The fuel cell Focus, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, was one of Ford's 'green fleet' of vehicles demonstrated at the launch event entitled 'Towards Sustainable Development'. In showing off the vehicles to deputy prime minister John Prescott, Dr Wolfgang Schneider, vice-president legal, governmental, legal and environmental affairs, Ford Europe, said: 'We need a reliable legal framework, including appropriate incentives and a progressive refuelling infrastructure in Europe.'
Business had a key role to play in tackling climate change, said Prescott, who added: 'Without business commitment to developing low carbon technologies, long-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will not be achieved. The Carbon Trust will help business play its part.' The Carbon Trust will make £200 million available over the next two years to help businesses invest in low carbon technologies.