Dearborn, Michigan - Ford said it is making its vehicles more "eco-friendly" by increasing the use renewable and recyclable materials such as bio-based foam in its interiors.
Ford uses bio-based polyurethane foam in seat cushions, seat-backs and headliners on 11 of its models, more than any other automaker, the company claimed in a 20 April company statement said.
"We already have bio-based foam on more than 2 million vehicles and we're looking to convert 100 percent of our fleet to it in the future," said Jerry Brown, Ford chief engineer of seat and restraint engineering.
As well as its latest model to use bio-based foam -- the 2010 Ford Taurus -- Ford's 51-50, Focus, Flex, Escape, Expedition, Econoline, Mercury Mariner, Lincoln MKS and Navigator also use the sustainable material, the statement said. (RD)