BOURBONNAIS, IL – The EcoBoost engine was first introduced in 2009 by Ford Motor Company. On September 17, 2013 a milestone was reached and the two millionth EcoBoost engine was set into a Ford Escape and driven off the production line. More than 100,000 EcoBoost engines are produced each month and production for the EcoBoost engine family is expected to surpass Ford’s global diesel-engine production.
Data gathered by Ford Motor Company shows that North American consumers who are aware of the EcoBoost engines and the engines capabilities are more likely to purchase vehicles with the engines than those unaware of the engines technology. Ninety percent of those consumers purchasing Ford Escapes in North America have opted for the engine. EcoBoost awareness is also improving Ford’s company image in places such as Europe and Asia.
Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family now includes the 1.0-liter three-cylinder; 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines; and the powerful 3.5-liter V6. EcoBoost technology is available in every region Ford serves worldwide, and will be offered on approximately 80 percent of the company’s global nameplates by the end of this year.
Better fuel efficiency — and lower fuel bills — are the top reasons for surging sales of optional EcoBoost engines. At today’s gas prices, the EPA’s fuel-economy website estimates an average annual fuel bill of $3,400 for a 2009 Ford F-150 2WD with a 5.4-liter V8 engine, but only $3,000 for a 2013 F-150 2WD with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. At this rate, a consumer would save an estimated $4,000 over a vehicle life of 10 years and 150,000 miles.
“Ford EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving incredibly popular with consumers around the world,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, powertrain engineering for Ford. “EcoBoost engines are attracting new customers to the Ford brand every day, and our plants are working hard to keep up with demand.”
Global Ford EcoBoost engine production – total since launch:
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