Recycled aluminum avoids 95 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production.
It uses significantly less energy and water – another reason Ford F-150 leads the full-size truck pack in terms of lifetime carbon footprint.
Weight savings from aluminum alloy helps F-150 reduce its lifetime emissions compared to the previous steel-body version.
Between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of a typical aluminum coil is turned into scrap in the stamping process.
This is recycled into new metal for the truck using the closed-loop system.
When equipped with the available 2.7-litre EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, F-150 4×2 has best-in-class EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy ratings of (US) 19 mpg city, (US) 26 mpg highway and (US) 22 mpg combined (actual mileage will vary).