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Ford celebrates engine milestone

The logo of Ford Motor Co is seen at the company's assembly plant after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2
The logo of Ford Motor Co is seen at the company's assembly plant after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2

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.

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