Ford F-150 to Offer Ability to Run on Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Ford, the top-selling truck brand for 27 years in a row,* can lay claim to another laurel the only automotive manufacturer to offer a CNG/LPG-prepped engine in a half-ton pickup (Ford F-150).
Beginning in the fall 2013, the 2014 Ford F-150 equipped with the standard 3.7-liter V6 engine will be available with a factory-installed CNG/LPG Gaseous-Fuel Prep Package. The package includes hardened engine intake and exhaust valves as well as upgraded pistons and piston rings so the engine can operate on compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems.
CNG/LPG cost could be less than that of unleaded regular fuel. That is especially important for business customers and fleet owners with trucks that put on lots of miles.
In the next year, Ford will offer eight commercial vehicles with a gaseous-prep option:
Transit Connect Van and Wagon
Transit Van, Wagon, Cutaway and Chassis Cab
E-Series Van, Wagon, Cutaway and Stripped Chassis
F-Series Super Duty® Pickup and F-350 Chassis Cab
F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab (F-450, F-550)
F-650 Medium-Duty Truck
F53 and F59 Stripped Chassis
*Based on CY sales by Division, 1985-2012.
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