Aug. 28, 2022
Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is an early adopter of electric vehicles. The company is among the first in South Texas to receive the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning™ all-electric trucks and 2022 Ford E-Transit all-electric vans from United Rentals, Stamford, Conn. The rental company will deliver the first shipment of the electric vehicles to Formosa Plastics in Point Comfort, Texas, just in time for a celebratory event for media and community leaders on Aug. 25.
Formosa Plastics has had a long-term partnership with United Rentals as the companies have worked together for more than 25 years. Sharing their commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their operations and reducing their carbon footprint has been at the forefront of their business planning.
Mike Rivet, director of special projects in the general manager’s office, Formosa Plastics, said, “United Rentals understood Formosa Plastics’ commitment to meeting our sustainability goals. We take these commitments very seriously, and this is just the first of many examples to demonstrate our desire to be a leader in implementing sustainable solutions.”
“Both Formosa Plastics and United Rentals are committed to sustainability efforts that will have a tangible impact on the environment,” said Joli Gross, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, United Rentals. “This partnership is an example of teams using innovative and eco-conscious ways to Work United™ and build a better, more sustainable future together.”
Formosa Plastics is committed to converting its fleet of over 400 internal combustion vehicles to electric and hybrid by 2026. Formosa Plastics will lease some of these vehicles and will purchase others.
The company will install a sufficient number of charging stations at its facilities in Point Comfort for use by associates and business partners. Electric vehicle charging stations also are available for use by associates at the headquarters in Livingston, N.J. and Baton Rouge, La..
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