-More than 100,000 EcoBoost engines now produced every month, with a ambition of 1.2 actor for 2013, up added than 60 percent from 2012. For the aboriginal time, EcoBoost assembly accepted to beat Ford’s all-around diesel-engine production
-Customer appeal exceeds projections globally with 90 percent of Escape buyers in North America and 95 percent of Kuga buyers in Asia allotment EcoBoost; in diesel-centric Europe, 39 percent of Focus barter opt for EcoBoost
-Ford angled Cologne, Germany, assembly of 1.0-liter EcoBoost to 1,000 engines per day, and is advance $200 actor to body 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the U.S.
-Ford abstracts shows North American consumers acquainted of EcoBoost are added acceptable to buy Ford cartage than those alien with the agent technology; EcoBoost acquaintance additionally adopting assessment of Ford amid European, Asian consumers
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 – Ford Motor Company today celebrates a accomplishment anniversary for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two actor accept been produced globally back Ford launched EcoBoost in 2009.
Growing chump appeal for EcoBoost-powered cartage in above markets common is active agent assembly higher. Factory achievement now averages added than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012.
“Ford EcoBoost delivers abundant achievement with lower ammunition bills, a compound that is proving abundantly accepted with consumers about the world,” said Joe Bakaj, carnality president, powertrain engineering for Ford. “EcoBoost engines are alluring new barter to the Ford cast every day, and our plants are alive adamantine to accumulate up with demand.”
A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth assembly EcoBoost – a 2.0-liter assemblage – formed off the band at Ford’s Louisville, Ky.
EcoBoost technology combines abate all-embracing admeasurement with turbocharging, absolute bang and capricious valve timing to accompany barter outstanding achievement and ammunition economy. Ford EcoBoost engines bear up to 20 percent bigger ammunition abridgement than larger-displacement gasoline engines.
Ford’s all-around EcoBoost agent ancestors now includes the 1.0-liter three-cylinder; 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines; and the able 3.5-liter V6. EcoBoost technology is accessible in every arena Ford serves worldwide, and will be offered on about 80 percent of the company’s all-around nameplates by the end of this year.
Better ammunition ability – and lower ammunition bills – are the top affidavit for surging sales of alternative EcoBoost engines. At today’s gas prices, the EPA’s fuel-economy website estimates an boilerplate anniversary ammunition bill of $3,400 for a 2009 Ford F-150 2WD with a 5.4-liter V8 engine, but alone $3,000 for a 2013 F-150 2WD with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. At this rate, a customer would save an estimated $4,000 over a agent activity of 10 years and 150,000 miles.
Working, saving… from farms to patrolsBusinesses, too, are application EcoBoost-powered cartage to cut ammunition costs, while additionally arrest boxy jobs. “The Ford EcoBoost engines accommodate an boilerplate mile and a bisected advance over our V8-powered trucks at work,” said Lyle Azevedo, agile administrator for Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield, Calif., which is a above agriculturalist of carrots and added crops. “With a 150,000-mile activity aeon and with $3.50 a gallon gas, we’re activity to save over $300,000 on our agile of 80 trucks over their lifetimes.”
The New Mexico State Police was at aboriginal afraid to about-face from V8 engines to V6s with EcoBoost technology, said Lieutenant Tony Gonzalez, who manages the department’s agile of 60 Ford Police Interceptor sedans, 15 F-150 EcoBoost pickups and six Ford Fusion sedans able with EcoBoost engines.
“But we talked about the ammunition abridgement and today we’re attractive at a 10 to 15 percent ammunition abridgement advance and would be accepting alike added ammunition abridgement advance if we could accumulate our bottom out of them, but they’re so fun to drive,” said Gonzalez. “We absorb $250,000 to $300,000 a ages on fuel, so the accumulation to taxpayers absolutely adds up.”
Popularity, appeal ascent in North AmericaIn North America, centralized Ford abstracts shows that the EcoBoost agent is now the best recognised fuel-efficient agent amid consumers.
The acceptance of EcoBoost in North America is reflected in aerial booty ante on key models:-90 percent of Ford Escape models are able with 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines-50 percent of Fusion barter baddest one of three accessible EcoBoost models – the auto is accessible with the 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter variants-42 percent of F-150 trucks are purchased with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost.
This year, EcoBoost will be accessible on added than 90 percent of North American nameplates, ascent to 95 percent by 2015.
To accommodated appeal for the award-winning 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, Ford is advance about $200 actor to body the agent at its Cleveland, Ohio, agent plant, with assembly starting in 2014.
European expansionIn Europe, Ford is acceleration assembly accommodation at its Cologne, Germany, agent bulb to added than 1,000 engines a day. This move is in acknowledgment to able-bodied appeal for the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which was called International Agent of the Year in 2012 and 2013 by a console of auto journalists.
Already accessible on bristles European nameplates, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost agent will be adapted to 11 models by 2014. The three-cylinder assemblage is actuality called by a growing allotment of barter this year, accounting for 43 percent of B-MAX sales, 32 percent of Focus sales, 26 percent of Fiesta sales; and 24 percent of C-MAX and Grand C-MAX sales.
EcoBoost powertrains additionally are active aerial appeal for the Fiesta ST, with the1.6-liter EcoBoost, and Focus ST, with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost, while 18 percent of Kuga barter are allotment the 1.6-liter EcoBoost advantage in a articulation that commonly favors agent engines. About 40 percent added European barter are accustomed with EcoBoost technology today compared to 2011, centralized Ford abstracts shows.
The Cologne bulb additionally has amorphous assembly of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost for the North American market. The new 2014 Ford Fiesta – which goes on auction after this year – will be the aboriginal agent accessible in the United States with the 1.0-liter engine, and is accepted to be certified as the best fuel-efficient non-hybrid car accessible in the United States.
Growth in Asia PacificIn Asia Pacific, sales of EcoBoost cartage through August are up 202 percent year-over-year in 2013, including a 189-percent acceleration in China. Ford affairs to action the fuel-efficient agent in 20 cartage in the arena by mid-decade, a five-fold access from 2012.
Ninety-five percent of Kuga buyers in Asia Pacific are allotment the1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, while 90 percent of Edge owners and 62 percent of Mondeo buyers are opting for the able engines.
Ford will anon activate assembly of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost at the $500 actor Changan Ford agent bulb in Chongqing, China, which opened in June.