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CNG And LPG Market To Surpass $3.5 Trillion By 2020

The Formula E season opener has been pushed back a week. GKN Driveline develops two new eAxles for EVs.The CNG and LPG vehicle market is predicted to surpass $3.5 trillion by 2020.

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Could Electric Buses Replace Natural Gas In California?

CARB considers switching from natural gas to electric buses. Cheap oil leads Shell to restructure. BYD teams with Alexander Dennis for London's electric bus fleet.

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Efficient Drivetrains and American Repower are partnering to convert a fleet of six armored vans to run on a combination of natural gas and a plug-in hybrid. The first of them should be ready in 2016.

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Cartagena, Colombia Orders 147 Natural Gas Buses

Fully Charged interviews the people involved with Formula E. Scania Euro 6 natural gas buses help Cartagena, Colombia curb pollution. Team Uber Qik earns Guinness World Record for least non-driving time in cross-country trek.

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Product Line Set For Massive Overhaul

Honda will kill off the Civic Hybrid and compressed natural gas models at the end of the 2015 model year as part of a massive product overhaul, a top executive said Monday in Detroit.

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The Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel was supposed to go on sale in the summer of 2014 with gasoline and compressed natural gas for power. However, delays surrounding its CNG system mean that they still aren't at dealers.

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UPS Using Landfill Gas To Power Its Fleet

Volkswagen Car-Net lets user control vehicle functions from the Apple Watch. Chevrolet adds CNG capability to its Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab. UPS has made a deal to source renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels.

The GAO says tens of millions of dollars are wasted each year due to too much fracking. 40 percent of the burnt excess gas could be saved.

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Ford is offering a conversion prep option on the 2016 F-150 to run the truck's 5.0-liter V8 on propane or compressed natural gas.

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Ethanol, Gasoline Resume Normal Price Difference

UPS adds 1,400 CNG trucks to its fleet, and builds CNG stations. Renault Twizy joins Bolloré carsharing service in Lyon, France. Ethanol and gasoline average 26-cent difference in price per gallon after a period of volatile gasoline prices.

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More Energy Harvesting On Its Way To Vehicles

Baby has a close call with out-of-control Model S on display in China mall. Ram offers a second, less-expensive CNG pickup. New forms of energy harvesting will make cars more efficient.

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A bill working its way through the California State Assembly wants to spur green car sales by cutting the sales tax on them by more than half. The legislation applies to EVs, hydrogen fuel cells, plug-ins and compressed natural gas models.

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CTEK Licences WiTricity Wireless Charging Technology

Carnegie Mellon University makes interesting observations regarding the Nissan Leaf in different parts of the country. Charger manufacturer CTEK licenses magnetic near field wireless charging technology from WiTricity. A study shows that switching trucking fleets from diesel to natural gas could have some advantages, but environmental benefits aren't so clear.

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Fiat Chrysler Developing CNG Vehicle With Israel

32 senators are urging a biodiesel increase for the RFS. Fiat Chrysler signed with Israel for natural gas vehicle development. Possible Fiat 500X EV spied wearing camouflage.

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Natural Gas Vehicles Would Also Get More Benefits

President Obama's budget proposal includes a plan to increase the federal tax incentive on EVs and plug-in hybrids to $10,000 and immediately slash the money off the price of green vehicles at purchase. It would also broaden the credit to be applicable to compressed-natural-gas-fueled models.

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An explosion in Mexico City has caused at least seven deaths and 54 injuries, four of which were children, after a truck carrying natural gas sprung a leak while refilling empty tanks at a maternity hospital. Many more a presumed trapped in the rubble.

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A garbage truck fueled by carbon fiber tanks full of compressed natural gas exploded in Indianapolis, IN, after a fire started in the back of the vehicle. The cylinders were reportedly thrown up to a quarter-mile away, damaging five nearby businesses. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

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Fiat ads in the US try to play up the exotic, sexy side of Italian culture. On the home front in Italy, however, passenger-vehicle sales are marked by something less edgy and quite a bit more practical: the growth of compressed-natural-gas (CNG) powered car sales.

If you've ever wanted a powerplant that looks more like a greeble from a Star Wars spaceship than a block engine, Eco-Motive has your answer. The just-announced dual-fuel "H" engine can burn gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Crazy Diamond Performance Gets EPA Approval For Conversions

The value proposition for a Crazy Diamond Performance CNG ride was a little bit better before gas prices took a dive in the past month. Still, the Michigan-based company, which converts some of Chevrolet's compact vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, received approval late last month from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two of its conversion models. And CNG is still pretty cheap.