Ford will offer the 2016 F-150 full-size pickup truck with an available “gaseous fuel-prep package” that enables its 5.0-liter V8-powered models to run on cleaner-burning, lower-cost compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane. The CNG pickup will be able to tow the same amount as similarly sized gasoline engines, Ford said. Payload capacity is the same as well, “minus the weight of the installed CNG or propane system.” Comprised mainly of methane, compressed natural gas is stored and distributed in pressurized containers at about 3,600 pounds per square inch. CNG can reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by about 20 percent when compared with the same vehicle operating on gasoline.

2015 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Buyers might opt for natural gas based on the fact it’s a cheaper fuel, even though there’s a benefit of about 20 percent lower CO2 emissions.

“Gaseous prep” package gives Ford pickup a cleaner-burning option: