The 2014 version of Honda’s CNG Civic sedan debuted quietly in Chicago this week, with very little of the pomp and fanfare that accompanied, say, the Kia Soul EV’s launch. Despite being a Honda fan, I’m OK with that. The cool kids know what it is, and that’s what matters. Right? Right. For 2014, the […]
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IMPCO has developed a CNG conversion kit the 2014 Chevy Cruze with the 1.4 liter turbo engine, making it the cheapest CNG sedan you can buy.
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi not only debuts an all-new look and taxi-specific features, but also comes with a CNG/LPG prep package, allowing for easy conversions.
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.
While America’s energy policy hangs in the balance, one thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is the exploitation of America’s vast natural gas reserves. According to Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, if the United States full-on embraces CNG as a transportation fuel, we could reduce emissions and eliminate our reliance on foreign oil in just a few years time.
Diesel is expensive. E10 is expensive. Regular gasoline is expensive. Electric cars and hybrids aren’t exactly cheap, either. Unless we all want to hop on a bicycle for dozens of miles a day, we may all be (financially) screwed. Or there are other fossil fuels – liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) […]
The Republicans and Democrats don’t really get along these days, but there seems to be one area of common ground between the two parties; natural gas as an alternative to oil. Unfortunately, the expensive tanks needed to hold compressed natural gas put a hefty price premium on CNG vehicles. But Chesapeake Energy and 3M are […]
A mainstream switch to non-petroleum fuels won’t be possible without the support of commercial fleets and over-the-road truck buyers, which account for a huge percentage of total miles driven. These truck fleets depend on a solid infrastructure in order to effectively schedule their job-critical operations, however, and (quite understandably) will hesitate to adopt any alternative […]