• 2016 Ford F-150 Continues Commitment to CNG Capable Trucks [News]

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    2016 Ford F-150 CNG capable

    Ford continues its commitment to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks with the 2016 Ford F-150. This time, it’s the 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 that gets the CNG treatment. There are several benefits to a CNG powered truck. The methane-based fuel is cleaner burning, and around 85% of the supply is produced domestically in the United States. When equipped with both gasoline and CNG tanks, a truck like this F-150 can go over 750 miles between fill-ups.

    On the downside, CNG is not able to produce as much power as gasoline fuel in the same engine. Still, a CNG equipped F-150 is capable of competitive payload and towing ratings. The other issue has to do with the size of the CNG tank. Some up-fitters mount them in the bed of the truck and it takes away valuable cargo volume.

    The CNG prep package from the factory runs $315. The customers then need to go through an authorized up-fitter to install the CNG/LPG tank, lines, and injectors. This addition can run between $6,000 and $9,500, depending on the tank size. This option is mainly meant for large fleet customers.

    Watch the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 powered F-150 tackle the grueling Ike Gauntlet towing test.

    And here is the CNG F-150 running the Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    4 thoughts on “2016 Ford F-150 Continues Commitment to CNG Capable Trucks [News]

    1. I understand why CNG has a place in European countries where regular gasoline is taxed to exorbitant levels. No one in their right mind would spend 10k to get this here.

    2. The exhaust product from “cleaner burning” CNG: CO2, a greenhouse gas. Natural gas exploration and distribution results in methane leakage. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. Plus, the more reliant you get on currently “cheap” natural gas, the more vulnerable consumers will be when the price of NG will rise. 25% of American grid electric is now generated by NG turbines.

      They see you coming.

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