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E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume requirements for the amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline stretching all the way to 2025. But times change. ALSO SEE: Proposal: Buy... read more

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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

Honda has finished revamping the compact Civic compact lineup with the relaunch of its two greenest models. The refreshed 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan goes on sale today... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama Promotes Natural-Gas Fueling Stations In State Of The Union Address

Once again, President Barack Obama used the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to raise the issue of natural gas vehicles as a way of promoting energy independence... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype during cold-weather endurance testing in N America

Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Test Cars, Concept Shown At CES

Toyota revealed a bit more about its plans to offer a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for sale next year, at a press event held today at the opening of the huge Consumer... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
Structure of methanol. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Methanol Made With Renewable Energy Could Power Fuel Cells (Video)

Instead of a "hydrogen economy," should policymakers discuss a "methanol economy?" Nobel laureate Dr. George Olah and Surya Prakash, director of the University of Southern... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Price-Competitive With Electrics By 2030, Toyota Says

Instead of choosing between a V-6 and a V-8, could future car buyers choose between batteries and fuel cells? Soichiro Okudaira, chief officer of Toyota's R&D group, told... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Hydrogen Crossover First Drive

Hyundai is an aggressive company, and that applies to its green cars as much as the bread-and-butter sedans and crossovers it sells in growing numbers. So when the company... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Come From Toyota, Hyundai, Honda

Last week saw no fewer than three hydrogen fuel-cell cars appear at auto shows around the world. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled its FCV Concept, a... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Is A $500 Garage Fueling Appliance The Missing Link For Natural-Gas Cars?

In some ways, natural-gas cars are hampered by their own form of range anxiety. The high-pressure tanks necessary to hold enough fuel to drive 200 miles or more take up many... read more November 3, 2013 by 


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

Could your first fuel-cell car actually be a tank? General Motors announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS

2014 Chevrolet Cruze: Gasoline, Diesel, Now Natural Gas (Bi-Fuel Conversion)

Talk about covering your bases. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is already available with gasoline and diesel engines, and soon it will add compressed natural gas (CNG) to its... read more September 29, 2013 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

New Lure For Ethanol Blends: More Ethanol, But A Lower Price?

Could low prices be the key to making ethanol more popular? One Michigan filling station allows customers to change the ethanol-gasoline blend in their fuel. As customers... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

California Gets Serious About Funding Hydrogen Fueling Stations

California is making an aggressive move to encourage development of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the state. Assembly Bill 8 (AB8), which passed through the... read more September 17, 2013 by 


 
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