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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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A nationwide survey exploring U.S. consumer attitudes toward 10 clean energy technologies has found a wide disconnect between those who “favor” alternative energy transportation and the percentage that buy it. Based on a statistically significant cross-sampling of 1,084 consumers who answered an online questionnaire by Navigant Research in fall 2013, over 60 percent of respondents […]

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The Chrysler Group is inspiring itself on human lungs to design the next generation of fuel tanks needed for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. “Within the human lung are countless individual sacks called alveoli,” says Enrico Pisino, Chrysler Group’s Senior Manager-Innovation. “These sacks combine to expand the lung’s total air capacity. We are using this […]

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Volvo Car Group unveiled its new Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car in conjunction with the NGV 2013 Gothenburg event being held between June 11 and 13 at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sales for the new bi-fuel V60 will start in October 2013 in Sweden. Volvo developed the bi-fuel version of the V60 with […]

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John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation Advisory Board. Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction by opening the fuel market to allow replacement fuels like ethanol, methanol, natural gas and electric vehicles to fairly […]

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Audi is jumping on the CNG bandwagon with a natural gas version of its A3 hatchback. Named A3 Sportback g-tron by Audi, the natural gas vehicle showcases what Audi qualifies as state-of-the-art CNG drive technology, starting with the fuel storage. The vehicle has two tanks, located under the luggage compartment floor. Each can hold seven […]

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Westport Innovations Inc. announced that its Westport WiNG natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system will be available for the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks. The converted trucks will be available starting April 1, 2013. Westport will celebrate the trucks’ debut at next week’s National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, […]

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Among auto manufacturers, Honda has always marched to the tune of a different drummer. More than 45 years ago when oil was $3 a barrel, it began working on fuel economy, keeping it out of step with competitors for a long time. While the industry rushed to build bigger and brawnier cars, SUVs and pickup […]

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