2014 Ford F-150

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If there’s one vehicle that’s really built the “Built Ford Tough” way, that would have to be the Ford F-150 pickup truck. It’s America’s best-selling truck and it’s beating the heck out of GM’s Chevrolet for decades now.

2014 ford f-150 becomes more eco-friendly

But Ford is also concerned about fuel economy and CO2 emissions, and word has it the next-generation F-150 will arrive with an aluminum body that will revolutionize the truck industry. Meanwhile, the automaker has found yet another way to make its pickup more eco-friendly and revealed that the 2014 Ford F-150 will use rice hull-reinforced plastic in an electrical harness.

According to Ford, “the rice hulls are sourced from farms in Arkansas and will replace a talc-based reinforcement in a polypropylene composite”. The new sustainable material adds to a list that already contains six eco-friendly materials, such as recycled cotton, soybeans, recycled carpet, recycled tires, recycled plastic soda pop and water bottles and recycled post-industrial plastics.
See on www.autoevolution.com

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