The only light-duty pickup capable of running on CNG or propane has just rolled off the line in Kansas City.
Interested parties can now option their 2016 F-150 with a factory-installed gaseous-fuel prep pack. Available on 5.0L V8 equipped trucks, Ford includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings allowing it to cope with dual fuel systems.
“It’s exciting to see the first F-150s with the CNG/propane-prepped 5.0-liter V8 headed to customers,” said Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager. “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.”
Ford says the truck should return 750 miles combined on both gasoline and CNG.
CNG/LPG prep from the factory will run you $315, the real cost comes from upfitting a separate fuel tank, fuel lines and special injectors. Total cost is typically between $6,000 and $10,000.