Ford Pro™ Partners with Ecolab to Accelerate Electrification of North American Fleet

Ecolab, a global sustainability leader specializing in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions, has chosen Ford Pro™, Ford's commercial division, to accelerate the electrification of its sales and service fleet in North America with the goal of achieving complete fleet electrification by 2030. This initiative will commence in California and involves the conversion of Ecolab's sales and service vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. Specifically, Ecolab plans to deploy more than 1,000 Ford F-150® Lightning® Pro trucks and Mustang® Mach-E® SUVs, potentially creating the largest all-electric sales and service fleet in California.

Key points about this partnership and electrification effort include:

  1. Longstanding Business Relationship: Ford and Ecolab have a business relationship dating back to 1925, primarily focused on sustainability efforts, including water conservation at Ford manufacturing plants. Ecolab currently operates a fleet of over 10,000 light-duty vehicles in North America, with 95% of them being Ford vehicles.
  2. Sustainability Goals: Both Ford and Ecolab share a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. This partnership is aligned with their shared sustainability goals and aims to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. Reduced Costs: Ecolab estimates that transitioning to electric vehicles will result in lower overall costs. Internal financial models suggest a lower total cost of ownership over the lifespan of EVs compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Ecolab anticipates potential annual fuel cost savings of approximately $1,400 per 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro truck.
  4. Productivity Solutions: Ford Pro offers a suite of productivity software and service solutions that can help optimize fleet operations. These solutions include telematics software that can reduce idling hours, track maintenance schedules, and monitor fuel usage. Ecolab plans to leverage these solutions to manage and maintain its California fleet.
  5. Ford Pro's Expertise: Ford Pro is a leading global commercial vehicle brand with a strong track record. It provides comprehensive solutions for businesses, encompassing vehicles, charging infrastructure, software, financing, and service.

This partnership between Ecolab and Ford Pro underscores their commitment to sustainability, carbon neutrality, and the transition to electric mobility in the commercial sector, beginning in California and extending towards a fully electrified fleet by 2030​​.