DEARBORN (WWJ) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that its EcoBoost engine equipped Ford F-150 pickup truck had reached 400,000 sales in the United State since its launch in February 2011.
Ford said F-150 EcoBoost owners collectively are saving an estimated 45 million gallons of gas annually, all while towing and hauling more than the competition.
And, Ford noted a bit tartly, this estimated 45 million gallons of fuel savings exceeds the estimated fuel savings of all Toyota and Tesla plug-in electrified vehicles sold in the United States.
F-150 EcoBoost helped F-Series surpass 60,000 sales in October, the sixth-straight month it achieved this milestone – and the first time since the period of April through September 2006. This includes outselling the nearest competitor in the western United States by 67 percent, where the housing and technology industries are driving truck sales and where EcoBoost technology is proving particularly popular.
Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.
“F-150 EcoBoost is a great example of how our customers save at the pump while outworking the competition,” says Scott.
Ford recently celebrated the 2-millionth EcoBoost engine produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line. Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving engine production higher. Factory output now averages more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 units in 2012.
EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers outstanding performance and fuel economy. This year, EcoBoost will be available on more than 90 percent of North American nameplates, rising to 95 percent by 2015.
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