The American car firm Ford announced that it would use blockchain technology to track the “green miles” driven by its recently launched low-energy vehicles.
Track “Green Miles” through Blockchain
In a press release issued on October 15, Ford said it is expanding its European pilot of hybrid electric vehicles in Germany. The American automaker is looking to leverage blockchain technology and geofencing to develop a class of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable cars that operate efficiently in low-emission areas of the city center.
Reportedly, Ford is already in the middle of PHEV tests on the streets of London, United Kingdom, and Valencia, Spain.
According to sources close to the matter, a total of nine Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans and a Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid people engine will be tested in a variety of real-world use cases. These tests will be carried out in association with five municipal fleets and the administration body of the city of Cologne. In particular, Ford will also seek to develop solutions to track and effectively increase the number of “green miles” driven by drivers.
Mark Harvey, director, Commercial Vehicle Mobility, Ford Europe, commented on the development and said:
“ FORD IS COMMITTED TO DELIVERING NEW AND MORE SUSTAINABLE VEHICLES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAT CAN HELP ADDRESS THE MOBILITY CHALLENGES FACING OUR CITIES. THE TESTS OF PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THE CITY OF COLOGNE ARE BASED ON OUR ONGOING ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMS IN OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE AND BRING US ALL TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE OUR COMBINED OBJECTIVES OF URBAN AIR QUALITY. «
Development of solutions for the 21st century conomy
As the issue of climate change continues to gain ground in the mainstream, businesses and businesses around the world are burning midnight oil to develop and implement environmentally sustainable products and services. Ford , along with its competitors, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to taking advantage of emerging technology for the benefit of society in general.