Christmas is so special indeed and for this year Christmas, Ford’s UK division is planning of a green Christmas as the Ford’s engineers took their time to just bring the Santa Claus’ sledge.
However, there is something different between the past Santa’s sledge and today Santa’s new ride. Well, for the 21st century, Santa’s ride does not come with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course Rudolph. Well, those all reindeers are now replaced with a gasoline engine, the company’s 1.0 liter EcoBoost three- cylinder unit.
The designer of the new Santa’s ride, Paul Wraith stated that the vehicle dropped with a knee- wobbling 214,670 tons of CO2 emission every year while delivering presents to 267 million homes. The new mechanical horse- power on the new Santa’s sledge also benefit Santa Claus’ deficit as Ford take to account that to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas Eve, he needs to travel around 200,237,360 km or around 124,448,328 miles away which needs £122 million equal to US$191 million or €147 million on carrots to stimulate his reindeer yearly.
That is actually not good condition, so Ford decided to make use of the company’s 1 liter EcoBoos engine under the Santa’s ride’s hood which produces output of 125 ps and 170 Nm of torque or 200 Nm on overboost. The EcoBoost engine also delivers reduced CO2 emission by 191,843 tons. The company stated that Santa’s fuel costs will be reduced by 90 percent to just £12 million or equal to US$19.1 million or €14.7 million.
The company also claimed that the vehicle is indeed good for the environment. However, it seems that Santa’s significant other likes the boosted 1.0-liter and even pointed out that the new sled would pay for Santa’s extra time to reconsider the naughty list. It means there’s still a little hope for the MyFord Touch team.
Wraith also said that the team was already planning of the concept sleigh mark II. It may go to be empowered with electric battery technology, knowing that the team is working on a zero- emission ride.