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Top 5 Reasons to NOT Convert Your Car to Propane or LPG

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, […]

July 9th

EPA Streamlines Process for Alt-Fuel Conversion Manufacturers

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, […]

100 MPG+ Plug-In Hybrids Already Available (Check ’em Out)

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 […]

March 13th

Get 120 MPG Out of Your Prius (Plug It In)

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 […]

March 11th