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VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

Three years ago, Volkswagen announced that it was testing two different types of renewable diesel fuel in a pair of its TDI diesel-engined cars sold in the U.S. Now, the company says it has finished its testing, and the results are in. The renewable fuel gave the same performance as conventional... read more

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell leased by Paul Berkman, Corona del Mar, California

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early Drivers Discuss Experiences Traveling On Hydrogen

There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. than any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
Propel Fuels rolls out High Performance Renewable Diesel fuel in 18 Northern California locations

Propel Renewable Diesel: Usable By Any Vehicle, Going Beyond 'Biodiesel'

Fuels produced using plant-based materials can offer a promising way to reduce the carbon emitted by road vehicles. That's because their plant feedstocks absorb carbon... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Decades Of Promises: 'Dude, Where's My Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car?'

Designing, engineering, testing, producing, and selling cars run by anything other than gasoline engines is hard, expensive, and challenging. Carmakers routinely lose money... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Natural-Gas Vehicle Sales Globally Won't Quite Double In 10 Years: Analyst

Cars running on natural gas have been around for decades now, and presently represent 2 to 3 percent of global auto production. Their tailpipe emissions are much cleaner than... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell prototype  -  Los Angeles, November 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle News From Los Angeles Auto Show

The biggest news in zero-emission vehicles at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show was the formal introduction of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. But several other companies made news... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

How Much Money Does The 2016 Toyota Mirai Lose? A Lot, Perhaps

All automakers expect to lose money at first when they launch expensive new powertrain technologies. But if one European official with deep experience in alternative-fuel... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: First Photos From Test Drive

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is getting a major launch just before this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. It's clear Toyota considers this a vehicle every bit as seminal as its very... read more November 18, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Will Biofuels Be Better For Plastics Than For Vehicle Fuel?

Turn the clock back to 2007--when Congress passed the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act--and biofuels like ethanol were apparently poised to solve the country's... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
The Mighty 190 Rap Video

Freaky Friday: Veggie Diesel Mercedes 190 Spawns Bad Rap Video

This black Mercedes 190 is far from the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car converted to run on used cooking oil--but it's probably the first to get its own rap song. This (NSFW)... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Best Use For Abundant U.S. Natural Gas: Powering Electric Cars

Natural-gas vehicles have never had much acceptance in the North American passenger car market, and even trucks powered by it are struggling. While natural gas is presently... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Toyota 'Turning Point' video ad for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, frame grab, Sep 2014

Toyota Fuel-Cell Ad Asks: Are You 'The Bold Few' Or A 'Handbrake'?

The piano music is somber, the announcer's voice well modulated and filled with gentle concern. Over the next year, we'll be faced with a decision to support, oppose, or even... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan pre-production prototype, Southern California, Sep 2014 [Mike Magrath]

2016 Toyota Mirai Sedan Photographed Testing In Southern California

Pity the poor automotive spy photographer. She spends months in Death Valley with an expensive camera, only for her paying clients to be swamped with cellphone shots snapped... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 

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