Ford Sells 1 Million EcoBoost F-150s, Saves Customers 13 Supertankers of Fuel Per Year
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Ford started using twin-turbo EcoBoost engines in the F-150, but they’ve now reached an important milestone. One million EcoBoost-equipped F-150s have been sold, and the combined fuel that they save is astronomical.
According to Ford, the amount of fuel saved by using an EcoBoost engine over the standard V6 or V8 engine amounts to 110 million gallons. According to AAA, the average gas price for a gallon is $2.30. That’s some $253 million saved ever year, based on current prices. It’s also enough gasoline to fill 13 supertankers.
By choosing the 2.7L EcoBoost, you’ll save approximately enough fuel to highway drive from New York to San Francisco. I’ve made that flight before, and I can say with 100% certainty that I’d be happier behind the wheel of a F-150 than in coach on an Airbus.
Are you convinced yet of the benefits of the EcoBoost?
Apparently many customers are. The EcoBoost engines — the 2.7L that I adore and the 3.5L — make up 60% of total F-150 sales. The 2.7L is selling extremely well and Ford has taken orders for 13,000 trucks equipped with that engine in the past two months.
The fuel economy story is just beginning, starting in 2017 the F-150 will have the new 10-speed automatic transmission, and the 3.5L EcoBoost gets start / stop technology to help save even more fuel while cutting emissions.
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