When buying a new truck, the main concern on the mind of most people are the obvious things – getting the right length bed, the right style of cab, an engine strong enough to haul everything you plan on hauling. Increasingly though, we’ve come across people who are looking for something more out of their truck. They want to know that the truck they buy is built from the ground up with an eco-conscious attitude. They want to know that their truck, in addition to being able to perform its job duties effectively and efficiently, is also in line with their values – respect for the planet, recycling as much and as often as possible, and a commitment to reduced carbon emissions.
When Ford designed this generation of F-150 and F-series trucks, they took these values into consideration, and the trucks that come off the line in Kansas City, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan come standard with a number of eco-conscious materials.
The big update for the 2014 F-150 in terms of sustainably sourced materials is the addition of Rice Hulls. Continue reading