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AFVI 2010: CNG-powered Ford Transit Connect

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AFVI 2010: Autogas for America says "Go propane LPG autogas!"

What's in a word? The new group Autogas for America thinks that the word "propane" needs a rewrite when it comes to using it for propulsion (Sebastian Blanco

AFVI 2010: CNG-powered Gasser hugs trees and hauls ass

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AFVI 2010: Technology parade includes propane lawn mowners, CNG hydraulic hybrids, more

CNG hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the Technology Parade – Click above for high-res image gallery

AFVI 2010: Xtreme Green brings its zero-emission police force

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AFVI 2010: E-Max electric scooters are apparently "loved by nature"

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AFVI 2010: Zap Dude is not an urban achiever

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AFVI 2010: T. Boone Pickens believes God gave the U.S. our natural gas supplies

T. Boone Pickens may not know exactly what's up with V-Vehicles, a company that he's invested in that wants to make high-mileage vehicles, but he does claim to know some things. During his opening keynote speech at the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas, for example, the long-time oilman and big natural gas promoter said that he thin

AFVI 2010: Smart ED makes its U.S. debut

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AFVI 2010: T. Boone Pickens says V-Vehicles will someday add natural gas to high-mpg model

T. Boone Pickens returned to the AFVI stage to give the expo's opening talk about, surprise, natural gas and transportation. We'll have a report of that event up in a bit, but we got a chance to ask him a few questions about things he didn't speak about from the stage, including his involvement with the mysterious and possibly troubled V-Vehicles. Pickens told AutoblogGreen that, "I

AFVTech working on CNG-powered, 600 hp 1933 Ford Roadster

Take something old – in this case, a 1933 Ford Roadster body – and make it into something new – a CNG-powered, 600 hp beast, perhaps. That's what's happening over at AFVTech, which is prepping the hot rod for the upcoming Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Institute expo that's coming in May. The company is using what President Kevin Fern called the "Natural Drive dedicated EPA-certified CNG retrofit systems" for clean-burning 600 horsepower. The conversion uses a modified General

AFVI 2008: A few final thoughts on green moves in Sin City, with Wendell Berry

I covered the AFVI Expo last week and that trip was my first visit to Las Vegas. I've heard the stories, the advertising campaign that tries to sell Sin City as, well, Sin City that takes your credit card. What interested me the most, though, was how my environmentalist mind would react to being in a city that, quite honestly, celebrates excess and waste. I didn't expect to feel comfortable in an oasis of VIP come-ons and bright lights

AutoblogGreen Podcast #22

For Episode #22 of the AutoblogGreen podcast, Sam and Sebastian recap the AVFI show in Las Vegas, and enter into a discussion focusing on diesel. Still on the diesel tip, Sam talks excitedly about the Volkswagen TDI Cup racing series before moving on to the much more charged topic of EV infrastructure. Our interview this week isn't so much a one on one as it is a speech from T. Boone Pickens, he of oil magnate status, about how oil is n

American electric car companies prefer Project Fastr Blastr to Project Better Place

Project Better Place has been making lots of headlines with their plan to create a battery swapping and charging infrastructure in different Domenick Yoney

AFVI 2008: Fleet Day keynote session - Rahal racing, consumer shifts and more

Michael Williams is a bold man. It's not because he wears a bow tie and cowboy boots; it's because he will publicly say he's a good friend of the President. Not many people around who will admit to being tight with George Bush these days. Williams, who is the chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, revealed this and many other things during his speech to the AFVI Expo crowd during fleet day last week about the power of propane as an altern

AFVI 2008: Ride and Drive video from Las Vegas

There weren't a lot of astoundingly cool vehicles to drive at the AFVI Expo Ride and Drive earlier this week. Still, throw a handful of alternative-fueled cars, trucks and CUVs in a Las Vegas parking lot, and I'll check it out. As you can see in the video I made of the event, Bosch was heavily represented by a half-dozen or so clean diesel models. GEM and Miles EVs were easy to spot, and there was even a hybrid cherry-picker and a propane pickup or two. To kick off the event, Ed Begley, Jr. and

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