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2016 Ford F-150 LPG/CNG ready to roll

The first CNG/LPG-capable 2016 Ford F-150 half-ton pickup has rolled off the assembly line. The truck doesn't come converted, but features a prep package including hardened valves and valve seats and it can be then converted to run on the customer's gaseous fuel of choice.

Conversions (to CNG or LPG) are carried out by Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifiers. Regardless of the gaseous fuel selected, all prep-packaged F-150s come with 5-litre V8 Ti-VCT engines, which apart from hardened valves and valve seats also feature reinforced pistons and piston rings. This way the Blue Oval makes sure the trucks are as durable and reliable on CNG or LPG as they are on petrol.

It’s exciting to see the first F-150s with the CNG/propane-prepped 5-liter V8 headed to customers. 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.

Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager

2016 Ford F-150 pickup© FordFord's commercial CNG/LPG vehicle line-up is already very comprehensive, we hope passenger cars will soon follow

Provided with an appropriate CNG tank, the F-150 is capable of covering up to 750 miles (1200 km) on petrol and methane combined, although we don't expect anyone to use up all the petrol before refuleing each time compressed gas runs out. As for fuel economy, Ford claims the pickup is EPA-rated at 22 mpg (10,7 l/100 km) on the highway and 18 mpg (13 l/100 km) combined.

Ford's prep package is priced at 315 dollars, while complete conversions carried out by Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers cost between 6000 and 9500 dollars, depending on tank sizes. With the addition of the 2016 MY F-150 CNG/LPG, the Blue Oval now has a portfolio of as many as eight commercial vehicles featuring gaseous prep packs, the other seven being:

  • F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup with 6,2-litre V8;
  • F-350 to F-550 Super Duty chassis cab with 6,2-litre V8 or 6,8-litre V10;
  • F-650 and F-750 chassis cab with 6,8-litre V10;
  • F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis with 6,8-litre V10;
  • Transit Connect van and wagon with 2,5-litre I-4;
  • Transit van, wagon, cutaway and chassis cab with 3,7-litre Ti-VCT V6;
  • E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis with 6,8-litre V10.


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Robert Markowski
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