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Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

We will likely never see battery-electric trucks enter the long-haul freight mainstream, but other alternatives to diesel fuel exist today. One is natural gas, which comes with fewer packaging and range constraints than electric propulsion--and a ready and growing domestic supply of the fuel. So... read more

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

Natural Gas For Long-Haul Trucks: Which Version Makes More Sense?

LNG or CNG? If that just looks like a jumble of letters to you, we're talking about liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas--and so is the trucking industry. Natural... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Civic

Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Powered 2015 Chevy Impala To Start At $38,210

General Motors has released pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel model, a full-size sedan that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. The... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Honda Marysville Auto Plant

Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

If drivers are going to use an alternative fuel, they need places to fill up their tanks. Honda announced today that it will install a compressed natural-gas (CNG) fueling... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
Gas pump

Five MORE Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Yep, Big Oil is definitely scheming and plotting to destroy the electric car. Everyone knows that. Right? [sigh] Time for more mythbusting, it seems. The surprising success... read more January 31, 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 


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by 


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

Yet Another Green Fuel: Landfill Methane On Sale In California

If you're looking for an alternative fuel, why not try garbage? Or, rather, the methane produced by landfills. Clean Energy Fuels--a developer of natural gas refueling... read more November 5, 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 


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

What does North Dakota have in common with Iran? If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas... read more October 23, 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 


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

Is The Writing On The Wall For U.S. Coal?

What will power your plug-in car in a few years? If new EPA regulations go into effect, it may not be coal. Next week, the EPA is expected to set limits on greenhouse gas... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
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