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Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine applauded

Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine applauded

Respected carbon reduction organisation the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has awarded Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine with its Innovation in Car and Van Manufacturing prize.

The award is presented to manufacturers which successfully display that they are investing in innovation and new technologies to provide lower carbon vehicle options for fleet operators.

During its annual Fleet Hero Awards ceremony, the EST pointed out that the critically-acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine from Ford ticked all the right boxes needed to achieve the honour.

Ian Featherstone, transport knowledge manager at the EST and awards judge, explained: "Cutting edge, clever engineering like Ford's EcoBoost has allowed a tiny engine to punch well above its weight and has reopened the debate about the relative merits of petrol and diesel."

This is the latest award bagged by the Ford EcoBoost engine. The motor earned the title of International Engine of the Year earlier in 2012, before being presented with the Dewar Trophy for outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry last month.

Posted by Craig Salter
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