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Not in terms of fuel economy but the materials used in the production of the pickup. Apparently, Ford is trying to use sustainable materials and recycling things to use in their trucks like the F-150.

I.e. recycled cotton and bluejean scraps as sound insulation and extra padding, using recycled plastic bottles, recycled tires and soybeans to make exterior mirrors and seals. Didn't really know this until I found the article on torquenews. Pretty interesting stuff that Ford is doing to become more sustainable.
 

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Oh boy.. I'm really not too sure how I feel about this. Majority of the time when things like this happen is usually because it's much cheaper but the quality ends up suffering as well. I'm not saying it's guaranteed to be garbage, just that I have a feeling it may not be the best quality

The tree huggers will be happy I guess
 

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as good as it seems, for all we know it could be them just trying to get in early before some environmental tax comes in since that's the next step, once we see more hybrids and EV's on the road, those types of taxes should be more common.
 

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Definitely, there's going to be a world of changes once we get a lot more EVs and hybrids and what not on the roads. New incentives, new taxes, new special parking spaces for them :|
Exactly, that's what all this global warming bull **** is leading us into. All the major industries that have an impact on environment will be hit and as you can bet uncle sam wants a cut of your salary lol
 

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Not sure I want to see bluejean scraps is a panel ever comes off to show the insulation... Better fuel economy is great but I wouldn't want soy in my vehicle...
Soy... at this rate electric is the way to go, billions from a number of sources are being put into it and add to that self driving cars, Uber, car sharing, etc. and you have a wealth of EV's to move around in that you don't have to drive yourself, and soon enough the rise of EV's in the sub $20k range.
 

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Unfortunately that might not be the case, not for those looking for something super high mileage since overall that ends up being the minority. Just ask yourself how many 15+ year old F150's you've seen in the past couple years? I haven't seen that many and most are in horrible condition. Last ones I seen were doing scrap metal runs, landscaping, etc.
 
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