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...

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...

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...

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...

Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Wins “2012 Green Car of the Year” Award

Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Wins “2012 Green Car of the Year” Award
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The 2011 Green Car of the Year award isn’t going to an electric car or a hybrid. The winner is the Honda Civic GX, a car that has an internal combustion engine, but that doesn’t burn any gasoline at all. That’s because it’s powered by natural gas. The Civic beat out the Ford Focus Electric,… Continue Reading...

2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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Recognized each year at the LA Auto Show, the finalists for the 2012 Green Car of the Year award have been released, spanning the gamut of possible alternative fuel vehicles. The nominee include the Ford Focus Electric, the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, the Mitsubishi i, the Toyota Prius v and the 2012 Volkswagen Passat… Continue Reading...

Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines

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Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines
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The world’s economy stinks, gas is expensive and we’re all watching our wallets closely. You might assume that would also indicate less car parts being sold, but not for diesel engine manufacturer Cummins. “Several of the economies where Cummins operates are clearly weakening,” COO Tom Linebarger told analysts last month. “We really don’t know how… Continue Reading...

Natural Gas Powered Honda Civic GX Gets California HOV Access Until 2015

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Natural Gas Powered Honda Civic GX Gets California HOV Access Until 2015
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Honda, which is currently the only manufacturer in the United States selling a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, might see a significant spike in demand for the Civic GX model. The reason? Honda has announced that the Civic Natural Gas will qualify for the White Clean Air Vehicle decals in California, which will allow… 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...

Honda Civic Defeats Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt For “Greenest Vehicle” Title

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Honda Civic Defeats Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt For “Greenest Vehicle” Title
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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a non-profit group sponsored by foundations, electric utilities and government agencies, released its list of the Greenest Vehicles, and the Honda Civic GX, a perennial favorite, continued to come out on top for the 8th consecutive year. In second place was the all-electric Nissan Leaf, while the much… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Civic To Launch As Part Of Product Blitz

2012 Honda Civic To Launch As Part Of Product Blitz
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Honda‘s previous Civic launches have seen the base models get the star-treatment right out of the gate, with performance and eco variants following later on. But this time will be different, as Honda plans to launch the regular Civic, Civic Si, Civic Hybrid and a natural gas powered Civic within weeks of each other. The… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Scirocco Goes 1-2-3 at Nurburgring, Paves Way for Bio Natural Gas

Volkswagen Scirocco Goes 1-2-3 at Nurburgring, Paves Way for Bio Natural Gas
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A month ago we put the spotlight on VW’s Scirocco GT24 CNG Race Cars, announcing that they’ll be competing at the Nurburgring 24-hour race in the class for cars with alternative power. The race has come and gone and VW has made a solid statement with the sweep of the podium with a 1-2-3 finish…. Continue Reading...
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