The Blue Oval company has introduced this week CNG and LPG versions of their very popular F-150 truck. As most of you know, CNG stands for compressed natural gas while LPG means liquid petroleum gas. You should keep in mind that the 2014 F-150 CNG or LPG won’t be capable of running right from the factory on one of these alternative fuels since the necessary separate fuel system has to be installed via a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier. An F-150 compatible with this system costs an extra $315, while depending on the fuel tank size you’ll have to pay an additional $7,500 – $9,000.
According to Ford, such an F-150 will be able to travel for as much as 750 miles (1,207 km) which put in mpg means around 23 mpg on the highway. This CNG/LPG system is compatible only with the 3.7-liter V6 engine and brings hardened valves + valve seats, rings and pistons, along with the aforementioned fuel tank together with bespoke fuel injectors and fuel lines.
Ford mentions CNG is available for an average of $2.11 per gallon of equivalent gasoline but in some parts of United States can be had for just $1 so you get to save a considerable amount of money.