000 Devin Katayama 631 at http://wfpl.org 2013 Ford Escape SUV is Ready to Compete