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2014 Ford F-150 Expands Capability with Compressed Natural Gas

2014 Ford F-150 Expands Capability with Compressed Natural Gas

by FORD IN THE NEWS on NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Even though the 2014 Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America, Blue Oval engineers remain committed to offering truck buyers more benefits on a regular basis. The latest example comes to market from the Show-me State, which has now begun building 2014 Ford F-150 models that are capable of running on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. It’s another first for Ford, which is now the only manufacturer with an available gaseous-fuel prep package for its half-ton pickups.

The system is a $315 option on the 2014 Ford F-150 with its 3.7-liter V-6 engine, with upfitting from a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, running approximately $6,000 to $9,000. But that price of admission delivers a range of up to 750 miles, the ability to run on an affordable and clean-burning fuel, and in a growing number of states, access to a range of tax incentives and rebates. At the same time, Ford is providing a growing number of CNG-capable vehicles.

By the end of next summer, customers will be able to choose a CNG package for:

  • Transit Connect (van and wagon)
  • Transit (van, wagon, cutaway and chassis cab)
  • E-Series (van, wagon, cutaway and stripped chassis)
  • F-series Super Duty (F-350 pickup and chassis cab, F-450 chassis cab and F-550 chassis cab)
  • F-650 medium-duty truck
  • F53 and F59 stripped chassis
  • F-150 light-duty pickup

This is good news for folks like Jerome Webber, vice president of global fleet operations for AT&T. According to Webber: “We’re almost halfway to our company-wide goal of deploying 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles by the end of 2018. Vehicles such as CNG F-350s from Ford have helped us avoid purchasing 7.7 million gallons of gasoline over the past five years while reducing our fleet’s emissions.”

Source:https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2013/11/21/first-cng-capable-2014-ford-f-150-rolls-off-the-line-in-kansas-c.html

Written by Charles Krome.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

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