Ford To Add EcoBoost Turbocharging and Direct Injection To 500,000 VehiclesMatt Hardigree1/08/08 3:03pmFiled to: Industry NewsecoboostCafeEnvironmentFordLincolnMercuryMks24EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you've been wondering what Ford's big plans were for dealing with the new energy bill and higher CAFE standards and guessed hybrids or electric cars &mdash you were wrong. Ford's big plan is to add turbocharging and direct injection to 500,000 vehicles, starting with the 2009 Lincoln MKS. Ford claims this technology will boost performance while also affordably decreasing gasoline usage. According to their numbers, an EcoBoost car can recoup the initial investment in the technology in 30 months, compared to 12 years for a hybrid and 7.5 years for a diesel. The press release detailing this wild technology below the jump.