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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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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

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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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

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

Musk On VW, Ford F-150 Hybrid, 2015 Mercedes S550e Driven: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signs a proposal to force Volkswagen to develop zero-emission vehicles as penance for its diesel cheating, a Ford F-150 hybrid is reconfirmed by the company's CEO, and we drive the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid.

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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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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

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

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 Gas Mileage: Best Among Gasoline Trucks, But Ram Diesel Still Highest

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Perhaps no gas-mileage ratings have been as eagerly awaited this fall as those for the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. The redesigned full-size truck with an aluminum body and pickup bed was expected to get better gas-mileage numbers than earlier F-150s. And it has, with a top rating of 22 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway) for the most

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Aluminum-Body 2015 Ford F-150 Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating For Crash Safety

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The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, with its aluminum body and bed mounted on a conventional steel frame, represents a huge gamble by Ford on its highest-volume vehicle line. Cutting weight can be one of the most effective tactics to increase fuel economy, but it doesn''t necessarily come cheap. The company says that some models of the full-size pickup are. Green Lightweight NHTSA Truck aluminum crash tests pickup weight reduction

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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

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

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The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be more fuel-efficient than the full-size pickup truck with a steel body that it replaces. Riding on a traditional steel chassis, the aluminum body of the new F-150 will cut weight by 700 pounds or more, improving gas mileage ratings. But that efficiency comes at a price. But since aluminum is

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2016 Chevy Volt Priced, Used Tesla Model S Electric Cars, 2016 Ford F-150 CNG: Today's Car News

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Today, we have pricing information for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the debut of Tesla's certified pre-owned program for electric cars, and a new natural gas option for the 2016 Ford F-150. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got more updates for our April plug-in electric car sales report. Tesla drag racing, Toyota irony, and the Audi Q6. Today in Car News

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2016 Chevy Volt Review, Ford F-150 Diesel, CA Electric-Car Tax Bill: Today's Car News

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Today, we review the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, a Ford F-150 diesel could go up against the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on fuel economy, and California legislators pass a bill that would allow out-of-state electric-car buyers to delivery in California tax free. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Starcraft e-Quest XL is the country's cleanest yellow. Today in Car News

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One Ford F-150 Pickup Driver Profile--Why He Likes Electric Cars

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It started with a story on how what technologies we expect to be used for the 2015 Ford F-150 to boost its fuel economy from the current 18 mpg combined to 22 mpg combined or higher. As we noted in our roundup of most popular stories last year, the topic of covering pickup trucks turned controversial on Green Car Reports this year.

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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 Diesel Will Beat Ram EcoDiesel For Fuel Efficiency: Report

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The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal may have damaged diesel's reputation, but several carmakers are moving ahead regardless with plans to offer more diesel powertrains in the U.S. In part, that's because diesel engines are proving to be an effective way to improve efficiency--in trucks and SUVs particularly. Ford may now be the latest. Trucks Fuel Economy

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

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The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company. The redesigned version of Ford''s best-selling model promises to be more fuel-efficient, but many analysts have asked about aluminum''s cost, durability, and ease of repair. Yet a new study claims that buyers are, if nothing else, intrigued. The study

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2017 Ford F-150 to offer 2nd-gen 3.5L EcoBoost with dual direct and port fuel injection; 10-speed automatic

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The 2017 Ford F-150 will offer an all-new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine. The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall.

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Future Ford F-150 MPG, Electric Motorcycle Guide, 5-Cent Gasoline: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We look at what could raise fuel efficiency in the next Ford F-150 pickup truck, we run down electric motorcycle options this year, and cheer the passing of Venezuela''s soon-to-vanish gas price: 5 cents per gallon. All this and more on Green Car Reports. After an incident in which faulty garage wiring may have caused a

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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Tesla's Impact, 2015 BMW Active Tourer Details, 2015 Ford F-150 Buyer Views: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla''s significance for the Silicon Valley tech industry, more details on the 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and a new report finds buyers are intrigued by the 2015 Ford F-150. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week''s biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature. Buyers are intrigued by the

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.

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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CleanFUEL USA teams with Westport for propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150

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F-150 propane truck. Westport’s F-150 with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or propane, offers Ford QCM/QVM warranty protection with expected EPA and CARB certifications. The F-150 includes Ford’s new propane gaseous-prep package, now available on model year 2016 vehicles. Westport is a Ford QVM; the F-150 LPG-certified truck with the Westport WiNG Power System is supported by the Ford OEM warranty, and is now available to order.

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Autopilot nomenclature, 2017 Ford F-150 gas mileage, Fisker graphene battery: Today's Car News

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Today, California considers restricting use of the term "auto-pilot," the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight bump in fuel economy with its new 10-speed automatic transmission, and Henrik Fisker says his proposed electric car will use graphene batteries.

2015 VW e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI, Tesla Model X Prep, 2015 Ford F-150 Engine Details: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We drive the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car and Golf TDI diesel back to back, Tesla halts Model S assembly to prepare for the Model X, and Ford details fuel-efficient engines for the 2015 F-150. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric or diesel? We compare the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf TDI in a

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

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150.

2015 Lexus NX Hybrid, Leaf Loathing, 2015 Ford F-150 Skeptics: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Lexus NX compact crossover debuts, Tesla Motors gets hit with a very heavily-publicized lemon-law suit, and the 2015 Ford F-150''s aluminum body inspires skepticism from a few customers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What does "e-tron" mean? Find out in our ultimate guide to Audi''s plug-in hybrids and

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2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Pickup Body Points Toward Fuel-Economy Gains

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Making a large, heavy vehicle like a pickup truck economical isn''t the easiest of tasks. You can drop in a more efficient engine, of course. But it''ll struggle against poor aerodynamics and ample weight. Ford has done both the first and the third of these, the latter handled by a new aluminum structure. And it''s really caught the attention of

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Ford F-150 Vs Chevy Volt Vs Tesla Model S: Which Is Most Important Vehicle Of The Decade?

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Now that the 2015 model year is fully upon us, the decade is half-over. And those kinds of milestones always lead writers to look back and assess how far we''ve come. In the case of automobiles, we see three different vehicles launched over the last five model years that have radically changed the landscape. READ: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan

L.A. Auto Show Recap, 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car, 2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

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We''ve also got a video preview of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan, and gas-mileage figures for the 2015 Ford F-150. To start off the week, we''re recapping last week''s Los Angeles Auto Show news in our Week in Reverse feature. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on all of last week''s Los Angeles Auto Show news with our Week in

Quantum launches new line of converted plug-in hybrid F-150 pickup trucks for fleets

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Overview of the plug-in hybrid system for the F-150. has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles—converted plug-in hybrid versions of the Ford F-150 pickup, the highest volume selling vehicle in the US. The conversions are based on the F-150 4 X 4 Extended Cab with 145” W.B.

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.

One-Third Of 2011 Ford F-150 Pickups Sold With V-6

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Just four months after Ford added an EcoBoost engine option to its top-selling F-150 pickup truck, the company reports that fully 35 percent of the 2011 model's sales are fitted with either that fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine or even more MPGs matter, it turns out, even to pickup buyers. Or, perhaps especially to pickup truck buyers.

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.

Quantum and Dow Kokam deliver first Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150

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has delivered the first pilot version of its plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) F-150 pickup truck to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), in association with Dow Kokam, the lithium-ion battery system supplier for the PHEV F-150. The PHEV F-150 is powered by Quantum’s “F-Drive” parallel plug-in-hybrid electric drive system. The PHEV F-150 incorporates a 20 kWh lithium-ion energy storage system from Dow Kokam. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

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