The first 2016 Ford F-150 that is capable of running on natural gas and propane rolled off assembly line. Ford is ahead of the game as they are the only manufacture that to offer a CNG propane-capable half-ton pickup.
“It’s exciting to see the first F-150s with the CNG propane-prepped 5.0-liter V8 headed to customers,” said Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager. “Whether running on gasoline, gaseous fuel or both, the 5.0-liter V8 F-150 offers hardworking customers terrific towing and payload and now, the ability to operate on alternative fuel.”
CNG LPG engine prep from the factory costs $315 before the customer chooses a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to supply fuel tanks, fuel lines and unique fuel injectors. Adding this feature runs approximately $6,000 to $9,500, depending on fuel tank capacity.
When the F-150 is equipped with this engine package, the 5.0-liter V8 F-150 is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on combined tanks of gasoline and CNG, depending on tank size. The Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter V8 has an EPA-estimated rating of 22 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined.
Why should you think of using this type of technology? A vehicle operating on CNG can reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions by approximately 20 percent compared with the same vehicle running on gasoline. About 90 percent of the US supply of propane is produced domestically.
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