Vladimir Putin open to Tesla, prefers natural gas though
Russian President Vladimir Putin is not against buying a Tesla.
Portland to use sewage gas to shift away from diesel
Making the most of decomposing sewage will reduce carbon emissions and earn revenue for the city.
Alliance AutoGas wants to sell propane Ford Transits
Propane conversion company and distributor seeks approval from California Air Resources Board.
FCA goes natural with CNG fleet
FCA Transport, the fleet of semis FCA US uses to deliver parts, has switched from diesel to CNG. The move reduces CO2 emissions by 16,000 tons per year.
CNG vehicles might get boost in congressional EV bill
Provisions in House and Senate transportation bills would benefit CNG-powered vehicles. It isn't clear which, if any, of them will make it to the final legislation.
Watchdog says US way overspent on CNG station in Afghanistan
The US government spent $43 million on an Afghan compressed natural gas station that cost just $500,000 across the border in Pakistan. Worse still, the station isn't really being used because of a lack of proper infrastructure for CNG vehicles.
CNG Chevy Impala launch delay grows to a year
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.
2016 Ford F-150 gets propane, CNG conversions
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.
Obama's budget calls for EV incentive increase to $10,000
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.
Natural gas garbage truck explodes in Indianapolis [w/video]
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.
VW, Fiat, Mercedes could be CNG winners in Europe
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 (C
Eco-Motive gets patent for CNG-gas hybrid H-Motor
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).
CNG-powered Chevy Sonic, Cruze headed your way
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 ch
New Honda Civic Natural Gas goes on sale end of November
For folks who prefer to put natural gas directly into their vehicle rather than converting it to electricity first, CNG vehicles offer a cleaner alternative to gasoline power while still using a traditional powertrain. If you're looking for a sedan that runs on CNG, your current options are pretty limited - especially in the US - and you'll almost certainly be taking a look at Honda. The 2
GM natural gas-powered vans recalled due to possible leak
General Motors is recalling almost 3,200 of its compressed-natural-gas powered utility vans because of possible leaks. GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a notice last week saying that 3,196 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG vans are on recall, though no accidents have been reported due to the possible issue. The recall is specifically for vans fo
Recharge Wrap-up: Formula E car swap video, Lyft adds carpooling, new Tesla book
Curious to see how the Formula E car swap goes down? During each hour-long race (or ePrix, as the series calls them), drivers have to make a pit stop to switch cars as the battery runs down. Of course, they want to do it as quickly as possible. It's kind of a tricky dance extricating oneself from the cockpit of one car and slipping into the seat of another facing the opposite direction. See the maneuver in the video John Beltz Snyder
Chevy Cruze CNG available from Crazy Diamond Performance
Anyone out there who can somehow find a second way to link Pink Floyd to natural gas vehicles gets a prize. Because so far, we have one Michigan-based company called Crazy Diamond Performance (Shine On You Crazy Diamond being a longtime Floyd fave) that's setting out to convert Chevrolet Cruze vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). All in the name of cheaper fuel and d
One in seven trucks will be alt-fuel by 2035
More natural gas. Less diesel. That's a quick synopsis of a study by Navigant Research on future fueling trends for trucks.
Skoda launching two new CNG-powered vehicles in Europe in June
Skoda's second- and third-ever production compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles aren't exactly speed burners, but they are efficient. The Czech automaker, which is owned by Volkswagen, will introduce its Octavia G-TEC and Octavia Combi G-TEC models to most of Europe next month. Skoda's first CNG model was the Citigo, which debuted in 2012.