It's no secret that Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)'s F-Series truck has been America's best-selling vehicle -- or at least, it shouldn't be. The F-Series has topped U.S. vehicle sales for 31 straight years, and been the top-selling truck for 36 years. Now Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faces a new challenge as General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)' redesigned Silverado and Sierra saw July sales surge 45% and 49%, respectively. To keep the top spot away from its cross-town rival, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is giving Americans yet another reason to buy a Ford truck: environmental friendliness.
"Fuel economy is a top priority when it comes to Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)'s environmental impact," says Carrie Majeske, Ford product sustainability manager, in a Ford press release. "But we also recognize the tremendous impact that can be made by using sustainable materials inside our cars, utilities and trucks."
Here are some of the details released by Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F).
All those recycled materials add up quickly when you consider that Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)'s F-Series has averaged annual sales of 727,917 units since the year 2000. In case truck owners out there are worried that going green means giving up toughness, none of these recycled options seem to compromise the standard Ford durability.