GM Truck Production Stunted By Semiconductor Shortage

General Motors has announced that they will cut the production of trucks due to the global semiconductor shortage. The production cuts will occur at North American plants. The Flint, Michigan plant will operate on one production shift on the week of July 26, and the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that manufactures the Chevy…

Ford Maverick Hybrid Pickup Truck Starts At Under $20K

Ford’s upcoming 2022 Maverick pickup truck is offering a more budget friendly alternative to the larger F-150 series for those who don’t need it to do as much — and its a hybrid. The new Ford Maverick starts at $19,995. This compact pickup truck has a 4.5 foot cargo bed, which is 1 foot shorter…

Ford Debuts Electric F-150 Pickup Truck

Ford Motor Company has debuted the electric version of its new F-150 pickup truck. The truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning is a redesigned battery electric vehicle (BEV) that takes advantage of its electric powertrain and storage in multiple ways. The new F-150 has a front trunk (often called a ‘frunk’), and it can power your…

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Ford: Bronco Won’t Get A V8 Engine Due To Emissions Regulations

Ford engineer Eric Loeffler sat down with Muscle Cars & Trucks for an interview to discuss the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco. In their discussion, they discuss emissions regulations — a key reason for the decision to omit a V8 engine option for the upcoming Bronco. Emissions reduction targets have been tightening around the world for…

2021 RAM 1500 TRX Offers 702 HP, 650 lb-feet Of Torque

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX — their most powerful pickup truck. FCA claims that it is the fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world, thanks to the supercharged 6.2L Hemi engine. FCA calls it ‘the apex predator of the truck world’, and the name TRX appears…

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Ford To Release An Electric F-150 Truck In 2022

Ford Motor Company — an automobile manufacturer that is especially successful in the truck sector is expected to add an electric F-150 to its pickup truck lineup in 2022. The company has mentioned the idea of an electric truck for years. However, they haven’t made it official until now. Automakers haven’t been quick to electrify…

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Tesla Unveils The Cybertruck: An Eccentric Stainless Steel Truck With Punchy Acceleration

Today, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck. The truck has a highly eccentric design, and even more to set it apart from its competitors than the other Tesla vehicles do. What are the key things setting the Tesla Cybertruck apart from regular pickup trucks? Vehicle specifications are dependent…

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The Best Selling Cars And Trucks In America, Ordered By Fuel Efficiency

The best selling vehicles in America (for 2018) are a fairly balanced mixture of sedans, crossovers, and pickup trucks. The Ford F-Series pickup trucks led sales at 451,138 units, followed by the Chevy Silverado family at 291,074 units. Let’s take a look at the fuel economy range of each of these popular vehicles, ordered by…

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The 2019 Dodge RAM 1500 Has A 48-Volt Hybrid System

Dodge has released the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup with a 48-Volt eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain and up to 5,788 kg (12,750 pounds) of towing capacity. The use of higher voltages helps designers to augment the truck’s electrical system without excessively thick, heavy, and expensive wires. Consider the following example: A 12-Volt, 100 Amp (1,200 Watt) circuit requires…

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Offers Fuel Efficiency Where You’d Least Expect It

The 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck comes with a 3.0L Diesel option, facilitating relatively high fuel efficiency relative to other pickup trucks. The truck (the FWD model, to be specific) achieves 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 MPG combined. This is a major improvement over the gasoline-powered versions, offering…