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Video: Finnish politician converts 1987 El Camino to run on wood gas

El Camino converted to run on wood gas – Click above to watch video after the jump

XL Hybrids converts Lincoln Town Car to reduce costs and fuel use

The commonly black Lincoln Town Car is turning green over at XL Hybrids, a Somerville, MA start-up. The company converts the car to hybrid power, adding an electric motor that allows for a 15-30 percent reduction in fuel consumption while providing an additional 20 horsepower. Although conversion costs are not out yet, co-founder Justin Ashton estimate

EVTV Smart Fortwo conversion to outdo Daimler for under $25,000

The EVTV team has recently finished electrifying their sweet '57 Porsche 356A Speedster replica and will soon be sending it off to their "roller" supplier, Special Editions Inc., for further testing and inspection. With that project in the can, they are ready to try something new. The proje

Largest bus dealership in U.S. opens second alt-fuel conversion facility in Indiana

California-based Creative Bus Sales, the largest commercial bus dealership in the U.S., has officially opened the doors of its 30,000-square-foot alternative fuel conversion facility in Elkhart, IN. The facility will perform the necessary tasks to convert gasoline-powered buses, trucks and vans to run on either propane or compressed natural gas (CNG).

Video: Green Overdrive presents insanely expensive home-brewed eco rides

DIY Eco Rides on Green Overdrive – Click above to watch video Eric Loveday

Start-up company Alte converts fleet vehicles to plug-in hybrids, 50,000 mile warranty included

With 10.2 million fleet vehicles in use in the U.S., innovative start-up company Alte saw a market opportunity to develop a plug-in hybrid conversion that would transform the nation's inefficient vehicles into the fleet of the future. The company, founded less than two short years ago, hopes to convert 500,000 fleet vehicles over to extended-range plug-in hybrids in the next six years. While conversions are quite a regular occurrence, Alte offers something that most don't: a 50,000 mile powertra

Zap gets USPS contract to convert mail truck to electric power

News from Zap's California headquarters has been quiet of late, with not much more than a few tidbits about a possible electric SUV and more orders for the Zaptruck reaching our screens. This week, though, we heard about a new possibility for Zap's electric vehicles (EVs) to hit the road:

Gas To Electric, City of Santa Monica make up in plug-in vehicle conversion fight

Paul Pearson's legal fight with the City of Santa Monica (and, originally, the California DMV) has taken an unexpected turn. While the City has been going after Pearson for his work converting gas cars to electric drive. Pearson, president of the Santa Monica-based Gas To Electric (G2E), was the target of a

Bientôt Electrique Association offers plug-in kit for the Prius

The French pro-EV association, Bientôt Electrique (which means "electric soon") is offering a kit, guaranteed for two-years, that converts a regular Toyota Prius into a plug-in hybrid. The kit can be obtained without a battery for €1,499. If you want to add to the Prius' standard battery, a 2 kW battery + kit is offered for €2,550 and the 4 kW battery + kit is €3,550. Bientôt Electrique will install it for €349. The battery is installed in the trunk and the two po

Can I convert an older vehicle to something more environmentally-friendly?

Converted plug-in Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: 115 Plug-in Toyota Prius test cars fail to crack 50 mpg average in year-long test

When Consumer Reports tested out the Hymotion L5 plug-in Toyota Prius conversion earlier this year, they weren't overwhelmed with the results. Sure, the mileage they observed was boosted to about 67 mpg over the first 35 miles of the drive, but that didn't match the claims of 100 mpg (or more) that Hymotion and A123 Systems make about their product.

REPORT: 115 Plug-in Priuses fail to crack 50 mpg average in year-long test

When Consumer Reports tested out the Hymotion L5 plug-in Toyota Prius conversion earlier this year, they weren't overwhelmed with the results. Sure, the mileage they observed was boosted to about 67 mpg over the first 35 miles of the drive, but that didn't match the claims of 100 mpg (or more) that Hymotion and A123 Systems make about their product.

Want to take an electric vehicle conversion class online?

Converting a liquid-fueled vehicle to electric drive is nothing new, but, if you've never done it before, then everything can be fresh and totally overwhelming. For those of you interested in trying a conversion project, the fine folks at Electric Cars Are For Girls are here to help. The site is getting ready to put EV conversion classes online using the same materials and demonstrations that they use in local classes. The

Arabian Update: Mercedes W140 S-Class gets W221 transplant

Say you have a Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class from two generations ago, but you really want is a Mercedes W221, the current generation car. Well, what else is an individualistic plutocrat to do other than give a willing tuner an unknown (and seemingly substantial) quantity of cash to make a few changes?

Ex-Cowboys' 1991 BMW 850Ci one-off for sale in Texas

Click above the view a gallery of this custom convertible BMW 850i

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