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Bi-Fuel Mercedes-Benz E-Class Runs On Natural Gas, In Germany

Bi-Fuel Mercedes-Benz E-Class Runs On Natural Gas, In Germany

While electric cars get a lot of press, electricity is hardly the only way to power vehicles without using gasoline. Discussion of natural gas as a vehicle fuel is rising again, in part due to huge supplies coming online in North America. Now Mercedes-Benz has launched its latest vehicle powered by... read more

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

Senate Bill Boosts CAFE Ratings For Natural-Gas Vehicles With Gasoline Backup

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would amend Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules to encourage production of a new class of natural-gas vehicles with "reserve" gasoline tanks... read more July 31, 2013 by 6


 
2014 Ford F-150 fitted with natural-gas readiness package

2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

Ford is the latest automaker to offer a natural gas fuel option for its best-selling pickup truck range. The 2014 Ford F-150 will be offered with a natural gas (CNG) and... read more July 31, 2013 by 1


 
Prokhorov CityCar natural-gas hybrid vehicle, design prototype

Yo-Auto Natural-Gas Hybrid Update: Production Now In 2015?

With Teslas and BMW i3s dominating the green car headlines, it's easy to forget that plenty of other automakers are creating their own low-emission vehicles. In Russia, that... read more July 25, 2013 by 0


 
Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell vehicle enters production

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars More Viable With Cheaper, More Efficient Electrolysis?

Whatever you think of hydrogen-powered vehicles, recent technology-sharing deals have shown the automakers themselves are beginning to push towards fuel cell vehicles. Among... read more July 25, 2013 by 24


 
Rusty car (Image: Flickr user Another Seb)

Is Rust The Key To Cleaner, Solar-Generated Hydrogen?

Rust is usually something to be avoided in the automotive world, unless you're a hot-rodder looking for that sun-scorched appearance or a VW scene kid wanting the "rat look"... read more July 9, 2013 by 5


 
All-gas biofuel plant in Chiclana, Spain (Image: All-gas)

Spanish Town To Run Cars On Biofuel From Human Poop...

Humans are a lot like cars. No, seriously--in order to make us work, we need fuel. That fuel is our food, which we metabolize in order to function, and anything not required... read more June 28, 2013 by 6


 
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


 
Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel-cell car

Hyundai Still Backing Hydrogen Fuel Cells--Where Infrastructure Exists

On June 3, Hyundai delivered the first ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle in Europe, to the City of Copenhagen in Denmark. Production of the company's hydrogen-fueled vehicle began in... read more June 17, 2013 by 7


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proving More Successful Than Expected

A report analyzing the uptake of low-carbon fuels says that fossil-fuel alternatives are actually growing faster than expected. The report, produced by a coalition of... read more June 13, 2013 by 7


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

World's Largest Coal Company To Use Solar Power In Bid To Cut Energy Costs

It's perfectly reasonable to be skeptical when an alternative energy organization says we should move away from fossil fuels, and likewise reasonable to be skeptical when the... read more June 7, 2013 by 7


 
Audi A3 g-tron first drive, Berlin

Audi A3 g-tron: First Drive Of Natural Gas Compact Car

We lost count of just how many times Audi engineers used the phrase "no compromises" during their 'tron' presentations in Berlin. And driving the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, a... read more June 6, 2013 by 9


 
Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel-Cell vehicle

Hydrogen Production Gets Cleaner: Now With Lower Carbon Monoxide

Hydrogen is often lauded as a fuel of the future--a way to offer the combined benefits of electric vehicles and combustion cars in one, simple package. The reality is a... read more May 24, 2013 by 9


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Do Electric And Natural-Gas Cars Compete Against Each Other?

We've been thinking a lot about natural-gas fueled vehicles, for reasons that will become clear in due course. Writing about green cars can occasionally be awkward, because... read more May 22, 2013 by 20


 
Algae [source: VentureBeat]

U.S. Perfectly Placed For Algae-Based Biofuel Production

The U.S. is sitting on top of a fuel goldmine, it seems. Not shale gas or crude oil, but fresh water and suitable land to produce 25 billion gallons of algae-based biofuel--a... read more May 22, 2013 by 5


 

 
 

 
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