Ecolab can potentially save roughly 50% in annual fuel costs per 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro truck, a savings of approximately $1,400 in fuel per vehicle each year.  -  Photo: Ford Pro

Ecolab can potentially save roughly 50% in annual fuel costs per 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro truck, a savings of approximately $1,400 in fuel per vehicle each year.

Photo: Ford Pro

Ecolab — a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions selected Ford Pro to accelerate the electrification of its sales and service fleet, targeting complete North American fleet electrification by 2030.

Ford and Ecolab have a business relationship dating back to 1925, including collaboration on reducing and reusing water in Ford manufacturing plants. Today, Ecolab operates more than 10,000 light-duty vehicles in its North American fleet, 95% of which are Ford vehicles.

During the past decade, Ecolab has purchased more than 31,000 Ford vehicles. 

“Ecolab’s history is rich with collaboration between like-minded companies committed to sustainable business growth. Ford and Ecolab have worked together for nearly a century, most recently to help conserve water and energy while improving business performance. This next phase of our relationship will help us move quickly and at scale with the goal of improving profits through renewable energy and EV solutions for the betterment of our employees, business and the environment," said Christophe Beck, chairman and CEO of Ecolab.

During the past decade, Ecolab has purchased more than 31,000 Ford vehicles.   -  Photo: Ford Pro

During the past decade, Ecolab has purchased more than 31,000 Ford vehicles. 

Photo: Ford Pro

Electrification Starts in California

Electrification of Ecolab’s North American fleet begins in California with the conversion of its sales and service vehicles to EVs by 2025. Ecolab will purchase and deploy more than 1,000 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro trucks and Mustang Mach-E SUVs, creating what is anticipated to be the largest all-electric sales and service fleet in California.

During an industry press conference, Beck noted the "Ford F-150 Lightning will bring us to the next level." 

Ford Pro offers a full suite of charging and telematics software that Ecolab will use to help the business maximize vehicle performance and fleet productivity.

"Ford and Ecolab have worked closely for almost 100 years, from water conservation at Ford now to electrification at Ecolab. Together, we’re showing that sustainability is good for the bottom line and the environment," said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO

In going electric, Ecolab estimates that it can lower overall costs, with internal financial models forecasting a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicles compared to ICE vehicles.

Ecolab can potentially save roughly 50% in annual fuel costs per 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro truck, a savings of approximately $1,400 in fuel per vehicle each year. Once vehicles are deployed, Ecolab plans to use Ford Pro productivity software and service solutions to manage and maintain its California fleet.  

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