DEARBORN (WKZO) -- The success of the EcoBoost engine line at Ford Motor Company is leading officials to expand the use of those motors. Ford says their workers have now built the two-millionth EcoBoost engine.
The automaker is now producing 100-thousand of the motors per month which is up from 70-thousand units built in April. Ford is also investing 200-million dollars into their engine facility in Cleveland and hopes produce 1.2-million EcoBoost engines this year.
Ford has put the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost in a wide range of vehicles including pickup trucks. Officials say they need to have greater fuel efficient engines to meet the government mandate of a corporate average fuel economy of 54.5-miles per gallon by 2025.