Ford Motor Co. recently celebrated the production of its two millionth EcoBoost engine.
Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving engine production higher, according to the automaker. Factory output now averages more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012.
“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 of 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.”
The two millionth production 2.0-liter EcoBoost is powering a Ford Escape that recently rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., plant, according to Ford.
EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers increased performance and fuel economy. Ford EcoBoost engines deliver up to 20-percent better fuel economy than larger-displacement gasoline engines, the automaker noted.
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 V-6. 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.