Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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EcoBoost engine leads Ford F-150 sales

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The 365hp, 3.5litre twin-turbocharged V6 Ford F-150 is outselling ALL other six-cylinder trucks combined, according to Ford. The F-150 EcoBoost is the highest volume vehicle in Ford’s expanding line-up of cars, trucks and SUVs. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford EcoBoost Ford EcoBoost engine Ford F-150 Ford F-150 enginesNeed proof of the popularity of economical engines?

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine.

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As expected, 2018 Ford F-150 gets V-6 diesel engine option

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Monday morning, Ford revealed details of the new diesel-powered 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke, which it claims will achieve an EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating of 30 mpg highway when it goes on sale this spring. Ford's best-selling full-size pickup truck will be powered by a diesel engine for the first time in its 70-year history.

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2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

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Dthe weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn''t quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the F-150 compare to other trucks in terms of lifetime carbon footprint? DON''T MISS: Electric Car Life-Cycle Analysis: Renault Fluence ZE Vs Diesel, Gas Models From that

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Ford F-150 pick-up truck goes hybrid

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One of the most well known pick-up trucks in the world has now gone hybrid, after Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc launched a converted plug-in hybrid version of the Ford F-150. The vehicle, which is the highest volume selling in the US, will be equipped with Quantum’s new “F-Drive” hybrid system, the PHEV F-150. [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford F-150 Ford F-150 hybrid plug-in hybrid Quantum Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine ( earlier post ) this month. The F-150 Power Stroke diesel features a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.83

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2018 Ford F-150 gains new efficient V6s, 10-speed, diesel

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The 2018 Ford F-150 introduces an even smaller, more efficient 3.3-liter V6 that adds dual port and direct-injection technology to deliver more power and torque than the previous 3.5-liter V6, plus improved projected EPA-estimated gas mileage. F-150 also adds an available all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel—designed, engineered and tested in-house—paired with the 10-speed automatic. The first diesel engine offered for F-150 will be available next spring.

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Ford introduces new engines on F-150

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The brand new Ford F-150 has been boosted by a powertrain overhaul which includes four new truck engines, all of which are linked to a six-speed automatic transmission and each delivering better fuel economy. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford F-150 EcoBoost Ford F-150 engines Ford F150 new Ford F-150

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2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

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The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum body and available downsized 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 were meant to increase gas mileage. But those weren't the only tricks Ford had up its sleeve. DON'T MISS. aerodynamics Fuel Economy Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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Westport adds natural gas F-150 to lineup

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will offer the newly launched natural gas powered Ford F-150 featuring the Westport WiNG Power System in both the United States and Canada. The Westport WiNG powered Ford F-150 will offer customers a range of options to meet differing needs, in a variety of cab, bed and driveline configurations. Pricing and details on how to order Westport WiNG powered F-150 trucks will be available in September. Westport Innovations Inc.

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2017 Ford F-150 pickup gas mileage rises to 21 mpg combined

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The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight fuel-economy bump this year, via the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an updated 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. Equipped with this powertrain, the 2017 F-150 is rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city, 25 highway) with rear-wheel drive, and 20 mpg combined.

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2016 Ford F-150 offers ability to run on compressed natural gas, propane

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Ford will offer the 2016 F-150 with an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter V8-powered models to run on compressed natural gas or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup. These include: 2016 F-150.

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2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

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The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. Buyers, dealers, and the whole industry are paying close attention to information about the next generation 2015 Ford F-150, the first all-new design of Ford''s truck since the 2009 model. market, so any changes to Ford''s premier truck mean a lot.

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2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propane

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Ford F-150 range extender revealed

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A range extended electric conversion of the Ford F-150 has been revealed as part of the 2010 National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit. Tags: Ford Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news ALTe Electric cars electric trucks Ford F-150 electric Ford F-150 range extender Ford range extender green trucks hybrid trucks National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit Remy

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2017 Ford F-150: new 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

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The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup will be the first mass-market vehicle to go on sale with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The transmission—co-developed with General Motors—will be paired with an upgraded 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6. Ford says the combination will yield greater fuel economy in the aluminum-bodied. EcoBoost Fuel Economy Transmissions

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Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop. The 2015 Ford F-150 became available to drivers in late 2014. Johnson Controls also makes the seats and supplies the interior hard trim for the 2015 Ford F-150.

