Ford's strategy to deliver fuel-saving technology across its lineup is helping customers conserve at the pump, with F-150 owners making a big dent in gasoline usage, according to the automaker.
In fact, F-150 EcoBoost owners collectively are saving an estimated 45 million gallons of gasoline annually. Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4L V-8-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 4x4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4x2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined, according to the automaker.
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, according to Ford. This year, EcoBoost will be available on more than 90 percent of North American nameplates, rising to 95 percent by 2015.