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.