2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Wins Greenest Truck Award from ACEEE

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With non-stop (and unfounded) speculation concerning the new F-150’s strength and endurance, Ford has spent a lot of time and energy investing into their tough guy image, bragging about tow rating and at-work durability. But it turns out that the Ford isn’t just a one-dimensional truck.

In fact, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has just awarded the Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost as the “greenest” standard pickup, beating out the rival Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado.

f12Many have been stupefied by the decision, pointing out that the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets a whopping 28 mpg on the highway, while the F-150 nets only 26 mpg.

That, however, is a shallow argument. The ACEEE wants more than just good fuel economy; instead, the “ACEEE claims that it looks at the total environmental impact of the vehicle over its life cycle, including emissions, manufacturing, and type of fuel.”

As far as the new F-150 goes, many people are actually overlooking the aluminum aspect of the F-150, which provides better recyclability. In fact, Ford has even implemented a program with its aluminum suppliers to sort and recycle extra sheet aluminum at its stamping plant after the new F-150 body panels are formed.

This dynamic overall production and performance has helped to catapult the F-150 to the top of the ACEEE charts.

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