Ford celebrates its 500,000th EcoBoost engine

The Ford Motor Company is marking a significant milestone in its continued drive towards achieving greater fuel economy for its customers and less carbon emissions for the good of the environment sooner than many observers may have thought possible.

Ford car dealership owners around the UK and beyond are sure to be heartened by the news that the Michigan-headquartered manufacturers have just confirmed that they have finished production of their 500,000th EcoBoost engine; the landmark was reached at the Assembly Plant in Louisville, with the groundbreaking technology being installed into a 2013 Ford Escape.

Analysts are in agreement that the speed in which this milestone has been achieved was extremely impressive, given that the first EcoBoost only rolled off the production line around three years ago. As a mark of this increased determination to ramp up the economy of their vehicles both in their home country and elsewhere, the Ford group have confirmed that, by the end of this year, the number of US cars providing miles per gallon output which surpass the industry standard will be more than is offered by any other company.

The EcoBoost has become more and more widespread since it was first unveiled, and Ford's efforts to introduce it to as wide a range of cars as possible has been praised by the automotive journalism sector, with 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder, and 3.5-litre V6 editions all now available.

This revolutionary product was designed here in the UK at Ford's plant in Dunton, Essex, and one of the upcoming Ford cars for sale in which it will be featured in Britain is the 2013 Fiesta, which is currently receiving a growing number of positive reviews, in part due to this reported increase in efficiency. It is the 1.0 litre EcoBoost's presence in the US Fiesta which is most noteworthy, however, as an engine this small rarely becomes widely sold on the other side of the Atlantic.

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