As electric vehicles ramp up production and become mainstream over the next decade, the future of the internal combustion engine (ICE) might seem cloudy. The fact is, gas-powered cars and trucks will still remain a significant share of the new car market in the coming decade. For Ford, this means the EcoBoost and EcoBoost Turbocharger line of engines will remain an essential part of its future.
The Future Is Now
In early 2022, Ford reorganized its corporate structure to form two new entities, “Ford Model e” and “Ford Blue”. Ford Model e Division is positioned to innovate and compete against both established and new EV market competitors. Meanwhile, Ford Blue Division will remain its profit center and serve the market with exciting and competitive ICE vehicles for many years to come.
Jim Farley, Ford President and CEO commented on the state of Ford's tech future:
“Ford Blue’s mission is to deliver a more profitable and vibrant ICE business, strengthen our successful and iconic vehicle families and earn greater loyalty by delivering incredible service and experiences. It’s about harnessing a century of hardware mastery to help build the future.”
EcoBoost Leads The Way
A quick look at Ford’s current product line reveals the importance of EcoBoost. Every gas-powered Ford passenger vehicle, pickup, or van offers an EcoBoost engine as either standard or optional equipment. First introduced in 2009, EcoBoost harnessed turbocharging and direct injection to provide lighter, smaller engines with both increased fuel economy and power output. You can learn more about how turbochargers work here. A showcase of advanced Ford engineering, EcoBoost engines are a key part of meeting tougher EPA fuel economy standards while still giving customers impressive performance.
EPA And EcoBoost Engines
Over the last few administrations, fuel economy standards have been in flux. Earlier this year, the EPA finalized the latest Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements for 2024-2026. These new standards mandate an industry-wide fleet average of about 49 MPG combined for passenger vehicles and light trucks by the 2026 model year.
The new CAFE rules are a bit confusing. Not every vehicle must achieve 49 MPG. The EPA uses complex formulas to calculate the requirements, with separate standards for cars and trucks. A fuel economy target is based on the vehicle’s footprint (track width and wheelbase). Looking ahead, Ford is in an excellent position to meet or exceed these stringent fuel economy requirements. With a full range of EcoBoost-equipped gas models, along with hybrids and EVs, Ford’s future is full of promise.
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