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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Iveco and the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative will work with Fiat Chrysler’s Magneti Marelli division to develop natural gas-powered vehicle availability, technology and availability. Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) through the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative (IFCI) has today signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Iveco (a […]

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Chevrolet has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of the Impala’s natural gas tank. The company stated being able to take a bullet and withstand fires from multiple directions sets apart the compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in the 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala from less-strenuous testing of other natural gas-powered vehicles. Chevrolet explained […]

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Chevrolet will commercialize a version of its 2015 Impala sedan that can run on biogas. The Bi-fuel Impala powered by gasoline or compressed natural gas can run on biogas equivalents sourced from fuel providers who process it. One of these is Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group which uses organic waste to produce the renewable energy source […]

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Hyundai opted to showcase its green side for the Paris Motor Show this year. The Korean automaker has on display a 48-volt Hybrid version of its i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). “Hyundai Motor is committed to creating sustainable mobility for European consumers,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President […]

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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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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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Chevrolet today announced its CNG-capable Impala would be priced from $38,210 including $825 destination fee, and availability would begin fourth quarter this year. The 2015 model year car will be available in both a base LS trim, and higher-up LT trim, and capable of gasoline or CNG operation. Both will use a 3.6-liter V6 with […]

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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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