Each of Ford's collaborators has something different to bring to the table. The Eaton Corporation is a worldwide provider of components for electrical systems, while SunPower specializes in solar energy technology, and Whirlpool in the manufacturing of home appliances. Along with Ford, the team plans to award an American family with technology it believes will help to reduce their energy consumption. This includes modern appliances, solar paneling, and a plug in vehicle that can be charged at home.
These new vehicles are also designed with engines that reduce vehicle weight, creating an overall improved fuel economy. Not only is this helping to save drivers on fuel costs but its lessening drivers' environmental impact. Lake Shore Ford carries this current line of vehicles, including the fuel-efficient options like the Fusion Hybrid and the Ford Focus.
Ford recently entered the plug-in vehicle market with vehicles like the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid and the Focus Electric. A plug-in Fusion Hybrid model is also set to be released later this year. Mike Tinskey, global director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure with Ford Motor Company shared how these models relate to the MyEnergi initiative. “More than ever, cars are sharing the same energy source as the home. The time is right for the home appliance and transportation sectors to converge if we are going to tackle a myriad of sustainability challenges in a rapidly changing world.”
Along with its collaborators on the MyEnergi project, Ford began by working with researchers from the Georgia Institute for Technology on creating a computer model that could project the energy usage of an average single family household over the course of one year. By implementing the the MyEnergi plan for energy reduction, researchers found that families could reduce energy costs by as much as 60% and cut down their CO2 output.
To learn more about the different fuel-efficient options available from Ford, contact or visit Lake Shore Ford. Lake Shore is located in Burns Harbor, at 244 Melton Road, just south of the US 20 and I-94 intersection.