Ford Announces Natural-Gas, Propane F-150
May 4, 2015—Ford is expected to announce plans today to offer the 2016 F-150 with a package that prepares it to be powered by propane or compressed natural gas, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.
The announcement is to be made in Dallas at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.
The report said that the $315 factory-installed package would allow an F-150 with a 5-liter V-8 to run on propane or compressed natural gas, making it the only half-ton pickup with that capability.
Customers must then take their factory-prepped trucks to a qualified vehicle modifier to install the proper fuel tanks, fuel lines and fuel injectors.
To run on the lower cost gases, several modifications were created, including an upgraded intake and exhaust valves.
The cost of the upfitting ranges from $7,500 to $9,500 and dealers will start taking order this summer.