Auto Show: Galpin
Auto Sports Ford F-450
The Los Angeles Auto Show has gained a reputation as the premier car and truck expo to debut and display environmentally friendly vehicles.
Galpin Auto Sports' (GAS) custom Ford F-450 was first seen last month at the SEMA Show, but it's prominently featured in the truck section of Ford's display in LA.
You may have heard of Galpin's garage. It's where cars and trucks are modified for MTV's Pimp My Ride.
GAS teamed up with SAE Energy to modify the F-450's 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, so it can run on either B100 biodiesel or hydrogen. The use of biodiesel and hydrogen together can result in decreased emissions and improved mileage compared to a conventional diesel engine.
SAE says its diesel-hydrogen setup can be fitted without significant engine modifications, using a combination of gas delivery components and an electronic control system to provide efficient alt-fuel delivery. The ECU constantly monitors engine performance and will shut hydrogen flow to the engine if it operates outside of design parameters. The F-450 stores its hydrogen in composite tanks mounted in the bed.
We're green with envy wanting to park this truck in our driveway!
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