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2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has been used for the bodies of several luxury cars before now, Ford's decision to deploy it on the best-selling and high-volume... read more

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2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
Pickup truck "rolling coal"

'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

Over the past few years, some of America's, shall we say, less enlightened drivers hit upon a new trend. They started modifying big diesel trucks to spew clouds of soot and... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE's 24-MPG Fuel Efficiency: How They Did It

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler announced an even higher fuel-efficiency rating for a new model of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel--to be called HFE. The HFE--or High Fuel... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

The weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn't quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Adds HFE Model For Higher Fuel Efficiency Rating

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is currently the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on sale in the U.S., but Ram plans to improve on that performance. Well, it plans to... read more January 14, 2015 by 


 
AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: Our 5 Biggest Stories In 2014

It's December 31, when we like to look back to see which stories were our most popular over the entire year. Boy, did we get some surprises this year! Not a single... read more December 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

2015 Pickup Truck Fuel Economy: Ford Vs Ram Vs Chevy, Who's Best?

Americans buy more full-size pickup trucks than any other vehicle type, so boosting their gas mileage has a much greater impact than improvements in smaller and more... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Specs And ZR2 Off-Road Concept From 2014 LA Auto Show

A diesel pickup truck may seem like a fairly utilitarian vehicle, but Chevrolet has a new concept that aims to show diesel's prowess at play, as well as work. The Chevrolet... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Production To Double: 1 In 5 Trucks To Get Diesel

Increased fuel efficiency has apparently struck a chord with full-size pickup-truck buyers: Chrysler said yesterday it would double production of its 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Gas Mileage: 20 Or 21 MPG Combined For V-6

General Motors has released the first fuel-economy information for its new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. So far, however, it includes EPA... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

As automakers seek to improve fuel economy across their entire lineups, diesel engines are beginning to trickle down from heavy-duty, full-size pickup trucks to lighter-duty... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 isn't yet on sale, but some analysts already believe it heralds an industry trend. A new study from research firm Ducker Worldwide... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Quick First Drive Report

Plug-in cars may get a lot of attention, but improving the efficiency of big trucks can have a huge effect on reducing overall emissions--and owners' fuel bills as well. The... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 

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