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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Landi Renzo USA to offer MY 2018 F-150 with CNG; 50,000-mile warranty

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Landi Renzo USA , a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo. As a Ford-approved Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) system developer, Landi Renzo USA is the first to offer the all-new F-150 truck for MY2018 with 5.0L

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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New fleet customers for XL Hybrid’s plug-in hybrid upfit for Ford F-150 pickups

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XL Hybrids TYs7Oafol48Kkc8KJgZoTHgMu0w8LYSbRdYOj2VdwnuKwa">announced new fleet customers who intend to purchase its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution for Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The XLP technology will be installed in MY17 and MY18 Ford F-150 pickups with the 2.7L The XLP will also be available for the upcoming MY18 Ford F-150 pickup with the new 3.3L

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XL Hybrids and Knapheide partner for XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150

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The XLP technology will be installed in MY17 and MY18 Ford F-150 pickups. Installation of the XLP PHEV system can be completed in just hours on F-150 pickup trucks as a ship-thru upfit. XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment provider in North America, will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford half-ton pickup trucks.

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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.

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Ford making start-stop standard across 2017 EcoBoost-equipped F-150 lineup

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Ford is making Auto Start-Stop technology standard across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups. The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines including the all-new high-output version for F-150 Raptor.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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First XL Hybrids XLP plug-in hybrid upfits to be installed on Ford F-150 pickups

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XL Hybrids’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution ( earlier post ) will roll out on Ford F-150 pickup trucks beginning fourth quarter 2017. The XLP technology will be installed in MY17 Ford F-150 pickups with the 2.7L The XLP will also be available for the upcoming MY18 Ford F-150 pickup with the 2.7L

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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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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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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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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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First CNG and propane-capable 2016 Ford F-150 rolls off the line in Kansas City

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The first 2016 Ford F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City. The 2016 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane or gasoline through separate fuel systems.

3.5L EcoBoost for the F-150

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The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford’s F-150 ( earlier post ) will deliver a combination of best-in-class towing of 11,300 pounds, payload of 3,060 pounds, and the fuel economy of a V6. The 2011 F-150 with EcoBoost will be available in early 2011. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine delivers 365 hp (272 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft (569 N·m) of torque at 2,500 rpm, with up to 90% of the peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, all on regular fuel.

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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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Gas-tax hike, Kia Sorento Diesel, Bolt EV after a year, 37-mpg F-150, electric cars in CA: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got an interesting mix of stories, from a debate over how many electric cars California needs to the source of funds for an engine promised to deliver 37 mpg in a full-size Ford F-150 pickup. Also, your Tesla primer (it's not what you may think) and the Chevy Bolt EV after a year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. California. Today in Car News

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2018 Ford F-150 features new engine line-up, with all-new 3L diesel; start-stop standard; more ADAS

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Three years after first introducing the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied Ford F-150, Ford is presenting the new 2018 F-150. The new F-150 introduces an all-new, standard 3.3-liter V6 engine, with direct-injection for increased efficiency. The 2018 F-150 also adds an available all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, designed, engineered and tested in-house and paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

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