AM General Buys CNG Taxi Maker VPG

The builders of the original military and civilian Hummers, AM General, has shown little interest in alternative fuels before, but the military contractor has just acquired the Vehicle Production Group, makers of the MV-1 CNG-powered taxi.

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Former HUMVEE Plant May Produce Plug-In Hybrid Vans

Once an icon of American materialism and consumption, the Hummer died an unceremonious death when GM killed the brand. It’s military cousin, the HUMVEE, produced by AM General, was not far behind, leaving behind several empty assembly plants across the country. But one of those plants, in northern Indiana, could be retooled to build Bright Automotive’s IDEA plug-in hybrid vans if a deal announced Friday goes through.

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