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It is interesting to see how two worlds that seem to be so far apart can converge. Case in point: hot rods and green cars. Michigan-based Crazy Diamond Performance is a developer of hot rods that likes to get the most out of every engine. The most performance-wise, but also the most fuel-consumption-wise. This has […]

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We’ve seen PHEV, diesel-hybrid and natural gas powered vehicles. How about combining compressed natural gas and EV technologies? Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) just did so, announcing a partnership to develop a class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) describes itself […]

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The Honda Civic CNG is now eligible to a $1,000 purchase credit in California. The special savings from the California Energy Commission is an immediate $1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers at the time of purchase, stated Honda. In addition to the purchase credit savings, Civic Natural Gas vehicle […]

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Expect to see many natural gas powered pickup trucks if you are traveling through Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma, its agencies and the city of Dallas, Texas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas. Since 2010, Ford CNG-prepped truck sales have increased more than 250 percent, […]

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Yesterday Chevrolet announced the price of the CNG option for their 2015 pickup trucks and commercial vans. The bi-fuel option, allowing either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500 in the U.S. GM also announced the dedicated CNG option […]

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Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) said it will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its Marysville Auto Plant property  in Marysville, Ohio. The CNG station, which will be designed, constructed and operated by Trillium CNG, will be the first public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America. HAM said […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Alternative energy vehicle sales were just steady as she goes last month. In related news, we have decided to separate plug-in electrified vehicles into two […]

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Are you ready to buy a new green house with a garage ready for your EV or CNG-powered vehicle? KB Home unveiled its first ZeroHouse 2.0 in Los Angeles County yesterday, a house that comes ready for green vehicles with an EV charging station and a CNG hoockup in the garage. The company said a […]

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The A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi’s first production Audi A3 model capable of running on compressed natural gas is now ready, but will be available only for Germany for now. Audi’s new car can be powered by Audi’s e-gas produced using green electricity, or by compressed natural gas, both of which are available to drivers in […]

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Ford has begun production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas. The company said this makes it the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 powered by the 3.7-liter V6 engine is now available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, […]

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