When most people think of “green” vehicles, trucks aren’t the first image that comes to mind. But Ford is changing that, especially when it comes to their hugely popular Ford F-150. In fact, the 2016 Ford F-150 includes a wide variety of eco-friendly technology and engineering, so much that it has earned itself an environmental award. Green Car Journal takes time every year to determine what the most environmentally friendly vehicle choices are for drivers, and they have named the Ford F-150 the Green Truck of the Year for 2016.

Green Car Journal editor Ron Cogan mentioned the lightweight materials, efficient 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine, and a fuel prep option as some of the many factors contributing to the award presentation. He said that “the 2016 Ford F-150 is a great example of the environmental leadership that can, and should, be accomplished in the immensely popular pickup field.” Here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we’re glad to see that the 2016 Ford F-150 is being recognized for its technological advances, and the way it incorporates green technology with no loss of power or strength. And if you’re wondering if there’s a benefit for you in all this eco-friendliness, there is – the 2016 Ford F-150 has the highest EPA-estimated highway mpg of its segment, boasting 26 mpg, better than any other full-size gasoline pickup available.

At this point, it’s common knowledge that the 2016 Ford F-150 has more smart technology, more power, and more toughness than its predecessors, and now it can add the distinction of being the 2016 Green Truck of the Year to its long list of accomplishments. If you’re ready for a new truck for the new year, you can’t go wrong with the combination of power and practicality found in the eco-friendly Ford F-150. Louisville, Lawrenceburg, and Frankfort drivers don’t need to go any further than O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville to find the perfect truck for 2016!