Energy Saving Trust, a noted carbon reduction organisation has bestowed a prestigious award on the Ford 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine. This is for the second time that the company has won in the same category. In 2009 Fleet Hero Awards were presented to Ford EcoBoost due to its remarkable fuel saving technologies following launch of ECOnetic diesel engined vehicles and EcoBoost petrol engine range.
The awards were presented at Fleet Hero Awards when Ford was presented with the award in category of ‘Innovation in Car and Van Manufacturing’. These awards are specially offered to those auto makers who concentrate on innovation and new technologies which finds favor with fleet operators due to its lower auto emissions and higher level of fuel efficiency which makes these vehicles more economical to run on a daily basis. Ford EcoBoost engine is a small and compact engine offering enhanced fuel efficiency. It is seen on the Ford Fiesta, EcoSport, Focus, B-MAX, C-MAX and the Grand C-MAX.
Even as the company has received these prestigious awards for the Ford EcoBoost, Ford is expanding an engine fire investigation to Europe where there were 13 reports of fire in the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engines sold in Europe and used in Focus, Mondeo and Galaxy models. Last week the company recalled over 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion saloons in North America due to the 1.6 liter engine being overheated and leading to fire. Ford has not recalled any vehicles in Europe nor have they given any reason, yet.