GM Recalls Natural Gas-Powered Vans

GM Recalls Natural Gas-Powered Vans
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Another day, another GM recall. This time the Detroit-based automotive giant is working to fix issues with some natural gas-powered vehicles. Continue Reading...

Chevy Expands CNG Availability in Heavy Duty Trucks

Chevy Expands CNG Availability in Heavy Duty Trucks
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Compressed natural gas (CNG) has long been a smart option for buyers who do a lot of miles in a year, and now Chevrolet is expanding the lineup of Heavy Duty models on which theses engines can be bought. Continue Reading...

Mazda Shows Off Diesel, CNG and Hybrids in Tokyo

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Mazda Shows Off Diesel, CNG and Hybrids in Tokyo
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Mazda has just unveiled a host of new concepts and up-coming models at the The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 that includes diesel, natural gas and hybrid technology. Continue Reading...

2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi: More Space, Less Fuel

2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi: More Space, Less Fuel
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What does Hong Kong have in common with New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles? Other than being a large, cosmopolitan metropolis it’s also the latest municipality to select Ford’s Transit Connect Taxi for duty. Continue Reading...

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says
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Ever more stringent CAFE requirements in the U.S. and CO2 regulations in Europe are squeezing automakers like never before. They’re turning to technologies and fuels they would have never considered just 10 years ago. What’s Honda’s strategy to meet these standards? Continue Reading...

Honda Civic Natural Gas Buyers Getting $3,000 Gas Card

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Honda Civic Natural Gas Buyers Getting $3,000 Gas Card
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Those looking for ways to fight against the recent rise in gas prices might want to consider a 2012 Honda Civic, the Natural Gas model to be more specific. The Japanese automaker has teamed up with Clean Energy to give $3,000 fuel cards to new buyers. Continue Reading...

General Motors CNG Truck Package Costs Extra $11,000

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General Motors CNG Truck Package Costs Extra $11,000
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General Motors announced pricing for its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 heavy-duty pickup trucks today, saying the vehicles will cost $11,000 above base price.  Customers may begin placing orders for the CNG trucks on March 19 and will be available in standard or longbox configurations with either two- or four-wheel drive. “The announcement… Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Honda Looks To Its Dealers For Expansion Of CNG Station Infrastructure

Honda Looks To Its Dealers For Expansion Of CNG Station Infrastructure
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Honda is currently the only automaker offering CNG vehicles in the United States. Although it is nice to own an exclusive niche in the vast automotive market, it does have its limitations. Compressed natural gas stations are uncommon in North America and Honda hopes to change this by installing pumps at its dealers as it… Continue Reading...

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG Starts at $47,500

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2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG Starts at $47,500
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Dodge has released pricing on their 2012 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Compressed Natural Gas pickup truck, starting at $47,500 including a $995 destination charge. The Dodge Ram 2500 HD CNG will go head-to-head with the recently announced Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD Pickups with CNG capability. The Ram 2500 HD CNG will be available as… Continue Reading...

More Natural Gas Fuelling Stations Coming, Honda Civic NG Owners Rejoice

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More Natural Gas Fuelling Stations Coming, Honda Civic NG Owners Rejoice
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It’s sales are but a drop in the bucket for Honda, but the Civic GX, recently renamed the NG, might have a chance to grow its market share thanks to efforts by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to expand U.S. infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. The fact is, there is so much natural gas available in the U.S. that it’s… Continue Reading...

Half Of All Vehicles Will Be Hybrids by 2040 – Exxon Mobil

Half Of All Vehicles Will Be Hybrids by 2040 – Exxon Mobil
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In its annual Outlook, ExxonMobil discusses the future of global energy demands and consumption and in this year’s edition, ExxonMobil believes that half of the vehicles on the road in 2040 will be hybrids. We personally believe hybrids will rule the road long before 2040, especially when you have vehicles like Lincoln‘s 2012 MKZ Hybrid… Continue Reading...

EPA Simplifies Alt-Fuel Conversion Rules

EPA Simplifies Alt-Fuel Conversion Rules
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just made it easier to legally convert light- and heavy-duty vehicle conversions to alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas. Manufacturers can now more readily sell conversions thanks to an exemption found in a 186-page EPA ruling that overrides previous rules against tampering when converting an engine. The former… Continue Reading...

Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015

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Obama Commits To ‘Green-Only’ Government Auto Fleet by 2015
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An expected announcement today by President Barack Obama will outline the federal government’s commitment to buy only advanced technology vehicles by 2015. Only hybrids, plug-in electrics, and flex-fuel vehicles will be allowed into its present fleet of 600,000 vehicles. The government has already doubled its number of hybrids in keeping with existing mandates. Full-size SUVs… Continue Reading...

Boston is First to Adopt Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Duty

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Boston is First to Adopt Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Duty
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With it’s small size, tight turning radius, interior capacity relating to its size and decent fuel economy, the Transit Connect is seen as a logical alternative to the Vic taxi by some. Continue Reading...

Natural Gas Powered Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG Race Cars to Compete at Nurburgring 24 Hour

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Every time we set our eyes on the new VW Scirocco (like at the Nitto Tires booth at the Tokyo Auto Salon), we were jealous to say the least that North America will never get this beauty. This decision was made in 2008 by Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s CEO, stating that the Scirocco would negatively affect… Continue Reading...