You can convert your car to CNG or ethanol and see big returns in performance while reducing your carbon footprint, but cutting corners could cost you.
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German electrical giant Bosch is launching an all new pedal-assist unit that can convert almost any bike into a green monster with 75 lb-ft of torque!
EV West is one of America’s oldest EV conversion companies, and starting this month they will starting hosting a show following their many projects.
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, […]
This post was written by Brandon Miller, a member of the Electric Cowboys EV racing team. Brandon was at this weekend’s REFUEL event, a racing event at the famed Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca for electric vehicles only. This is his firsthand account of the action. As the “Bike of Doom” rider Luke put it, […]
With gas prices on the rise (again) many people are scrambling to find ways to get better fuel economy out of their old cars. Some people fall for snake oil solutions like gasoline additives or fake turbochargers. Other people study the art of hypermiling, using various techniques to get the most out of their gas […]
Truck owners represent a huge chunk of all vehicle traffic, and – when it comes to gas prices – they’re in a tougher spot than the guy driving a big luxury sedan or sportscar. They need a truck, in other words, to get to work or just get by, whereas the guy in the Viper […]
I’ve done a lot of research into converting a car to CNG or propane, and its slim pickin’s for EPA-approved conversion kits. That’s about to change as the EPA is “streamlining” the process through which conversion kit manufacturers can certify their kits. Do-it-yourselfers and shadetree mechanics have been converting cars to run on CNG, propane, […]
In Middletown, CT, just off of Route 9 and a few blocks from downtown, a beast is being built. Even with over 1,500 ft-lbs of torque on tap though, you’ll never hear this 9-second, 1981 Chevy Camaro coming, because its 100% electric.
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.
[social_buttons] Waaaay back in the yesteryear of 2008, AMP (Advanced Mechanical Products) announced that they would begin performing electric car conversions on the GM Kappa cars. A lot has changed in the past year and a half. The Kappa cars, the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice, are as dead as their respective brands. But AMP […]
Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) have taken some undeserved heat lately, with the recent hullabaloo over their potential to drain U.S. water supplies. But as some readers pointed out, it all depends when you charge them. This week’s report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which evaluated the impact of a substantial increase in PHEV ownership, found that […]
Not everyone is waiting until 2010 to get their first plug-in hybrid. As I reported previously, Hybrids Plus out of Boulder, CO, is offering conversions for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids, turning them into 100 MPG+ superstars. I’ve collected a little more background on Prius hybrid hacks, and a few more resources. Check […]
55 MPG isn’t good enough for you? Then try adding a plug to your hybrid. The electric-car company ZAP, in conjunction with Hybrids Plus, has announced it will offer plug-in hybrid conversions for the Toyota Prius and the Ford Escape Hybrid: Hybrid vehicles retrofitted with systems from Hybrids Plus of Boulder, Colorado can achieve a […]