Since its launch in 2009, the EcoBoost™ engine has fused together the worlds of horsepower and fuel efficiency. Thanks to the EcoBoost engine’s revolutionary design, owners don’t need to sacrifice capability for mpg, or vice-versa. It’s the automotive equivalent of having your cake and eating it too.
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Recently, a Ford Escape rolled off the assembly line at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky. Only this was no ordinary Escape. Under the hood was the two-millionth EcoBoost, a relatively small but powerful milestone representing the meteoric rise of this iconic engine.
The EcoBoost has come a long way in four short years. It is now manufactured in 1.0-liter three-cylinder, 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder versions, as well as the larger 3.5-liter V6 variant. Ford factories are churning out over 100,000 EcoBoost engines per month, which is up from 65,000 just one year ago. You can get an EcoBoost in 90 percent of the vehicles that Ford offers, and in 2015 that number will rise to 95 percent.
So what’s fueling the growth of the EcoBoost engine? Well, it’s no secret that gas prices have been a major economic factor since the first EcoBoost rolled off the assembly line. The success of the engine is due in large part to the fact that it addresses a fundamental need that we all have – better fuel economy.
“EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving incredibly popular with consumers around the world,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering.
How much lower are these fuel bills, you ask? Take the New Mexico State Police, for example. They recently switched from V8s to EcoBoost V6. When you spend a quarter of a million dollars per month on fuel, the savings potential is huge. “Today we’re looking at a 10 to 15 percent fuel economy improvement,” says Lieutenant Tony Gonzalez, Fleet Manager for the New Mexico State Police. “We would be getting even more fuel economy improvement if we could keep our foot out of them, but they’re so fun to drive.”
Remember that the next time you’re driving through New Mexico in an EcoBoost and get stopped for speeding.
Businesses aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of the EcoBoost engine. In fact, Ford Social is crawling with your fellow fans that have shared their EcoBoost experiences:
To all of our EcoBoost fans, on behalf of Ford Motor Company, thanks-a-million! Actually, make it two million.