NBB Highlights Benefits of Biodiesel at Exclusive Ford Fleet Preview Event

The National Biodiesel Board was honored to have received an invitation from Ford Motor Co. to attend and exhibit at its exclusive, invitation-only Ford Fleet Preview and Pool Account Meeting at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.
By The National Biodiesel Board | August 13, 2018

The National Biodiesel Board was honored to have received an invitation from Ford Motor Co. to attend and exhibit at its exclusive, invitation-only Ford Fleet Preview and Pool Account Meeting in June at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. This private event brought together Ford’s key executives, dealers and industry partners with Ford’s largest fleet customers to preview and test drive the coming 2019 Ford vehicle product line. 

NBB was invited to exhibit in the Ford vendor area at the event to help showcase Ford’s support for B20 and the benefits of using clean, renewable biodiesel blends in all of Ford’s diesel vehicles. In addition, NBB representatives had the opportunity to network with Ford executives, product development specialists and key fleet customers.

During the event, Ford executives also shared a glimpse into the future of mobility as Ford sees it. Ford anticipates that driverless/autonomous vehicle options will become more prevalent in the years to come, and they are investing significant resources into developing that technology. In fact, Ford is already incorporating some early enabling technologies such as adaptive cruise control and automatic braking technologies into their 2019 models. However, Ford also sees a strong trend toward trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles and away from sedans. Within the next two years, Ford expects to have the freshest vehicle lineup of any domestic OEM, with more than 70 percent of its product offerings being new models, including a number of hybrid and battery electrics. 

Fortunately, all of Ford’s diesel models will remain in the lineup for the U.S., including the world’s best-selling Ford Super Duty F-Series trucks (F-250 to F-750) and existing Ford Transit vans. In addition, Ford is adding two more diesels to its lineup, including the new 2018 F-150 diesel pickup and the 2019 Transit Connect diesel van. All of Ford’s diesel products proudly support the use of B20 biodiesel blends.

 
 
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