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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty regulators in roughly 3,200 vans, which could cause the compressed natural gas (CNG) used to power the vehicles to leak out. This is... read more

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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Hitting Dealerships Soon

Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost... read more March 6, 2014 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 


 
Tata Nano CNG emax unveiled.

Tata Nano CNG Emax: India's Most Fuel-Efficient, Least-Polluting Car

What is it they say about big things and small packages? A new version of the Tata Nano--the world's cheapest car--was recently unveiled in Ahmedabad, India. The Tata Nano... read more October 9, 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 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

New Gas Stations Must Have Quick Charging Or Other Alt Fuels, Canadian City Says

Where should you put public charging stations for electric cars? Local businesses and governments and urban planners all over the country are grappling with that question... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen To Add Natural-Gas Cars As Well As Diesels, Hybrids?

When it comes to green technology, Volkswagen is hedging its bets. In addition to promoting its line of TDI diesels, the German carmaker is launching hybrids like the Jetta... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - gasoline & natural-gas fillers in gas door

'Add Natural Gas' Ad Campaign To Promote New Type Of Cars

On Tuesday, six prototype cars powered by natural gas for their first 60 or so miles and by gasoline thereafter were unveiled in Washington, D.C. Now, the natural-gas... read more June 27, 2013 by  16


 
Natural-gas vehicle prototypes, Los Angeles, May 2013 - group shot at Playa del Rey storage field

Prototype Natural-Gas Vehicles Use Gasoline As Range Extender

To date, natural-gas vehicles have come with significant compromises. The high-pressure tanks that hold enough compressed natural gas to run 200 miles or more take up many... read more June 25, 2013 by  22


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Another Convert To Natural-Gas Fueling: Railroad Locomotives?

The U.S. is increasingly awash in natural gas, so it's natural to consider it as a potential vehicle fuel. From passenger cars to long-haul trucks, both compressed natural... read more May 17, 2013 by  8


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural Gas Vehicles: Technology Targets The Challenges

As a vehicle fuel, natural gas holds considerable promise but faces a number of challenges. Overcoming those challenges is the goal of recent funding granted by the U.S... read more May 8, 2013 by  7


 
Natural Gas-powered Kenworth truck (Image: Flickr user TruckPR)

Natural Gas As Vehicle Fuel: Why Trucks Make More Sense Than Cars

Natural gas passenger cars have never really taken off in the U.S. like some thought they might. While the fuel is hugely popular in countries like Brazil, gasoline has... read more April 24, 2013 by  15


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011

Leaky Natural Gas Wells No Cleaner Than Coal, Says NOAA

Natural gas is increasingly considered a cleaner alternative to coal when it comes to energy production--not to mention a greener alternative to gasoline when used in... read more January 10, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD bi-fuel (natural gas & gasoline) pickup truck

Chevy, GMC Bi-Fuel Natural Gas Pickup Trucks Now In Production

GM has started production of its two new bi-fuel options in the pickup truck market. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel models are able to... read more November 9, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011

Want To Drive A Natural Gas Vehicle? Be Prepared For A Detour

By the end of this year, Honda says it will have more than 200 dealers certified to sell the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas across the U.S. Much cheaper than regular gasoline... read more July 6, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011

'Strong Case' For Natural-Gas Car Research, National Lab Says

A government-funded laboratory that helped pioneer the battery technology behind many electric vehicles, including the Chevy Volt, has recently begun to focus on developing... read more June 12, 2012 by  2


 
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