You can convert your car to CNG or ethanol and see big returns in performance while reducing your carbon footprint, but cutting corners could cost you.
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The number of natural gas-powered cars in America is about to double with the launch of the bi-fuel 2015 Chevy Impala, fueled by both gasoline and CNG.
GM’s latest 2014 GMC Sierra HD / Chevy Silverado twins are alt-fuel heroes liberating us from foreign oil, but it’s always nice to have heated power seats.
That’s right, kids! You could (assuming that my math is right) drive more than 600 miles on just under 6 gallons of gasoline in Chevy’s new Silverado HD. Of course, there are asterisks all over a statement like that. Still, that statement is technically correct. So, let’s start explaining ourselves, shall we? Chevrolet introduced their […]
When I was at Ford’s technology conference back in June, I balked at Bill Ford Jr.’s comments about Ford waiting for the government to issue a “National Energy Policy” favoring one alternative fuel – be it ethanol, CNG, biodiesel, etc. – over the others before Ford was willing to “swing for the fences” on alt-fuel […]
Avgas costs nearly $6 per gallon these days, and the lead-enriched petroleum-based fuel is highly, highly toxic. So, why not build a plane that runs on low-emission, high-octane CNG? Aviat has done just that, and they’ve released their new, clean-burning aircraft at the Oshkosh 2013 aviation show!
There’s been a lot of talk lately about bi-fuel cars running on LPG and propane, most notably from Chrysler and Lancia in Europe, but in the US as well, with several companies offering propane conversion kits. Propane has a few advantages of gasoline, of course. It tends to burn more cleanly, it’s cheaper, etc. Still, […]
Installing CNG systems on conventional cars is expensive, due in part to the large and intrusive fuel tanks needed to hold even a most amount of natural gas. But vehicle consultant Carlabs has developed a small bi-fuel system that takes advantage of CNG’s low cost, without adding too much to the car’s sale price.
From a visual perspective, the 2014 Tata Nano is distinguished by tastefully-applied chrome trim and a new rear bumper with sporty mesh inserts. The new Nano can also be “optioned up” with four personalization kits that add features like a contrasting-color roof, body graphics, alloy wheels, and sporty-looking body kit. Under the hood, a new bi-fuel engine cuts emissions and operating costs … will that be enough?
Italian carmaker Lancia re-launches the eco-chic website. The updated site features an animated LPG FAQ section highlighting the unique qualities of the clean-burning fuel, and shows off the brand’s bi-fuel, ultra low emissions, LPG lineup up luxury cars w/ 900 mi range!
After showing off a CNG-powered Chevy van at auto shows for the last few years (the same CNG-powered Chevy van), GM has announced that production of their CNG/gasoline “bi-fuel” commercial trucks has – finally! – begun. The new bi-fuel CNG trucks, powered by a 6.0 liter version of the company’s OHV “small-block” V8, will be […]
Another day, another round of green news to dole out. Some of today’s highlights include Chevron embraces solar power, Toyota gets boozy, and Ford Super Duty Pickups go bi-fuel.
Kia’s Hamstar ad campaign for their Soul cute-ute featured a trio of hamsters dancing and driving tothe lyrics “You can get with this/or You can get with that”, and was so wildly successful that the company recently introduced a Hamstar-edition Soul … but they got it all wrong. The Kia that best embodies Black Sheep‘s […]