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Alliance AutoGas unveils Propane Port Fuel Direct Injection system for Ford F-150

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=Alliance AutoGas (AAG) has successfully engineered Propane Port Fuel Direct Injection (P-PFDI) conversion systems for the 2018 Ford F-150 in two engine choices: 3.3 EcoBoost on the 2018 F-150. The 2018 F-150 is only the beginning of P-PFDI technology for Alliance. Liter V6 and 5.0 Liter V8. This new technology features autogas as the primary fuel, while strategically utilizing gasoline as a combustion lubricant.

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F-150 air curtain technology improves aerodynamics and fuel efficiency

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The 2015 Ford F-150 is the most aerodynamically efficient F-150 ever, due in part to new aero curtains that reduce wind drag by guiding airflow across the front wheels. With the new F-150, an extensive amount of time was spent running aerodynamic simulations and doing wind tunnel tests. Major advances in our computational fluid dynamics capability let us quickly see how we could improve airflow while maintaining the tough truck looks expected from F-150.

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XL Hybrids adds Ford F-250 hybrid to F-150 plug-in hybrid pickups; production to start in March

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Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Boston-based XL Hybrids unveiled both a Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup fitted with its XLH hybrid system and an F-150 light-duty pickup with its XLP plug-in hybrid. The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020.

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Ford begins production of CNG-capable F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2014 F-150 with the gaseous fuel prep option, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, and pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. 2014 F-150 light-duty pickup.

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2017 Ford F-150 with 10-speed automatic to arrive at dealers next month

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Beginning next month, buyers will be able to order the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. In the F-150, it will be paired with an upgraded 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. The transmission—co-developed with General Motors—is the first of its kind in a production vehicle. EcoBoost Fuel Economy

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2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge

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The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck won''t be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show until tomorrow morning, but some details of its innovations to boost gas mileage have emerged already. Ford apparently gave exclusive details to The New York Times, which reports that the new truck will use an aluminum body and pickup bed, cutting 450 pounds or

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Ford unveils next-gen F-150; up to 700 lbs lighter, new 2.7L EcoBoost with stop-start

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2015 F-150. Ford introduced the all-new Ford F-150 at its press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Aluminum alloys are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving weight. Click to enlarge.

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Dow Automotive providing BETAMATE aluminum binding adhesives for Ford F-150

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Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is the structural adhesives supplier for the 2015 Ford F-150, which launched in November. With a front-end, cab, box and tailgate made out of aluminum alloy and a frame made out of high-strength, lightweight steel, the F-150 utilizes BETAMATE structural adhesives for durability, weight reduction and improved manufacturing efficiencies.

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Westport offering dedicated LPG package for 2016 Ford 5.0L F-150

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F-150 trucks. This new liquid propane system will be offered in addition to Westport’s compressed natural gas (CNG) package for 2016 Ford F-150 trucks. Designed to transport passengers and cargo, the 2016 Ford F-150 offers a 5.0 Westport Innovations Inc. will offer dedicated liquid propane systems for 2016 Ford 5.0L Both fuel options are part of the Westport WiNG Power System and are expected to be certified to EPA and CARB standards.

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Ford to offer 2014 F-150 with natural gas option

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CNG Ford F-150. Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer in the US with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The Ford F-150 averages 23 mpg on the highway (10.2 2014 F-150 light-duty pickup.

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Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in summer 2018

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Now, the Ford F-150 is getting in on the action with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel of its own. Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. General Motors sells diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons. turbodiesel V-6

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Ford using REPREVE recycled polyester yarn in new F-150

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Now, this innovative fiber is available in the in the all-new F-150. By using REPREVE in the all-new Ford F-150, we are reconfirming our commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials in our vehicles. Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to bring environmentally responsible, high-performance REPREVE recycled polyester yarn to many Ford vehicles. Earlier post.)

