Ford’s iconic pickup truck, the F-150, will come with an alternative fuel option for 2014, with the 3.7l V6 being capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG).
The gaseous-fuel prep package available for the 2014 model includes hardened valves and valve seats, as well as hardened pistons and rings, in order to switch between operating on gasoline or on natural gas. According to Ford, once the CNG/LPG package is installed, the F-150 can cover over 750 miles per tank (depending on tank size), with an average fuel efficiency of 23 MPG (highway).
“Businesses and fleet customers have been asking Ford to make F-150 available with CNG capability to take advantage of the fuel’s low price and clean emissions. With the money saved using CNG, customers could start to see payback on their investment in as little as 24 to 36 months.” – Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager
Owners who opt for the gaseous-fuel package can mitigate the effects of fluctuating fuel prices and get the best value for their money, be being able to run their vehicle with CNG (selling for an average of $2.11 per gallon of gasoline equivalent). In addition to costing less, using CNG can reduce vehicle emissions by up to 30%.
Ford is expected to roll out eight other models with gaseous-fuel package options this year.
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