Driving Three Ford F-59 Alternative-Fuel Options Photo Gallery
Pick Your Propulsion
Brett T. Evans –
Jun 2, 2015
Photo 1/6 | Crosspoint Kinetics Hybrid Electric Ford F59 001
Photo 2/6 | Crosspoint Kinetics Hybrid Electric Ford F59 001 | Using a somewhat conventional gas-electric hybrid system, the Crosspoint Kinetics Ford F-59 relies on ultracapacitors—not batteries—to store energy. That important switch is what makes the conversion relatively simple and cheap. An engine stop-start system further reduces emissions and fuel consumption, particularly in urban driving.
Photo 3/6 | Roush Cleantech Propane Ford F59 Press Conference 002 | Roush CleanTech announced a partnership with AmeriPride, the linen supply company, which will now use propane-powered Roush trucks in its delivery fleet. Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer for the Propane Education and Research Council, advocates the use of propane thanks to its cleaner burn and domestic production compared to fossil fuels.
Photo 4/6 | Lightning Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid Ford F59 003
Photo 5/6 | Lightning Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid Diagram 004 | Since it runs on conventional fuels, the Lightning Hybrids hydraulic hybrid can be tanked up just about anywhere gas or diesel is available. However, its unique hybrid system lowers fuel consumption and extends service-brake life in stop-start environments, like those of most delivery trucks.
Photo 6/6 | Motiv Power Systems Electric Ford F59 Chassis 005 | We’d love to have driven this all-electric take on the Ford F-59 by Motiv Power Systems. Using readily available batteries, motors, and chassis, the Motiv solution is less costly and easier to procure than other all-electric delivery-van options. Motiv CEO Jim