Why Advanced Fuel is Important to You and Ford

 

Reduced carbon footprint.

For many businesses, operating a fleet is the single largest contributor to their carbon footprint. When a business decides to reduce its carbon output, the fleet managers need to know how to identify which advanced fuel will make the biggest difference. 

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Cost of ownership for Advanced Fuel vehicles

Cost of Ownership

All fleet managers should consider the combination of acquisition costs, fuel prices and residual values to determine the total cost of ownership of the vehicles in their fleet. ...more

See what Ford is doing with Advanced Fuels

Compressed natural gas (CNG)

 
Compressed Natural Gas

 
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline or diesel, is domestically sourced and reduces our dependence of foreign oil. Landfills and biologic waste also provide CNG through digesters and emission recapture turning waste into fuel. It is stored and distributed in hard containers at a pressure of 2,900-3,600 psi. It is safer that other fuels in the event of a spill (natural gas is lighter than air, and disperses quickly when released). CNG is made by compressing natural gas which is mainly composed of methane. CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package is available on a wide variety of Ford Commercial Vehicles, including the 2016 F-150, available late 2015.
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Liquefied propane autogas

 
Propane Autogas

 
Propane Autogas also known as Liquefied Propane Gas, is a mixture of hydrocarbon gases, most commonly propane and butane. A powerful odorant, ethyl mercaptan, is added so that leaks can be detected easily. As opposed to relying on foreign oil sources, approximately 90% of the United States propane supply is produced domestically. 70% of the remaining supply is imported from Canada and Mexico.
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Biodiesel fuel

 
Biodiesel

 

Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil-based or animal fat-based diesel fuel. Blends of biodiesel and conventional petrodiesel fuels are products most commonly distributed for use in the retail diesel fuel marketplace. A system known as the “B” factor is used to state the amount of biodiesel in any fuel mix:

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Flex-fuel vehicles (FFV)

 
Flexible-Fuel Vehicles (FFV)

 

Flexible-fuel vehicles (FFV) are designed to operate the internal combustion engine for a range of gasoline and ethanol blends. FFVs are capable of burning any blend ranging from 100% gasoline (E0) up to 85% ethanol/15% gasoline (E85). Fuel injection and spark timing are automatically adjusted according to the specific blend detected by electronic sensors. E85 is the most common flex fuel and many Ford engines are equipped to handle this fuel type.

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FORD OFFERS A BROAD PORTFOLIO OF FUEL SOLUTIONS

Engine and Vehicle Modifiers

Ford is working with seven gaseous fuel-qualified modifiers. Together they provide QVM-qualified packages for the vehicles and engines shown below. These companies provide finished, ready-to-use vehicles through Ford Dealerships. Modifiers may also provide and install other equipment, bodies and accessories necessary for your business. 

2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van shown in Oxford White

TRANSIT

Cargo Van

Biodiesel

CNG/Propane

2017 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon shown in Oxford White

TRANSIT

Passenger Wagon

Biodiesel

CNG/Propane

2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway shown in Oxford White

E-SERIES

Cutaway Chassis*

Ethanol (E85)

CNG/Propane

*Antenna removed
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Pickup shown in Oxford White

F-SERIES SUPER DUTY

Pickup*

Ethanol (E85)

Biodiesel

CNG/Propane

*Antenna removed
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab shown in Oxford White

F-SERIES SUPER DUTY

Chassis Cab*

Ethanol (E85)

Biodiesel

CNG/Propane

*Antenna removed
2017 Ford Medium Duty Chassis Cab shown in Oxford White

F-650/F-750

Chassis Cab

Biodiesel

CNG/Propane

Ford sustainability

Sustainability

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Ford Sustainability

Simplified from ordering to delivery

Simplified from Ordering to Delivery

The commercial truck market is comprised of many unique vocations and vehicle requirements. One size does not fit all! That’s why Ford is collaborating with reliable and qualified modifiers to deliver completed advanced-fuel vehicles. Most Ford commercial vehicles can be ordered with a CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package.

 

Although vehicles equipped with the CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package can be driven as delivered using gasoline, most vehicles are transported to qualified modifiers that install the CNG/LPG tanks and hardware.

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Ford warranty and service support

Warranty and Service Support

Service is similar to that for other commercial vehicles. Warranty on the modified components is the responsibility of the modifier. The rest of the vehicle is covered under the Ford warranty. This is similar to other commercial vehicles (ambulances, motorhomes, shuttle buses, service trucks, etc.). Ford stands behind the engine warranty (as described in the 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty) when engine modifications are performed and comply with QVM Bulletin Q-185R1....more
Gaseous fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM)

Gaseous Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM)

Ford has established a rigorous qualification program for advanced-fuel vehicle modifiers. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance, modification recommendations and engine operating specifications required to ensure customer satisfaction and reliability in line with Ford Motor Company standards....more
Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) Bulletin Q 185R1

Bulletin for Gaseous Fuel Modification

Ford has released a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) Bulletin Q-185R1 that provides guidance on modifying Ford gaseous prep engines. The bulletin is updated as required and contains the following information: ...more

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