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    Report: Expert: 54.5 mpg CAFE standard can be reached without many plug-ins
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    Johnson Controls executive Brian Kesseler isn't likely to get any holiday presents this year from Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn or Tesla Motors head Elon Musk, but lots of other folks might be happy with what he has to say about automakers' efforts to reach stricter fleetwide fuel-economy ...

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    Report: Ford Fusion Energi qualifies for California HOV lane access
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    The approval of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid for California carpool lanes puts the Blue Oval into the winner's circle; tied with Toyota for the most fuel-efficient models approved for use in the Golden State's HOV lanes. To qualify for the high occupancy program, a vehicle must be ...

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    Breaking: With Chevy Silverado, GM promotes low cost-of-ownership instead of high MPG
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    General Motors has a couple of problems to deal with: a glut of pickups on dealer lots and the inability to claim best-in-class fuel economy for its usually strong-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup. In light of the situation, GM's marketing message has transmuted into something else: "hey, at ...

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    Official: Ford builds sweet 1.0-liter EcoBoost-powered Formula Ford [w/video]
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    Ford has announced a new version of its spec racer that pushes the bounds of what small-displacement, turbocharged engines can do. Formula Ford, as the name suggests, is a single-seat, open wheel race car powered by a (you guessed it) Ford powerplant. As the cars are made of lightweight ...

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    ETC: Ford compares 2013 Fusion EcoBoost engine to space shuttle
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    The 2013 Ford Fusion hasn't even gone on sale yet and it's made a bunch of connections: an appointment with NASCAR's Sprint Cup, star of its own music video, and a date with Ryan Seacrest. Now Ford has paired it with the Space Shuttle, but not for nothing: the MAR M246 nickel-cobalt-tungsten ...

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    Report: Ford to exceed EcoBoost target by 100,000 units
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    Ford is having a tough time in Europe right now and its per-share stock price is lagging, but that isn't stopping the automaker from exceeding other goals. The Detroit Free Press reports that sales of the Blue Oval's EcoBoost turbocharged engines are beyond expectations. In fact, Ford is ...

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    Ford ready to triple EcoBoost engine production in Europe
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    Ford keeps boldly moving forward with the old standby: gasoline. Just a little less of it. Today, Ford announced it will increase production of EcoBoost-powered vehicles in Europe three-fold in the coming years. In 2011, Ford made 141,000 EcoBoost engines and this number will jump to 480,000 in ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost officially rated at 23/33 MPG
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    When we drove the all-new Escape recently, Ford was still awaiting official EPA certification for fuel economy. Now, though, the numbers are in, and the Blue Oval can confidently state that it offers the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the small crossover segment... with an automatic transmission, ...

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    Official: Ford prices 2013 Fusion start-stop option at $295
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    When the 2013 Ford Fusion goes on sale this fall, it will be the first mid-size family sedan in North America to be offered with start-stop technology. But since not all buyers are open to the idea of having their engines turn off at stop lights to save fuel, Ford will be offering it as optional ...

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    Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part II: Ford
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    In response to my last column on this subject – Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach – commenter TxPatriot wondered why (non-hybrid) modern cars can't deliver the 53-58-mpg fuel economy he says his 1989 Geo Metro does. "I've yet to receive a ...

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    Video: J Mays talks about Ford's new EcoSport concept
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    We're not all that hopeful that the next generation Ford EcoSport will make its way to North America, but global markets ranging from Brazil to India should soon get their hands on a production version of this comely B-segment crossover. It's too bad that the Fiesta-sized EcoSport isn't likely ...

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    Official: Next Ford EcoSport now playing at New Delhi Auto Expo
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    While we've been consumed with the ramp-up to next week's Detroit Auto Show, there's a more pressing matter on the international car events calendar – this week's New Delhi Auto Expo. Ford Motor Company isn't overlooking the burgeoning biennial show, and it's taking the opportunity to ...

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    Review: 2012 Ford Edge Limited EcoBoost
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    EcoBoost Finds Right Mix Of Power, Efficiency The sport utility vehicle became an endangered species not long after fuel prices began to skyrocket. But while vehicle buyers changed their shopping habits, they didn't actually stray that far from the SUV formula. Many of today's hottest-selling ...

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    Ford reimagines Santa's sleigh with Evos design, EcoBoost power
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    Ever thought about how much CO2 is being emitted from Santa's reindeer? Neither have we, but Ford has. The folks at the Blue Oval figured out that Chris Kringle's road crew drops a knee-wobbling 214,670 tons of CO2 each year while delivering presents to 267 million homes. Those are sobering ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales
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    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall, EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent of all ...

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    Report: Ford: if more Americans knew we're fuel efficient, we could raise prices
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    Ford's Ecoboost technology may improve the fuel efficiency of the Blue Oval's cars, but there's one problem that the company's engineer's couldn't solve: making sure people know this. As Jim Farley, the Ford's global marketing chief, recently told Bloomberg, "There are 240 million people driving ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Formula Ford brings EcoBoost to open-wheel racing
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    We're officially grabbing our helmets and ready to go racing. in Frankfurt, Ford has pulled what must have been an unusually creased sheet off of its 2012 Formula Ford racecar, and while the shape is similar to Formula F racers from years past, it somehow appears altogether modern thanks to the ...

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    Report: 2012 Lincoln Navigator, 2013 MKS to get EcoBoost engines
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    Listen up, Lincoln fans, it's time to gear up for an onslaught of seven new or substantially revised vehicles by 2014. Reportedly included in that mix is an assortment of vehicles focused on sipping less fuel than one might expect of a typical Lincoln. Ford's global product chief, Derrick Kuzak, ...

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    Official: For $995, 2012 Ford Explorer gets EcoBoost treatment for 28 mpg; Edge gets 30 mpg
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    For 2012, Ford will bolster its EcoBoost commitment by equipping both the Explorer and the Edge with its turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This pint-sized mill boosts the Explorer's fuel economy rating to "segment-leading" status and pushes the Edge to the 30-mpg mark. The 2012 ...

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    Ford calls 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine a "hero"
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder – Click above for a high res image gallery
    Ford says its 1.6-liter EcoBoost delivers the best of both worlds – "performance combined with lower emissions." We won't argue against that. No doubt, the 1.6-liter gasser is an impressive mill. ...

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