Sep 18 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by Shane McGlaun
Ford Motor Company announced this week that it was celebrating a milestone for us turbocharged EcoBoost engines. Ford has now produced 2 million of those engines globally since the line launched in 2009. Ford also notes that consumer demand for vehicles using EcoBoost engines continues to grow.
Ford is now producing more than 100,000 of these engines each month compared 65,000 monthly it was producing in 2012. The 2 millionth EcoBoost engine produced was placed under the hood of a Ford Escape and was a 2.0-liter unit.
The milestone engine was built at Ford's Louisville Kentucky plant. The Ecoboost family now includes a 1.0-liter three cylinder, 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, and 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The largest engine in line is 3.5-liter V6.
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.
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