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Ford F-150 Used to Develop 40 MPG Hydraulic Hybrid Powertrain

Ford F-150 Used to Develop 40 MPG Hydraulic Hybrid PowertrainFord is working with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power to develop a prototype F-150 light-duty pickup truck propelled by a hydraulic hybrid powertrain.

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Delta IV Heavy Rocket vs. 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Diesel

Delta IV Heavy Rocket vs. 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty DieselThink your Ford, GM or Ram heavy-duty pickup truck is the strongest rig around? It can't hold a candle to this candle: a Delta IV Heavy rocket.

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How to Tow a Top Secret Military Space Plane with a Pickup Truck

How to Tow a Top Secret Military Space Plane with a Pickup TruckLast week, the U.S. Air Force's X-37B unmanned space plane was towed from the runway at Vandenberg AFB by a 1994-1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500.

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Heavy-Duty Pickup Prices Could Increase Nearly $15,000 to Meet MPG Standards

Heavy-Duty Pickup Prices Could Increase Nearly $15000 to Meet MPG StandardsNew federal regulations aimed at increasing fuel economy could add as little as a few bucks or nearly $15,000 dollars to the price of your next new HD pickup.

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Pickup Trucks Have Oldest Average Age of Household Vehicles

Pickup Trucks Have Oldest Average Age of Household VehiclesAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average age of household vehicles has increased from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 years in 2009. Pickup trucks have the oldest average age in every year listed.

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Ricardo Almost Ready to Demonstrate Ethanol Engine In Heavy Duty Pickup

Ricardo Almost Ready to Demonstrate Ethanol Engine In Heavy Duty PickupCan a small, turbocharged flex-fuel spark-ignited engine perform as well as a heavy-duty diesel engine -- but at a much lower cost? Ricardo Inc. and its partners are getting ready to demonstrate exactly that.

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Hubble Astronauts, We Salute You

Hubble Astronauts, We Salute YouWhen many days seem to bring challenging news or word of difficult change, we thought we'd take a moment to recognize the superb team that made the latest space shuttle mission an amazing success.

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Ricardo Boosts Ethanol Engine Technology Using GM Motor

Ricardo Boosts Ethanol Engine Technology Using GM MotorContract engineering firm Ricardo Inc. is the latest company to announce a research breakthrough that’s said to optimize spark ignition engine performance to diesel-like levels of efficiency.

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