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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Audi diesel epilogue, electric F-150 conversions, EV infrastructure: The Week in Reverse

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Who got arrested on charges relating to VW's emissions cheating scandal? What company found low confidence in EVs among consumers? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 2, 2019.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Forget the F-150, XL Hybrids offers a plug-in F-250 to do real work

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As both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work. Ford has announced it is developing a plug-in hybrid F150, and Ford, GMC, Tesla, and startup automaker Rivian are all working on electric light--duty pickups. What none of them. Pickups Plug-in Truck

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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: 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 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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