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Ford’s in Pursuit of Electrified Vehicles

April 10, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Details $4.5 Billion Plan for 13 New EVs in Five Years
Including Hybrid Versions of the Mustang and F-150
And Industry’s First Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Police Car

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated. Read More >>

Impco EPA-Certifies CNG Bi-Fuel F-150

January 4, 2016 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG-Gasoline Truck Features Ford’s 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V-8

Impco Automotive reports U.S. EPA certification of its compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel Ford F-150 pickup for the 2016 model year. The half-ton truck features Ford’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) V-8 engine.

Impco Readies LPG Ford F150 Pickup

June 16, 2015 in New Products, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bi-Fuel Truck to Use Newly Available V-8 Engine

Impco Automotive vows to be the first to market with a half-ton pick-up fueled by propane autogas, as it will begin taking orders this summer for Ford F-150 pickups powered by the newly available 5.0-liter gaseous-prep V-8 engine.

Westport Grabs a First for CNG F-150

April 19, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Air Resources Board Certification for All-CNG 2014 F-150
As 2015 Westport WiNG F-250/350 Bi-Fuels Get U.S. EPA Certification

Westport is talking up new certifications for its compressed natural gas-fueled Ford pickups, including the first from the California Air Resources Board for the 2014 F-150 with 3.7-liter engine.


NatGasCar Taps AVS for F-150 CNG

July 2, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ohio Firm Eyes West and ‘a National Customer Base’

Cleveland-based NatGasCar and Utah’s AVS are getting ready to debut a proprietary bi-fuel CNG-gasoline conversion system for model year 2012 and 2013 Ford F-150 pickups with the 5.0-liter engine.

AFS Offers 5.0-Liter Ford F150 CNG

May 28, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Powerful Pickup Is EPA-Certified, Uses 3M Tank

Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuel Solutions says it’s giving customers what they want: a 2103 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a U.S. EPA-certified, OBD II-compliant 5.0-liter CNG-gasoline bi-fuel V-8 engine.

Werner Is Running ISX12 G Kenworths

August 10, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Omaha’s Werner for CNG Long-Haul – 800-Mile Range!

Omaha-based Werner Enterprises is evaluating the new 11.9-liter Cummins Westport ISX12 G in two Kenworth T660 trucks – testing not only the powerful new engine but the feasibility of using compressed natural gas instead of liquefied natural gas for long-haul work.

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