We’ve discussed VW’s plans to cut R&D funds, but now it’s confirmed. Investments into Volkswagen’s Automotive Division will be slashed by 1 billion Euro.
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VW is hoping its new Tristar pickup concept will help it do to full-size trucks what Mercedes’ Sprinter did to America’s full-size van market 15 years ago.
Phoenix Cars is backed by money from Dubai,PR by Arnold, and is committed to developing a full line of sensible EVs – including a 14 passenger electric bus.
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 […]
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 […]
What are the best value hybrid cars available? It’s a popular question on green forums, and basically centers on the question: does the money you save on gas offset the extra money you have to spend on a hybrid option?
The United States Navy is the single largest purchaser of diesel fuel in the world, and it is no wonder why; have you ever seen a Nimitz-class supercarrier in person? It’s friggin’ huge. So it is no wonder that the Navy wants to explore homegrown alternatives to the foreign oil that it uses right now. A recent $210 million biofuel purchase by the Navy to three U.S.-based refining operations has pissed off some members of the Republican party who still think we’re sitting on an unlimited and uninterrupted supply of oil.
Vespa’s APE three-wheeler is a 3rd-world workhorse of the first order, combining low cost, easy maintenance, high utility, and globally available parts into a package that is tough to beat (just as the Tata Nano guys). In some markets, the APE (and APE-type vehicles) are generically referred to as “Tuk Tuks”, and that’s what you’re […]
The United States Post Office is dirty, inefficient, and – after failing to pay back the $12 billion loan it got from the US Gov’t – hemorrhaging cash at an alarming rate. Total collapse (in the form of not being able to pay employees, pay bills, or buy stamps) has been looming for over a […]
Last week, over-the-road truck manufacturer Peterbilt showed off its new line of natural-gas-powered trucks to a select group of its dealers and influential (read: wealthy) fleet-owners at their “Natural Gas Leadership” event in Texas. The show-going crowd was able to investigate a variety of converted semis and learn about CNG refueling strategies and return on […]
This past Thursday, telecom giant AT&T re-committed to its stated goal of putting 15,000 CNG-powered vehicles into operation by 2018, reaching the milestone of 5000 commercial CNG vehicles in service a few weeks ago and putting 274 CNG trucks and vans into service in Connecticut alone (the photo, above, is of Congressman John Larson and […]
Andersen Windows‘ delivery trucks have hit the highways, and they’re being fueled by compressed natural gas that, the company believes, will save them over $25,000 per year at today’s gas prices. Per truck. More than enough, in other words, to make back the $40000 premium on CNG trucks compared to their conventional counterparts. At $5/gallon? […]