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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Video: Army’s New “Fuel Efficient” Ground Vehicle In Jay Leno’s Garage

As one of the foremost car guys in pop culture, Jay Leno has had plenty of ink spilled regarding his love of automobiles. But unlike many collectors, Leno loves the odd, weird, and futuristic in addition to the standard collection of classics. This makes his garage in SoCal a stopping point for many next-gen vehicles, including the Army’s Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator.

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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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Diesel-Electric Hybrid Could Replace HUMVEE

The workhorse of the United States Armed Forces is the HUMVEE, better known as the Hummer. And just as the civilian versions have ceased production, the armed forces plans of replacing the aging HUMVEE soon. One of the leading contenders, the L-ATV, also happens to be available as a diesel-electric hybrid.

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