Ford Transforms Its Transmissions

LCT Magazine
Posted on May 8, 2008
NO NEED TO SPEED TO GREEN: Ford Motor Co.'s plans to use 6-speed transmissions proves you don't have to go green to run lean. Today's announcement shows how steadily advancing technologies can make engines run more efficiently and save fuel. All is not lost for fossil-fueled vehicles, as they undoubtedly will run smoother and cleaner in coming years. In fact, today's engines overall run far more efficiently than comparable ones during the last spike in gas prices during the late 1970s. Nearly all Ford vehicles will have the 6-speed transmissions by 2012. Ford announcement here.

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