Santa Claus is set to make his trip again around the world and Ford has proposed an Ecoboost powered concept sleigh which can save him 191,843 tonnes of CO2 and £110 million on fuel costs.
Santa Claus is set to make his trip again around the world and Ford has proposed an Evos inspired Ecoboost powered concept sleigh which can save him 191,843 tonnes of CO2 and £110 million on fuel costs.
Ford calculates that Santa's journey, which covers 200,237,360 km, costs in excess of £122 million on carrots to fuel his reindeer each year. By giving the team of famous reindeer a well deserved retirement and using the 1-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine instead would reduce Santa's fuel costs by 90 percent to just £12 million.
While Santa himself was unavailable for comment, Mrs Claus explained: "I am not looking forward to telling Donner and Blitzen the news, but the polar bears in the North Pole will certainly welcome the Ford EcoBoost-powered sleigh."
Mrs Claus continues: "I would of course back anything that means my husband can get home that bit quicker. Getting presents in a shorter amount of time to all the good children each year may even give him time to reconsider a few names on the naughty list. But I can't promise."
Of course all of this is in jest, but an interesting fact about the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is that its cylinder block is small enough to fit onto a single sheet of A4 paper, but still delivers up to 125 PS (92 kW / 123 hp) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) peak torque (with 200 Nm / 147 lb-ft overboost), which is comparable to a traditional 1.6-liter engine, giving it the highest power density of any Ford production engine to date.
Happy Holidays and drive safe!