28 Apr '16, 12pm

News: Ford F-150 plants recycle enough aluminum for 30,000 trucks a month

News: Ford F-150 plants recycle enough aluminum for 30,000 trucks a month

Stephen Edelstein 51 views Apr 28, 2016 2016 Ford F-150 Enlarge Photo With the aluminum-bodied F-150 full-size pickup truck, Ford took a material previous used only in low-volume sports cars and luxury sedans and applied it to the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. That requires a lot of aluminum. It also gave Ford a further opportunity to lower the F-150's overall carbon footprint by using recycled material. DON'T MISS: Ford F-150 Diesel May Beat Ram EcoDiesel For Fuel Efficiency: Report Ford says it recycles 20 million pounds of aluminum each month, using a "closed-loop" system that takes scrap material right from the floor of its Dearborn Stamping Plant in Michigan. An F-150 SuperCrew cab and bed fitted with the hood, tailgate, and doors weighs 656 pounds, meaning Ford recycles enough aluminum for just over 30,000 trucks each month. The SuperCrew has a crew-cab configurat...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1103646_ford-f-150-pl...

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