Source: Ford Motor Company
Ford’s popular fuel-saving technology that automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop – a feature found today on the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Escape Hybrid and some Ford cars in Europe – will soon be added to conventional cars, crossovers and SUVs in North America.
“Ford’s start-stop technology conserves fuel and eliminates emissions at every vehicle idle opportunity once customer comfort and convenience are assured – this is good for the environment,” Sorgenfrei said.
- EcoBoost engines, which combine turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing or Ti-VCT, with downsizing to deliver outstanding fuel economy without sacrificing performance
- Improved and highly fuel-efficient TDCi turbo-diesel engines in European models with low emissions and high levels of refinement
- Electric power steering, which eliminates the engine-driven hydraulic pump, lines and fluid
- Six-speed transmissions, which enable engines to run more efficiently by always selecting the best gear for fuel economy
- PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission, which efficiently sends the engine’s power through the transmission without relying on a torque converter or hydraulic pumps