Turbos used to mean high power -- but in EcoBoost-equipped Ford F-150s like this high-end Limited model, they mean V6 fuel economy with something close to V8 power. Photo credit: Ford.

Ford (NYSE:F) has had a lot of success with its EcoBoost line of turbocharged engines. The five EcoBoost power plants have made their way to more and more Ford models, where they couple outsized performance with right-sized fuel economy.

But Ford raised eyebrows this week when an executive said that all of Ford's gasoline engines could eventually end up being turbocharged. And more eyebrows were raised when a Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH:VWAGY) executive said that all of the VW brand's gasoline engines would be turbocharged within a few years.

What's going on here? In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at the resurgence of turbocharging in this fuel-conscious era -- and at whether other manufacturers are likely to jump on this trend as well.


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