In 2011 Ford offered their EcoBoost system in seven vehicles and in 2012 plans to increase the availability of this technology in 11 vehicles. This availability will triple the production capacity of EcoBoost-equipped Ford vehicles. The expanded availability in high-volume models makes fuel economy more affordable for hundreds of thousands of drivers.
“EcoBoost expansion and availability in high-volume nameplates such as the all-new Ford Escape and Fusion will make this affordable, fuel-saving technology to the heart of the market,” said Ford Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, and Safety Engineering Sue Cischke. “Ford is committed to delivering class-leading fuel economy for our customers, which benefits the environment and helps the U.S. move toward greater energy independence.”
By the end of 2012, nine Ford models will deliver or are anticipated to deliver an EPA-certified 40 MPG highway or higher, with still more fuel-efficient vehicles on the way. Of the 11 market segments in which Ford competes, the company leads in fuel economy customer satisfaction in six, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates APEAL study.
Ford’s electrified vehicle portfolio expands this year as well, with the introductions of the new C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Focus Electric battery electric vehicle.