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Eaton Technologies Help Improve Performance and Efficiency on Six of Wards 10 Best Engines Winners

Date: January 17, 2018


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Power management company Eaton announced that its electric vehicle fuses and fuel- and emissions-saving technologies are on six of the 10 engines chosen by WardsAuto for its 24th annual “10 Best Engines” competition. The winners were honored today during a ceremony held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.


The Eaton technologies that are part of the winning engines and the six Eaton facilities that supply them include:


Valves – High performance, super alloy and lightweight:

  • Ford F-150 – 2.7L Turbocharged DOHC V-6 (Kearney, Nebraska)
  • Jaguar XE – 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Bielsko Biala, Poland and Bosconero, Italy)
  • Honda Civic Type R – 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Westminster, South Carolina)
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid – 2.5L DOHC I-4 (Westminster, South Carolina)


Bussmann Series Electric Vehicle Fuses – Power-dense and high-speed interruption capability:

  • Chevrolet Bolt – Permanent Magnetic Drive Motor (Juarez, Mexico)
  • Chrysler Pacifica – 3.6L DOHC V-6/dual electric motors (Pondicherry, India)


Eaton technologies have contributed to winning engines since the inception of Wards 10 Best Engines program. 


“While these awards go to automakers, none of these top engines and propulsion systems would be possible without the technology and innovations provided by suppliers,” said Drew Winter, senior content director, WardsAuto. “They create key pieces of the puzzle that make up every engine recognized by Wards as the 10 best.”    


“We are pleased to see many of our valued customers receiving this prestigious award, and Eaton is honored that its powertrain technologies are helping to advance engine development,” said Karl Sievertsen, vice president and general manager, Engine Air Management, Eaton Vehicle Group. “Our global engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to work closely with leading automakers to help them achieve their goals of improving fuel economy and lowering emissions, while delivering the levels of performance that consumers around the world are choosing.”


The WardsAuto 10 Best Engines competition pits the latest engines available in the U.S. market against the returning winners from the previous year. To be eligible, an engine must be available on a production vehicle that is on sale within the first quarter of 2018 and has a base price of less than $63,000. 


WardsAuto editors evaluate the vehicles in October and November during routine daily driving in the metropolitan Detroit area. Editors score each powertrain based on horsepower, torque, comparative specifications, noise attenuation, observed fuel economy and the application of new technology.


Eaton supplies the automotive industry with critical components that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance safety and overall vehicle performance. Principal products include superchargers, valvetrain components, torque control products, fluid conveyance components, light-duty transmissions, fuel emission and powertrain controls.


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


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