Automakers are continuously trying to find ways to squeeze more gas mileage out of their models and electric power steering is one method that is becoming more popular. According to PickupTrucks the 2011 Ford F-150 pickup is going to be the first full-size pickup truck to come standard with electric power steering.
Electric power steering (EPS) can improve fuel efficiency by up to four percent compared to a conventional hydraulic pump. The system also eliminates hydraulic steering fluid and hoses.
The EPS system is going to be standard on the F-150 models equipped with the 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8 and 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engines. The models equipped with the 6.2L V8 will still feature the conventional hydraulic system.
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