The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) Program is California’s highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy.
The 2014 Award for Zero Emission Vehicle promotion was awarded to The Ford Store Morgan Hill, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership specializes in selling Ford’s environmentally friendly plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Energi, and sold more of them than any other dealer in the world in 2012. In addition, the dealership is undergoing a building expansion to incorporate greener practices into the construction, including the installation of solar panels and wind turbines to supply energy for charging electric vehicles. With public outreach and after-sales support for its customers, the Ford Store Morgan Hill is helping to promote zero emission vehicles throughout the State of California.