The Prince of Wales visited the Ford UK facility at Dunton for its 40th anniversary which showcased the marque's projects in green developments and fuel-efficient prototypes, such as a 70 MPG (Imperial, 58 US MPG) Ford Focus with emissions lower than 100 CO2 g/km that Prince Charles could test drive.

Graham Hoare, head of Ford Dunton, said: "Ford is delighted that The Prince of Wales marked Dunton's 40th anniversary year with an official visit. His Royal Highness was among the first to champion environmental issues and we shared with him Dunton's green technologies – including engines and transmissions – that are currently available or are being engineered for future applications."

Prince Charles also planted the first of 40 trees to mark the 40th anniversary of the plant, which leads the company's development of gasoline, diesel and bioethanol-enabled engines; transmissions and commercial vehicles.

Prince Charles tests drive a 70 MPG Ford Focus
  • Prince Charles tests drive a 70 MPG Ford Focus
Prince Charles plants the first of the 40 trees that celebrate Dunton's 40th anniversary
  • Prince Charles plants the first of the 40 trees that celebrate Dunton's 40th anniversary

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