Ford Edge News
Ford's Edge crossover is a popular model in the automaker's lineup and one enjoying strong sales, but it's never really piqued the interest of green car buyers. That could change with the next generation model, which could be offered as a hybrid, according to some sources. Ford's current lineup lacks a hybrid crossover option, since last year's Escape switched to Ecoboost four-cylinder turbocharged units. For those who enjoyed the previous Escape Hybrid's impressive mileage, utility and longevity, the current Fusion and C-Max hybrids are slim consolation. It's the current Fusion Hybrid that...
2012 Ford Edge With 2.0-Liter Ecoboost Four Gets 30 MPG Highway Rating
It's taken a very long time to get here, but the 2012 Ford Edge fitted with the Ecoboost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine may be worth the wait. The website FordInsideNews reports that the Ecoboosted Edge will receive EPA gas-mileage ratings of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, for a combined rating...John Voelcker
Chinese EV Manufacturer BYD Announces New European Headquarters
Having recently announced plans for its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, Chinese battery specialists and electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has now announced that it will establish its new European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The Shenzhen-based automaker is likely to build its latest...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
More Mixed Messages From BYD, Claims E6 is U.S. Safety Ready
Chinese battery firm and electric car company Build Your Dreams (BYD) have claimed their E6 all electric crossover SUV is ready for the U.S. market. Following tightly behind an announcement at the start of May that BYD were opening a U.S. sales headquarters in Los Angeles, BYD public relation...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?
Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps more often make smaller engines perform like bigger ones to give fuel economy. In brief, a turbocharger uses exhaust gases to...John Voelcker
Smaller-More-Efficient Engines II: Ford EcoBoost Effort Expands
We said it on Friday: Smaller, more efficient engines are going to be the main way we increase gas mileage in the next few years (in that case, a four-cylinder 2010 Buick LaCrosse). This morning, Ford has underlined that theme once more by announcing three new applications of their EcoBoost engines...John Voelcker
Continuing the trend of raising gas mileage by using smaller, more powerful engines, Ford is set to launch its first four-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the 2011 Ford Edge, which will be unveiled at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show next week. We've written before about Ford's EcoBoost system, which uses direct injection and turbocharging to produce horsepower and torque that's equivalent to a much larger engine. First four for Edge The 2011 Edge will have the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four that Ford announced last fall. It develops 230 horsepower, comparable to the 240 hp of a 3.0-liter V-6--but fuel economy...