Ford Designs EcoBoost Sleight For 21st Century Santa

We’re less than 48 hours from Christmas Day, and I personally can’t wait for the jolly fat man known as Santa to bring me my presents. Apparently Ford is fans of the fat man too, and they’ve released their design for a 21st century, EcoBoost powered sleigh for Santa. Isn’t that cute.

More than that though, according to Ford the EcoBoost Santa Sleigh is cleaner than the nine reindeer Santa is famous for enslaving to pull his sleigh. By Ford’s estimates, nine reindeer create 214,670 tons (?!?!?!) of CO2-equivalent emissions per year.

Ford’s 1.0 liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost would also save Santa a lot of money. The cost of the carrots Santa would have to feed his reindeer to cover the almost 125 million miles he has to cover on Christmas would be a staggering $191 million. The EcoBoost sleigh would cost only $19 million in fuel costs.

Santa could use a 21st century update…but Ford did leave out towing capacity. Can one three-cylinder EcoBoost engine haul more than nine North Pole reindeer? Sounds like a challenge to me, Santa.

So Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming Tuesday morning (I deserve a day off, damnit.)

Source: Ford

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.