Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

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Ford celebrated the production start of the all-new F-150 at the Ford Rouge Center and confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.

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Analysis: What does the Ford F-150 Hybrid reveal about the F-150 Electric?

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With the release of tech details for the long-awaited 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid—and the rest of a redesigned lineup of F-150 trucks Thursday—Ford has passively sketched out much about its future for electrified trucks. The reveal of F-150 Hybrid details tell us a lot more

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Ford F-150 Electric details added, as production ramps up for gasoline and hybrid versions.

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As part of an announcement confirming the start of production for a new-generation 2021 F-150 pickup Thursday, Ford released a few new pieces of information about the upcoming fully electric version due in 2022.

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2021 Ford F-150 hybrid hits a new high for torque, if not mpg

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To that point, the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid due soon at dealerships should have more than enough twist to satisfy expectations.

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New Ford F-150 offering full hybrid powertrain option

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Ford has revealed its all-new F-150 pickup. The new F-150 targets the most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup, introduces all-new features to increase customer productivity, has new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates, and offers an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard—an integrated power generator. The all-new F-150 will be available this fall.

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Electric Ford F-150 prototype shown towing a freight train

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In Ford's first official tease of an all-electric F-150, released Tuesday—with a video here—a test mule is shown towing more than a million pounds. The prototype electric F-150 pickup pulled ten double-decker rail cars, weighing that amount, a distance of 1,000 feet. Then Ford loaded those cars up with 42 gas-powered F-150s

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Electric Ford F-150 video, Kia EV design, GM electric air taxis: Today’s Car News

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The electric F-150 will be “a workhorse, not a showhorse.” ” GM is thinking about flying air taxis powered by its batteries. And Kia is teasing the first of many EVs on the way. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: Just 23 mpg, but can power a worksite

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid has been a long time coming. Although the possibility has been suggested by company executives for years, it’s understandable why the hybrid version of such a strong American institution—America’s best-selling vehicle for almost 40 years—had to get it right from the start. As revealed Thursday

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Electric Ford F-150, hybrid pickup will both be made in Michigan

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The fully electric version of the Ford F-150 pickup is potentially due as soon as 2021. However Ford hasn’t yet confirmed exactly where the electric F-150 would be produced. A document provided by the UAW, posted by Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez, provided some resolution to that in a Crain's Detroit Business piece. The document

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Electric Ford F-150 pickup confirmed for Michigan assembly, likely for 2021

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plants and, as was reported then, included plans to keep high-visibility electrification plans for the F-150 in Michigan. In November the United Auto Workers ratified a four-year contract with Ford—one that included an agreement to invest more than $6 billion in U.S.

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit in Canada

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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Ford F-150 Hybrid, Mercedes’ upgradable platform, California mandates electric trucks: Today’s Car News

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid is out, and it doesn’t appear to go for the gold in gas mileage. Mercedes-Benz has a new partner to help make its cars perpetually upgradable machines. And California is mandating that commercial trucks go electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Thursday evening, Ford revealed the next generation of the. Today in Car News

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Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, GMC Hummer EV Crab mode, F-150 Electric plans: The Week in Reverse

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Which EV charging network revamped its pricing? Which model did Volkswagen call “the driving force” behind its pivot to electric cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending September 18, 2020.

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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 Hybrid, Lordstown Endurance, electric trucks in California: The Week in Reverse

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Ford revealed the next generation of the Ford F-150. Which carmaker ranked last in a leading study of new-vehicle quality? Why is it that one company plans to use battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies together? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 26, 2020. The Week In Reverse

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2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

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It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has been used for the bodies of several luxury cars before now, Ford's decision to deploy it on the best-selling and high-volume F-150 generated spirited discussions about the.

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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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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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Electric Ford F-150, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Honda electric cars: Today's Car News

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Ford presented its electric F-150 prototype in action. We got a first drive in a U.S.-spec spec Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. Honda is developing a dedicated electric platform for larger cars. And our latest Twitter poll rounds up all the best ads for EVs so far this year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid leads the. Today in Car News

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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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Ford invests $500M in Rivian to tackle Tesla, future electric vehicles

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F-150 RivianElectric vehicle company Rivian announced on Wednesday that Ford has invested $500 million in it, in return for Rivian's help developing a new electric Ford model. Rivian recently took $700 million in investment from Amazon and others. Rivian reportedly held talks with General Motors earlier in the year. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe told Bloomberg at.

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Tesla Autopilot update, electric Ford F-150, 2020 Honda Insight: Today's Car News

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A Canadian company already creates an electric F-150. The 2020 Honda Insight hybrid gets a slight price increase. Tesla's next big software release will bring significant changes to Autopilot. And we step back and ask if EV conversions matter today. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla plans to release a new version of its operating. Today in Car News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electric Ford F-150, fast charging at the bank, our Best Car To Buy cuts: Today’s Car News

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Ford confirms its electric F-150 and its battery will be made in Michigan. A new Electrify America partnership means you might not have to wade through a big-box parking lot to find a very fast road-trip charger. We look at what didn’t quite make our Best Car To Buy contenders list.

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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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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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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. To fit the OP engine—with its fundamentally different shape—into the F-150 engine bay, Achates packaged its engine in a V-shape (approx.

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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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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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Cybertruck and F-150 electric-truck buyer priorities very different, survey suggests

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The level of unwavering commitment from many Tesla fans to the brand and its products may have met its match: Brand allegiance runs deep in the truck world. Those who have owned a truck before want their electric truck to come from one of the established truck brands.

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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 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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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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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: 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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