quote: I can understand the use of more expensive lightweight materials for a sports car, where handling and acceleration is important.
quote: For a truck, well-designed regenerative braking could probably increase gas mileage almost as well as weight reduction. An electric motor would bolster low end torque and a larger battery would be useful for powering auxiliary equipment.
quote: I also haven't noticed much progress in pickup truck aerodynamics to improve constant speed gas mileage.
quote: 15 years ago the F150 weighed roughly this much.
quote: Or are you now going to argue that Aluminum is stronger than steel?
quote: Now something like trouble-prone tranny or craptastic brakes are something that I would be REALLY concerned about.
quote: Ford trucks "dominate" the workplace because they are cheaper.
quote: And this is coming from a VERY satisfied former Toyota Tundra owner.
quote: Luxury trucks are a mystery to me.
quote: You will rarely see one of them doing anything that might damagethem.
quote: Either way, if I decide to pick one up it will be with the 5.0L so I can slap a blower on it and call it a day.