Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.
Considerable care was taken in engineering the best-selling pickup so that weight is minimized and the use of recycled material is maximized, all while assuring the "Built Ford Tough" requirement.
When it comes to producing cost-effective structures that can resist intrusion, steel provides the competitive edge.
Does the Ford announcement that the 2015 F-150’s body will shift from steel to aluminum mark the end of steel’s dominance for automotive applications? Not according to the steel industry, which is developing material tech that is light, strong and comparatively economical.
Imagine pulling up to a gas station with a GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Etc. logo and topping off your tank and driving away without having put a charge on a credit card or cash.
Ford has created an infographic on the subject of for-hire transportation which is both informative and somewhat mystifying.
Car and Driver.