US car manufacturer Ford is set to triple production of vehicles that include its fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine design.
Ford will offer the technology in 11 cars, up from seven last year. The company said the EcoBoost system improves fuel economy by up to 20 per cent compared to its standard model.
In 2011, Ford sold 127,833 vehicles equipped with EcoBoost engines.
Sue Cischke, vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering, said, ‘EcoBoost expansion and availability in high-volume nameplates such as the all-new Ford Escape and Fusion will take this affordable, fuel-saving technology to the heart of the market. Ford is committed to delivering class-leading fuel economy for our customers, which benefits the environment and helps the US move toward greater energy independence.’
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