Ford Energi #GoFurther Tour Love

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My favorite part of the @ford #gofurther tour. Ford #myenergi pure #love

As written on the Ford website:

Firstly, the MyEnergi Lifestyle is a Ford Motor Company collaboration with Eaton, Infineon, SunPower and Whirlpool.  MyEnergi will retrofit the homes of two families with energy-efficient appliances and solar panels.  In addition, and as well as a Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle. The MyEnergi program set out to demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly lower its electricity costs while limiting its impact on the environment.

In addition to using home renewables, smart charging and smart appliances, Ford is announcing at the 2014 International CES that MyEnergi Lifestyle 2.0 will demonstrate the benefits of integrating additional tools, such as the ability to store energy within the home after it is captured by solar panels. Therefore, customers will have more ways to optimize their energy use.  Also and more interesting, power they can tap to keep their homes running during outages. As well, Ford is demonstrating an energy storage system from Sharp at CES for the MyEnergi program.  This is as an example of what consumers can use and store power in times of need.

Simultaneously, Ford and the MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration launched a nationwide contest.  The contest was for another lucky family to receive a MyEnergi Lifestyle home retrofit. The winners were Ben and Lindsay Sattler of Colorado. So their home was retrofitted in December, and the Sattlers got a fuel-efficient Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

The MyEnergi Lifestyle model predicted 60 percent savings in monthly energy bills and 55 percent savings in CO2 emissions. More importantly, the families have already begun to see savings. Examples of efficiencies include:

Berry family:

More than $1,200 saved in annual fuel costs with their C-MAX Energi
Expect to save more than $300 annually from their new solar panel system; the system offsets more than 70 percent of the energy used in their home
More than 25 percent reduction in energy costs and CO2 due to the installation of their new energy-efficient Whirlpool refrigerator
Sattler family:

More than $1,200 saved in annual fuel costs with their C-MAX Energi; expect to save an additional $95 per year by charging their C-MAX Energi during off-peak hours
Expect to save $135 per year with their new energy-efficient Whirlpool freezer
The Sattlers expect increased efficiencies once their solar panel system is activated.

More interestingly, that first paragraph is what I wrote in an old post on some social media channel. Glad I saved it.  In conclusion, Social media companies seem to come and go.  Look at MYSpace.  Anyway!

 

My Ford Energi Tour