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    Report: White House annouces $4.7B effort for advanced-technology vehicles, including EV Everywhere
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    It's a big week for compressed natural gas vehicles, thanks to President Obama's announcement today that his administration wants to increase federal support for CNG automobiles by introducing a tax credit similar to the one in place for plug-in vehicles. Plug-in vehicles, too, could get a big ...

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    Official: Ram adds extra doors to Tradesman, announces CNG-powered pickup
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    We're pretty fond of the Ram Tradesman. The truck offers impressive power and capability per dollar spent, and now it looks as if Chrysler aims to give buyers a little extra functionality, as well. For 2012, the Tradesman can be had in either Crew Cab or Quad Cab configurations to provide ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Green Car of the Year is the Honda Civic Natural Gas
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    The 2012 Green Car of the Year award was snagged from the electric and diesel jaws of its competitors by the Honda Civic Natural Gas. In a year full of standard gasoline powertrain alternatives, the Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius V and the Volkswagen Passat ...

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    Official: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas priced from $26,155*
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    The totally redesigned 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas (formerly known as the Civic GX), America's only natural gas-burning passenger vehicle, will hit Honda dealerships nationwide on October 18 with a starting MSRP $26,155, (*excluding a $750 destination fee). Add in navigation, and the Civic ...

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    Official: Ford Transit Connect CNG taxis swing into action across U.S.
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    The next time you hail a cab in Southern California, you could be jumping into a vehicle fueled by clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). That's because California Yellow Cab of Orange County has become the state's first taxi company to put CNG-fueled Ford Transit Connect vans into service. ...

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    PSA: Natural gas Honda Civic GX retains California HOV lane access
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    Californians seeking access to the state's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes need look no further than the Honda Civic GX, a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle that's permitted to use HOV lanes until January 2015. The Honda, which is the only CNG-fueled light-duty passenger vehicle available in ...

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    V-Vehicles resurfaces as Next Autoworks in California
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    V-Vehicles started making noises back in 2006 about building an environmentally friendly car that ran on compressed natural gas, and doing it here in the U.S. The company is backed by oilman billionaire T. Boone Pickens and the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the latter of which ...

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    Fiat Eschews EV's, Chooses CNG - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    While every other major automaker in the world is pouring billions of dollars into research for electric vehicles, Fiat doesn't seem to be all that interested in electric cars. Instead, it's putting its efforts into producing cars that can run on compressed natural gas. Even more importantly, it's ...

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    Fiat's Marchionne wants to add CNG- and LPG-powered vehicles to Chrysler's lineup
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    2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fiat has the highly regarded Multijet diesel engine among its offerings, and Volkswagen has been spending massive amounts of moolah to soften American hearts toward diesels. Yet in spite of those two factoids, at a recent ...

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    BMW gets back into the leaning trike thing with SIMPLE concept [w/VIDEO]
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    BMW SIMPLE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has been rumored as of late to be pursuing everything from a so-called "0 Series" range of cars to a revival of its Isetta microcar brand, but the Bavarian automaker remains essentially mum on plans to diversify into the ...

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    AFVTech working on CNG-powered, 600-hp 1933 Ford Roadster
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    Take something old – in this case, a 1933 Ford Roadster body – and make it into something new – a CNG-powered, 600-horsepower beast, perhaps. That's what's happening over at AFVTech, which is prepping the fenderless hot rod for the upcoming Alternative Fuels and Vehicles ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their ...

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    A Call for Green: AT&T to add 15,000 alt-fuel vehicles to fleet
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    Although AT&T claims it wants to be more sustainable, today's announcement from the telecom behemoth is more about cutting operating expenses as fuel costs climb. Whatever the reason, the addition of 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles to the company's ...

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    Mercedes-Benz considering natural gas vehicle for the U.S.
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    Click above for a gallery of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    Mercedes-Benz is considering entering the automotive CNG market with a version of its B-Class compact vehicle and it's currently showing just the machine at the Washington (D.C.) Auto Show. Regardless of the German automaker's intent, the ...

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    LA 2008: Toyota shows off Camry CNG Hybrid
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    Click for high-res image gallery of the Toyoat CNG hybrid Camry
    Toyota isn't holding a press conference at the LA Auto Show this year, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to show. The Prius purveyors have built a CNG-fueled Camry hybrid. According to Toyota spokesperson Jana Hartline, ...

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    LA Preview: Toyota to display CNG fueled Camry Hybrid concept
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    A standard Camry hybrid
    Hybrid vehicles are increasingly becoming mainstream, but so far all of the production units available on the market have used gasoline exclusively as the fuel for the internal combustion engine. Various manufacturers have also shown concept and one-off test hybrid vehicles ...

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    RR of the Day: 2001 Ford Ka XR
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    The Ford Ka is one of our "forbidden fruit" favorites here at Autoblog, so Fabio's Ka had a lot going for it before we even started reading the description. What we learned upon reading, however, was more than enough to catapult it out of Flickr and onto Autoblog as today's RR of the Day.A ...

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    Honda announces pricing for natural gas-powered Civic
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    If you use natural gas in your home, Honda may have a good solution for your daily commute. American Honda Motor announced Wednesday that the redesigned 2006 Civic GX will sticker at $24,440. Although the price isn't particularly low, the federal government sweetens the pot with an alternative fuel ...

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    New York Auto Show: Honda to NY Civic buyers: "Phill 'er up!"
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    Honda announced today that it is bringing to market a compressed natural gas (CNG) motivated Civic GX to New York buyers this fall. According to the automaker, the GX will put out 'near zero emissions,' giving owners access to tax credits and home refuelling via an optional Phill home refueling ...

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    LA Metro picks up more natural gas buses
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    The 200 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses acquired in 2003 by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) have worked out so well that LA Metro is hiring 96 more. The Cummins Westport vehicles, which run 20 feet longer than traditional city buses and bring ...

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