Ford Celebrates 500,000th EcoBoost Engine Produced at Louisville Assembly Plant image

Recently Ford celebrated the 500,000th fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine that was fitted into a 2013 Ford Escape manufactured at the Louisville Assembly Plant.

Production of the highly successful EcoBoost engine began in 2009, and after three years the company managed to hit the milestone of 500,000th engine. This accomplishment is of utmost importance for Ford which plans to become the leader in the fuel economy industry, surpassing Toyota and any other automaker.

By the end of December customers will have the possibility to choose from 8 Ford models which are able to offer 40 or more miles per gallon, which is double than the number offered in 2011 and more than any other car maker. Recently, Ford also introduced the Fusion hybrid, which is the most fuel efficient mid-size sedan in the world, rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined. The C-Max Hybrid surpassed the Toyota Prius v, being rated at combined 47 mpg.

At the beginning of 2013 the Ford Fusion fitted with the EcoBoost engine, will also enter the South American market, which means that the fuel-saving technology will be present in all Ford’s markets. The EcoBoost was introduced in 2009 with the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine fitted in the 2010 Taurus SHO, which sold 9,946 units by the end of that year.