Ford to increase production of Mustang Mach-E engine

Photo Ford Motor Co. is raising output of the Mustang Mach-E engine by more than 50 percent next year as automakers spurn diesels in favor of diesels with vastly superior fuel efficiency, according to…

Ford to increase production of Mustang Mach-E engine

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Ford Motor Co. is raising output of the Mustang Mach-E engine by more than 50 percent next year as automakers spurn diesels in favor of diesels with vastly superior fuel efficiency, according to Automotive News.

In a memo to employees obtained by Automotive News, Ford’s global engine group chair Allen Parry wrote that the company would increase production of the Mustang Mach-E from its primary facilities in Flat Rock, Michigan and Redford, Michigan.

The Mach-E is based on the Roush unit of Ford’s supercharger supplier. The engine has 315 cubic inches of displacement and uses some of the sophisticated turbocharging technology that makes Ford’s EcoBoost engines more fuel efficient.

Both the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro have discontinued their diesel versions to concentrate on those with more efficient gasoline engines.

In a forecast from the Society of Automotive Engineers last year, the Society said that diesels accounted for only 6 percent of the vehicles in the United States, down from 25 percent in 2013, due to “a notable decline in diesel engine sales.”

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