Navigant Research predicts that by 2017, less than half of all cars sold will be conventional cars powered by a simple gasoline engine.
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PUMP is a movie that shows viewers the alternative that currently exist to petroleum based fuels, and now there’s more than ever.
Michigan-based Crazy Diamond Performance certainly thinks so, offering the Chevy Cruze with an affordable CNG conversion.
The link betwee oil and natural gas fracking and uilding-damaging earthquakes has been confirmed by a number of seismic experts in this recent report.
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 […]
One of the linchpins of the Obama administration’s high-stakes plan to address climate change moved one step closer to implementation this week, as the EPA officially published proposed new carbon emissions standards for power plants, drawing fire…
A major sticking point for automakers investigating compressed natural gas, or CNG vehicles are the large (and expensive) fuel tanks that store comparatively little fuel. Chrysler may have come up with the solution, using a series of smaller tanks inside a larger tank to mimic the human lung, resulting in smaller tanks with more fuel. […]
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.
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?
Compressed natural gas, or CNG, may be the fuel of the future here in America. Vast untapped resources of CNG are only now being exploited, and automakers are responding with a limited offering of CNG vehicles. Spy shots suggest that GM could be prepping a CNG-powered Chevy Impala for either fleet or public sale.
While we may consider the alternative fuel movement a relatively new fad, human beings have long sought alternative methods of power and transportation outside of petroleum oil. Necessity is the mother of invention after all, and during war time oil can be in short supply, leading to innovative (and often wacky) solutions like the gas bag vehicles of World War I and World War II.
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.
Few jobs allow for the amount of exaggerating (and often outright lying) that politicians seem to get away with on a regular basis. So when Colorado governor John Hickenlooper says that a coalition of 22 states is pledging to buy around 10,000 CNG vehicles, I can’t help but think “What the hell are you waiting for?”
The American Le Mans series bills itself as the greenest form of motorsport, and in terms of including alternative fuel race cars, no other series on the ALMS level can compete. The ALMS currently has cars running E85 ethanol, biobutonal, diesels, Porsche hybrids, and for the first time an all-electric race car. But all of […]
Public transportation running on alternative fuel is always fun (fuel cells, batteries, you name it), and San Diego has added its name to the list of cities running buses on Something Else. The city has approved a purchase of 53 40-foot low-floor CNG (compressed natural gas). Each of the buses includes all required Americans with […]