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Redefining Sustainable Design: Ford Soy-Foam Materials

Redefining Sustainable Design: Ford Soy-Foam Materials

Soybeans may not sound that exciting, but Ford recently made headlines by demonstrating how it used this renewable crop to create materials for many of its designs. In particular, Ford recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary of using soy-foam materials for seat cushions, seat backs, and headrests, the first step among many in reaching a truly sustainable future. According to Ford, roughly 18.5 million cars have soybean-based foams in them, a technology which necessitates approximately 500 billion soybeans. By switching to…

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Ford F-150 Rated Top “Greener Choice”

Ford F-150 Rated Top “Greener Choice”

There’s lots of reasons to love Ford pickup trucks. They have power, strength, and rugged style. However, they don’t lack in efficiency, either. The Ford F-150 proved that by being named a “Greener Choice.” The 2017 F-150 earned this title from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Every year, the ACEEE gives out awards to cars that help our environment with high fuel economy. The F-150 earned a Greener Choice award, a triumph for a full-size truck. The F-150…

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New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Too Tough for Ford’s Old Testing Equipment

New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Too Tough for Ford’s Old Testing Equipment

How tough is the new 2017 Ford Super Duty? According to Ford, so tough that it had to build a completely new dynamometer sled to simulate traveling up steep mountain grades when testing on the flat roads of the automaker’s Arizona Proving Grounds. Normally, a dynamometer is hooked up to the back of a truck to test its capability. However, the new 2017 Ford Super Duty was so powerful that the old dyno simply didn’t challenge it, leading Ford to…

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