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

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 "dial up" the amount of ethanol, the price goes down, WardsAuto reports. Other stations offer multiple blends, with varying... read more

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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


 
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


 
VPG MV-1

AM General Buys VPG, Defunct Natural-Gas Handicapped Van Maker

Less than a year ago, Vehicle Production Group seemed a success: The startup maker had built 2,500 MV-1 handicapped vans in a year, about one-quarter of them powered by... read more September 11, 2013 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Gas Stations Claim Oil Companies Block E15, FTC To Investigate

The idea is simple: Replace refined hydrocarbons yanked deep out of the earth with vehicle fuel derived from crops. The ongoing politics of ethanol remain anything but... read more September 1, 2013 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: 30 Minutes In Windowless 800-MPH Pod?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a man of many and advanced interests, and his latest notion--the Hyperloop rapid transit system revealed as a concept yesterday--fits into his vision... read more August 13, 2013 by 56


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

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... read more August 9, 2013 by 6


 
Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell vehicle enters production

Hyundai To Develop Renewable Hydrogen Station In California

Hyundai has announced plans to transform an existing hydrogen refueling station in California into a cutting edge renewable fueling station. The station will be built on the... read more August 6, 2013 by 8


 
Solar Field, Mojave Desert [Credit: ©2012 Jamey Stillings, courtesy of the Forward Thinking Museum]

Solar Power Initiative By DoE Could Make Grid Electricity Cleaner, Cheaper

Some of our electric car-owning readers already reap the benefits of solar energy with roof-mounted panels, but on a grid level solar still has a long way to go. The U.S... read more August 5, 2013 by 3


 
Algaeus, a 2008 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid conversion running on biofuel blended from algae

Biofuel Company Latest To Pay Off Government Loan Early

Government lending to green technology companies has been a political hot potato in recent years. Huge loans were offered to dozens of companies. Automakers, solar companies... read more August 1, 2013 by 3


 
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


 

 
 

 
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