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.
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.