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LOS ANGELES -- In a surprise, Ford's durable F-150 pickup has beat out a trio of new diesel-powered models to be named Green Truck of the Year.

The announcement was made Friday at the San Antonio Auto Truck Show in Texas a few hours after the Chevrolet Volt was named Green Car of the Yearat the big Los Angeles Auto Show going on here.

 

The Green Car Journal , which hands out the award, cited efforts to lighten the F-150 as the chief reason for its being named to the award. Ford switched from steel to aluminum for many key body parts on the F-150 to reduce its weight by up to 700 pounds in a bid to boost gas mileage.

Even though the lighter F-150 has been on sale for months, the Journal also cited a new feature for 2016 that gives it more environmental stature. It's a "gaseous fuel prep package" that will allow it to burn natural gas or propane.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/11/21/ford-f150-green-truck-of-the-year/76173326/

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" The San Antonio Auto & Truck Show was the site of Green Car Journal bestowing its 2016 Green Truck of the Year award to the Ford F-150 pickup. Too bad not many people are buying those trucks. Just kidding.

The 2016 F-150 has a fuel efficiency rating of 26 miles per gallon, which isn't exactly Toyota Priusterritory but does account for the best fuel economy rating of any full-size gas-powered pickup truck. We also know that improving the worst gas guzzlers on the road is more important than making the Prius even more efficient. It also helps is that Ford makes versions of its bestselling truck that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:

2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
2015 and 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2015
2015 Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What's New
2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
2015 Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
2015 New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
AutoGuide 2015 Reader's Choice Truck of the Year
New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
2015 Detroit News Reader's Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
Automotive Science Group 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner, Best Full-Size Truck of 2015, Smallest Carbon Footprint
Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
Green Car Technology Award™
Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – large truck category
Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – engineering and technology category
Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV
2015 New England Motor Press Association Official Winter Vehicle of New England
AAA Green Car Guide Award – pickup truck category (F-150 SuperCab Lariat)
TFLtruck 2015 TFL Gold Hitch Award – half-ton/light-duty category (2.7-liter V6)
AutoPacific 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Award – light-duty pickup category (second highest owner score ever and highest truck rating ever)
AutoPacific 2015 Best in Class Ideal Vehicle – overall winner
Altair and Center for Automotive Research Altair Enlighten Award
J.D. Power and Associates J.D. Power APEAL – large light-duty pickup category
Consumer Electronics Show 2016 Innovation Award – Best of Innovation honoree in vehicle intelligence category for Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
Vicentric 2015 Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America™ – full-size half-ton pickup category

 

 

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