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2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

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Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Now another piece of information has leaked out: Ford will offer an F-150 SFE model, a special option package that boosts fuel economy ratings slightly higher than

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2015 Ford F-150: Full Details From Detroit Auto Show

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Ford has released full details on the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and with a host of new technologies and engines, it may be the most advanced full-size truck ever. The company says it''s tougher, smarter, and more capable than ever before--and looking at the styling, it''s hard to argue on the first point. We''re aware that many of our readers are less

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2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

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The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility and efficiency. To that end, Ford has given the new F-150 an aluminum body, a decision that has proved controversial among at least some potential buyers. F-150 chief engineer Sometimes, selling a vehicle can be harder than making it.

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Ford F-150 plants recycle enough aluminum for 30,000 trucks a month

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With the aluminum-bodied F-150 full-size pickup truck, Ford took a material previous used only in low-volume sports cars and luxury sedans and applied it to the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. It also gave Ford a further opportunity to lower the F-150's overall carbon footprint by using recycled material.

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2015 Ford F-150 offers highest EPA-estimated fuel economy among full-size gasoline-powered pickups

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The new 2015 Ford F-150 ( earlier post ) 4x2 with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (12.4, That is 5% to 29% better than current F-150 models, depending on engine and driveline configuration on the combined cycle. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance.

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Ford Details Small Fuel-Saving Engine For Big F-150 Lineup

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liters, but that''s exactly what the 2015 Ford F-150 will use when you tick the Ecoboost box in the dealership. It''s been a while since full-size trucks have used engines as small as 2.7 It''s not just 2.7 liters, of course--you also get six cylinders and two turbochargers, and it''s those that Ford says gives it capability and performance to match

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Ford: new F-150 features more than 100 new patents and/or patent applications

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Ford announced that its new 2015 F-150 ( earlier post ) 2015 Ford F-150 features more than 100 new Ford patents and/or patent applications, making this vehicle a benchmark for new technologies in Ford’s history, and its most patented truck.

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Ford releases fuel economy figures for new F-150 diesel

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A full-sized pickup that can get 30 mpg sounds impressive, and it is. Ford has released the fuel economy ratings for the new F150 Powerstroke diesel, and that's the highway rating for the two-wheel drive model. In the city it's rated to get 22 mpg from its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, and gets a combined rating of 25 mpg in mixed driving. Diesel Pickups

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Ford F-150 Hybrid Pickup Truck By 2020 Reconfirmed, But Diesel Too?

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A hybrid version of the Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is still in the works, the Dearborn carmaker's CEO confirmed this week. Ford product chief Raj Nair had confirmed two years ago that the company was working on a hybrid F-150, but little has been heard about it since. And it appears there may be a diesel version as well. DON'T MISS: Toyota. Trucks

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Ford recycles up to 20M lbs of aluminum per month in closed-loop system; equivalent to 30K F-150 bodies

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Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds (10,000 short tons, 9 million kg) of aluminum stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150.

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Ford F-150 fuel economy improves with all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

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Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates—city, highway and combined ratings—by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; the 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine.

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Westport secures EPA certification for the Dedicated CNG and Bi-fuel CNG 2016 Ford F-150

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F-150 trucks for Model Year (MY) 2016. F-150—the best selling vehicle in both the United States and Canada. The F-150 5.0L Westport also has pending certifications for the F-150 dedicated CNG (CARB); F-150 dedicated LPG (EPA and CARB); Transit Van/Wagon 3.7L The F-150 is available with a 2016 MY 5.0L Westport Innovations Inc.

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Electrics, hybrids soar in Norway, China; Ford F-150 diesel; gas mileage flat; E30 ethanol? Today's Car News

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Today, news from Norway about electric cars (and streetlights), gas mileage stuck in a rut, a new wrinkle on ethanol, and a new diesel for the Ford F-150 pickup truck promises higher fuel efficiency. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

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