As you probably know, just driving around in EVs doesn’t make the planet any greener. The way the vehicles are manufactured, the way the raw materials are sourced, and also the way the electricity is generated, are all just as important. And so, Ford has installed two zones of solar panels at its manufacturing plant in Valencia, Spain.
The photovoltaic area at present is capable of producing sufficient power to run 1,400 average homes every year. In nerdy terms, this is 2.8 megawatts (MW) per year, and by summer this year, the capacity is planned to be increased by 2.2 MW. By 2024, Ford plans to generate 10 MW of clean energy.
The company further said that since January 1, 2022, the electricity used by the Ford plant in Valencia comes from renewable sources, and Ford’s manufacturing facilities across Europe are already sourcing 100% renewable energy.