The first 2016 Ford F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City. The 2016 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane or gasoline through separate fuel systems.
When equipped with a bi-fuel CNG/propane engine package, the 5.0-liter V8 F-150 is capable of achieving more than 750 miles (1,207 km) on combined tanks of gasoline and CNG, depending on tank size. The Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter V8 has an EPA-estimated rating of 22 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined.
CNG/LPG engine prep from the factory costs $315 before the customer chooses a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to supply fuel tanks, fuel lines and unique fuel injectors. Upfits run approximately $6,000 to $9,500, depending on fuel tank capacity.
With production of the 2016 F-150 now under way, Ford Motor Company offers eight factory-available vehicles with a gaseous-fuel prep option—more than any other North American automaker. In addition to F-150 with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8, these include:
- F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup with 6.2-liter V8
- F-350 to F-550 Super Duty chassis cab with 6.2-liter V8 or 6.8-liter V10
- F-650 and F-750 chassis cab with 6.8-liter V10
- F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis with 6.8-liter V10
- Transit Connect van and wagon with 2.5-liter I-4
Transit van, wagon, cutaway and chassis cab with 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6
E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis with 6.8-liter V10
A vehicle operating on CNG can reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions by approximately 20% compared with the same vehicle running on gasoline.