COLOGNE, Germany - Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the International Engine of the Year, has won yet another major trophy, receiving the ÖkoGlobe Award at a ceremony in Cologne.
The ÖkoGlobe Award is a prestigious international environmental award for the automotive industry. The innovative Ford engine’s success came in the award’s ‘engines and powertrains’ category.
Ford of Germany chief, Bernhard Mattes, commented: “Sustainability is a pillar of our company’s strategy and the Ford brand philosophy. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is an excellent example of affordable, advanced technology with high customer value.”
The ÖkoGlobe jury comprised Matthias Machnig, minister for Economy, Labour and Technology, Thuringia, Ferdinand Dudenhöffer of the University of Duisburg/ Essen, Englebert Fassbinder from DEVK Insurance, Jurgen Brauckmann from TÜV Rheinland and the Cologne artist HA Schult.
Ford has won an ÖkoGlobe Award in each of the past five years. Last year, it received the trophy for the Transit Connect electric vehicle.