Ford to Introduce New EcoBoost Engine and Dual-Clutch Gearbox Next Year

July 22, 2009 / No Comments

The Ford EcoBoost strategy for the coming year got its own boost through an announcement made at the 2010 model year preview in Dearborn, Michigan. The next generation EcoBoost 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine will arrive in 2010. The engine upgrade will be coupled with the debut of a Powershift six-speed dual clutch gearbox. For the future, Ford is advocating the use of ...

Ford hopes to electrify 10%-25% of its vehicles by 2020

July 3, 2009 / No Comments

Ford Motor Company expects to electrify around 10% to 25% of its vehicles in one way or the other by 2020.  According to Nancy Gioia, director of hybrid vehicle programs of Ford Motor Company, the first step towards achieving the company’s vehicle-electrification goal is “to convince drivers that plugging-in makes sense.” [caption id="attachment_5803" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Ford Mustangs ... waiting to be ...

Ford’s 65 mpg Fiesta ECOnetic Not in US

September 10, 2008 / No Comments

The technology evolved a lot and diesel cars these days run smoothly, are just as clean or cleaner than those running on gas and some 30% percent more fuel-efficient. Take the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic which gets an astonishing 65 mpg and will go on sale from November, in Europe, and only Europe. For financial reasons which makes it a pricey ...