Some massive news landed this week in regard to the Ford F-150 and natural gas in the form of a manufacturer model, which up to now has only been achieved with a conversion kit. It seems that the best selling pickup will now join a growing list of commercial vehicles getting ready for cleaner fuel.
Over the past year we have seen an increased interest in natural gas and this has led to the Ford F-150 being prepped for this fuel type with a 2014 model. This is big news for those that have been looking at different natural gas options for pickups, and it’s good PR for Ford with their full-size pickup about to be the only option like this from factory.
Natural gas price — this fuel type currently sells for a fraction of the cost when compared to gasoline, and you will see the average price at just over $2 per gallon in the United States. It should also be noted that the Ford F-150 natural gas option is available for everyone, not commercial only, and will come with a modified 3.7l V6.
You can read full details about the 2014 Ford F-150 that can run on liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas in the companies press release.
Ford F-150 natural gas conversion kit — we have embedded a video below this article that features a Ford F150 running the quarter mile test on natural gas, which is thanks to a CNG kit by Impco. This video also highlights a demand for natural gas conversion kits on this vehicle type, but there’s some debate on the better option between brands.
One forum thread that touches on this very topic can be found via CNG chat, a dedicated forum for natural gas conversion enthusiasts, and starts with one of their users that owns a 2012 F-150. They are not sure what CNG kit to go for and seek feedback between the Power Fuel CNG kit vs. Impco. It is a great read for any of Product Reviews readers that want to get a little insight into this area.
Some people feel that Powerfuel is a better option thanks to featuring better factory support and providing a cleaner install, but we will leave our readers to debate that point.
Are you excited that Ford is adding the F-150 pickup to their natural gas lineup, and what’s your opinion on natural gas conversion kits?
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