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Ford secures delivery of low carbon steel for future vehicles

Ford in Europe is entering Memorandum of Understandings with Tata Steel Nederland B.V., Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG to secure supply of low carbon steel for its future vehicles.

Ford is targeting the use of low carbon steel in its all-new, medium-sized crossover to be built at the Cologne Electrification Centre in Germany from 2023.

The automaker previously committed to a 10 per cent use of carbon neutral steel by 2030 by joining the First Movers Coalition earlier this year.

Ford cites collaborating with key suppliers as an essential step in its European target to achieve zero emissions for all vehicle sales and carbon neutrality across its European footprint of facilities, logistics and suppliers by 2035.

“Our customers, like us, want to take care of our planet, and we are taking the necessary steps on this journey, providing the vehicles they need to make a positive contribution against climate change, produced in a more sustainable way,” said Sue Slaughter, purchasing director, supply chain sustainability, Ford Motor Company.

“Improvements within our supply chain are key, and with the use of carbon neutral steel we will take a major step towards lowering the CO2 footprint of our vehicles.”