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Have natural gas vehicles failed completely as an alternative to gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles? Analysis from Bloomberg seems to come to that conclusion, citing cheap pump prices and growth in electric vehicles behind it. Going back to 2008 with spiking gasoline and diesel prices, T. Boone Pickens — a giant in the oil and gas […]

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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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