Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Roush CleanTech will offer a propane-powered version of the Ford Transit full-size van starting in model year 2016.
In the midst of an American natural gas boom, a harsh winter, and the temporary closure of the Cochin pipeline, has caused a bit of a propane crisis.
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.
Liquified Petroleum Gas, better known as propane, is a clean-burning alternative to compressed natural gas (CNG), though it gets little love in the U.S. But GM’s European arm, Opel, has just rolled out a LPG option for the new Opel Adam microcar. The gas/propane hybrid can get a combined 745 miles, while spewing fewer emissions and costing less money (at least in theory).
Pickup fleet owners have increasingly turned to alternative fuels as a way to cut fuel costs at a time where the price of a gallon of gasoline is never certain. Ford is offering potential customers yet another alt-fuel option with a new CNG/LPG package for V6-powered 2014 F-150 pickups. While the total package isn’t cheap, over the long term fleet owners could see huge savings.
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, […]
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!
Here in the U.S. the future of fuel is still very much up in the air, and most automakers have barely tipped their toes into the waters of alt-fuel automobiles. European automakers, however, offer mainstream cars in a wide variety of fuels, including propane. Opel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GM, has announced that their flagship […]
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) […]
Weaning America off of oil consumption isn’t just a matter of healing the environment; it is a matter of national security. Nothing appeals to conservatives more than national security…except perhaps fast cars. The Maxximus LNG 2000 a dual-fuel supercar, combines fast cars with the notion of domestic energy production securing America’s energy future. Last month, […]
With reports coming out that gas prices could hit $5.00 a gallon soon, the magnifying glass has been put on alternative fuels like never before. One low profile alternative fuel being considered is propane autogas. Everyone knows about natural gas as an alternative fuel and the controversy that surround it. However, most in America have […]
Winter is finally starting to move through the United States this week, but researchers in Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido have been preparing for the cold for months. Snow is regular and heavy in Hokkaido, and all that cold weather tends to make it an inhospitable environment – for electric cars. EV drivers the world […]
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 […]
With over a billion people (and growing), India may one day have a thirst for oil rivaling even the U.S. Chevrolet is offering Indian consumers another choice though, a propane-powered Chevrolet Beat microcar.
The Dominican Republic recently inaugurated its first natural gas plant in Boca Chica, which the government hopes will supply fuel to 143,000 vehicles over the next three years.