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Ford reassures fleets that it does not have ‘defeat devices’ in its vehicles

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Ford has issued a statement to fleet operators in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions crisis confirming that it is does not have any ‘defeat devices’ in its vehicles.

In the statement, Nick Themistocleous (pictured), director, fleet operations at Ford, said:  “Ford vehicles and engines – including our diesel engines – meet all applicable emissions standards, and they are designed to perform consistently both in the lab and on the road. We do not have any so-called 'defeat devices' in our vehicles.   

“We agree that emission standards need to more closely incorporate the real-world driving that customers typically experience on the road under normal conditions. That’s why we have supported the development of a European Real Driving Emissions initiative going into law in Europe as part of the Euro 6 standards.

“We are committed to offering consumers high fuel efficiency and low emissions through what we call the ‘power of choice’.  We offer customers a variety of choices ranging from our EcoBoost-powered petrol vehicles and advanced technology diesels to hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles.

“There is nothing more valuable to Ford than our reputation for operating ethically and legally. It’s the bedrock of our company and one of the reasons we have been in business successfully for more than 100 years.”

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