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    Official: Ford cuts F-150 fuel use through CNG-capable fleet sales, EcoBoost

    The possibility of $1-a-gallon fuel would make a lot of US governmental entities sit up and take notice. The state of Oklahoma and the city of Dallas are making that happen. Those two entities are buying up a bunch of Ford F-150 pickups retrofitted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), all in ...

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    Study: Aluminum lightweighting does, in fact, save fuel

    When the best-selling US truck sheds the equivalent weight of three football fullbacks by shifting to aluminum, folks start paying attention. Oak Ridge National Laboratory took a closer look at whether the reduced fuel consumption from a lighter aluminum body makes up for the fact that producing ...

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    Official: Ford F-150, Toyota Tacoma top ASG list of most eco-friendly trucks

    No one's going to confuse the massively popular Ford F-150 pickup truck with a green vehicle, but at least it performs well in an environmental sense when compared to its brethren. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) took on the odd (to us, at least) task of measuring which pickup trucks are ...

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    Video: Translogic examines the power of plug-in hybrids for commercial fleets

    The crew at Translogic took the time to stop by and see the the team at ALTe Powertrain Technologies. Founded by a group of former Tesla Motors executives, the company focuses on building plug-in hybrid conversions for fleet vehicles. From creations like a Ford F-150 with a 2.0-liter gasoline ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales

    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall, EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent of all ...

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    Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge winner averages 28.3 mpg

    The week-long Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge is over and Carlee Mallard of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina has emerged victorious. Mallard achieved a rather impressive 28.3 miles per gallon (not as spectacular as the 32.281 mpg that CleanMPG averaged back in May) during her week behind the wheel of ...

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    Ford stuffs more soy into F-150, Taurus, Explorer and Fusion headrests

    Ford is expanding the use of soybean oil-based foam blends to include one more part of its vehicles – headrests. The Dearborn-based automaker was the first in the U.S. to begin using a soy foam blend when it stuffed it into seats on the 2008 Mustang, and Ford now uses soy in seats ...

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    Dow Chemical orders 100+ plug-in hybrid Ford F-150s from Quantum

    Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies has announced that Dow Chemical placed a 100-plus unit order for it's plug-in hybrid Ford F-150. This order, according to Quantum, marks the official launch of its F-150 PHEV. The plug-in F-150 utilizes Quantum's "F-Drive" hybrid system and a Dow Kokam-supplied ...

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    Quantum details its 35-mile electric range plug-in hybrid Ford F-150

    Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies announced that it has developed a plug-in hybrid version of America's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150. Quantum says that its plug-in F-150 was specifically designed for the demanding fleet use and claims that the truck will be capable of matching the ...

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    Ford's EcoBoost V6 accounts for 36% of all F-150 sales

    When gas prices hit $4 per gallon in the past, pickup sales suffered as a result. We have to wait until April sales are released to know how much truck sales have been hurt by the latest spike at the pump, but it's clear that the Ford F-150 is getting a big boost from its turbocharged ...

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    SAE 2011: Rolling with Protean Electric's in-wheel motors

    Protean Electric has been out promoting its in-wheel motors for a while, and if the company gets its way, the tide will finally turn towards the end of 2012. That's when the long process of developing and testing the compact wheel-turners – they weigh just 31 kilograms/68 pounds each but ...

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    How Ford's use of Ecolon has cut its oil consumption by 430,000 gallons

    Did you know the carpet underfoot in homes often ends up in strange places? Well, thanks to Ford's drive to use sustainable materials in its vehicles, some old carpet is landing in an usual spot – the cylinder head covers on vehicles like the Mustang, Fusion, F-150 and Escape. Wellman ...

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    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost rated at 16 city, 22 highway

    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost smokes its tires – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's official: Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, as seen in the 2011 F-150 pickup truck, has been rated at 16 city and 22 highway by the EPA. And it's also officially the engine to get if you're shopping ...

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    Video: Ford yanks F-150 EcoBoost 'hero' engine out of Baja racer ahead of NAIAS teardown

    Ford pulls its "hero" Ecoboost V6 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ford has finally pulled the Ecoboost V6 engine from its Baja racer in preparation for the mill's tear down at the Detroit Auto Show. This particular lump has seen several lifetimes worth of abuse, from skidding ...

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    Detroit Preview: Ford will tear down EcoBoost engine (while building up the brand)

    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost smokes its tires – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From China to Cleveland, Ford's EcoBoost technology is good news. Ford will be showing off just how well the F-150's "hero" 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine has been performing with a public teardown at the ...

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    2011 Ford F-150 to achieve up to 23 MPG with 3.7-liter V6

    2011 Ford F-150 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we said shortly after driving Ford's latest F-150 pickup trucks, we think Ford has the very best range of powertrain options in the segment for 2011. One of the engines we are most impressed with is the 3.7-liter V6 that now serves ...

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    Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Convincing pickup truck buyers they don't actually need a big 'ol honkin' V8 engine is going to be tough, regardless of how good the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in the 2011 Ford F-150 may be. We already know that the ...

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    Ford F-150 engines for 2011 announced, includes EcoBoost V6

    The Ford F-150 is getting a lineup of four all-new engines for the 2011 model year that includes two V6s and two V8s. According to Ford, the entire new engine family will be more fuel efficient than the outgoing 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter V8s by at least 20 percent. The same 3.7-liter V6 and ...

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    Eco Boost: Ford gains hybrid share, sales up 147% over 2008

    While automotive sales have been almost universally down in 2009 compared to 2008, Ford has a legitimate reason to crow about its December figures, which are up a third over December of '08 and an impressive 50 percent over November. The green side of the coin, though, looks even better. ...

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    Ford confirms (again) EcoBoost engine for F-150 lineup

    2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The biggest bit of truck news from Ford today may have been the introduction of the latest Super Duty models, but the automaker didn't leave its smaller full-size pickup out of the festivities entirely. Buried down at the bottom of the ...


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