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    AFVI 2010: Bosch is here to help diesels, everything else
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    Bosch was at the the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas this week touting two things: that huge CNG hydraulic hybrid refuse truck and the company's work bringing more diesel vehicles to American roads. As Bosch announced early in the week, the push for oil burners is having an effect. We spoke with Bosch's ...

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    AFVI 2010: CNG-powered Ford Transit Connect
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    NGV Ford Transit Connect – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For $300 on top of the price of a Ford Transit Connect, you can get the van with a CNG prep package that includes hardened engine seals and valves. Of course, those $300 don't give you the full CNG package. For that, you need ...

  • AFVI 2010: Autogas for America says "Go propane LPG autogas!"
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    What's in a word? The new group Autogas for America thinks that the word "propane" needs a rewrite when it comes to using it for propulsion (don't tell Dixie Chopper). The new word of choice (if the group's name doesn't give it away) is autogas, which is what propane used for cars is called in ...

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    AFVI 2010: CNG-powered Gasser hugs trees and hauls ass
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    Gasser – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The oldest car on display at the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas this week was the Gasser, which started life as a 1933 Ford Roadster. For the last eight months, the team at Daytech Auto, led by Wayne Day, has been working on making this car run solely ...

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    AFVI 2010: Technology parade includes propane lawn mowners, CNG hydraulic hybrids, more
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    CNG hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the Technology Parade – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One big difference between the AFVI Expo and a standard auto show is that the garbage trucks show up at AFVI. That's what happened this year during the conference's Vehicle Technology Parade, ...

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    AFVI 2010: Xtreme Green brings its zero-emission police force
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    Xtreme Green police vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Xtreme Green Products didn't need to drive far to attend the AFVI Expo. The Las Vegas-based company was on home turf to show off two of its four electric vehicles designed for police use. Even so the company's standard ...

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    AFVI 2010: E-Max electric scooters are apparently "loved by nature"
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    e-max electric scooter – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The all-electric e-max scooters have been on sale in Europe for a while, but we got our first look at them here in Las Vegas at the AFVI Expo this week. The company behind the scooters has been, in some form, at least, been ...

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    AFVI 2010: Zap Dude is not an urban achiever
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    Zap Dude – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last month, Zap introduced the all-electric Dude, an off-road ATV. The company has sold a half-dozen of the $5,495 units and has "a warehouse full" of them ready to go out the door to a good home, according to Zap regional manager Dennis ...

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    AFVI 2010: T. Boone Pickens believes God gave the U.S. our natural gas supplies
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    T. Boone Pickens may not know exactly what's up with V-Vehicles, a company that he's invested in that wants to make high-mileage vehicles, but he does claim to know some things. During his opening keynote speech at the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas, for example, the long-time oilman and big natural ...

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    AFVI 2010: Smart ED makes its U.S. debut
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    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The first car that caught our eye on the AFVI Expo floor in Las Vegas was, well, the first Smart Fortwo of its type in the U.S. This is the all-electric Smart ED, which is currently being tested in Berlin and London. It will begin on-road ...

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    AFVI 2010: T. Boone Pickens says V-Vehicles will someday add natural gas to high-mpg model
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    T. Boone Pickens returned to the AFVI stage to give the expo's opening talk about, surprise, natural gas and transportation. We'll have a report of that event up in a bit, but we got a chance to ask him a few questions about things he didn't speak about from the stage, including his involvement ...

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    AFVTech working on CNG-powered, 600 hp 1933 Ford Roadster
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    Take something old – in this case, a 1933 Ford Roadster body – and make it into something new – a CNG-powered, 600 hp beast, perhaps. That's what's happening over at AFVTech, which is prepping the hot rod for the upcoming Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Institute expo that's ...

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    AFVI 2008: A few final thoughts on green moves in Sin City, with Wendell Berry
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    I covered the AFVI Expo last week and that trip was my first visit to Las Vegas. I've heard the stories, the advertising campaign that tries to sell Sin City as, well, Sin City that takes your credit card. What interested me the most, though, was how my environmentalist mind would react to being in ...

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    AutoblogGreen Podcast #22
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    For Episode #22 of the AutoblogGreen podcast, Sam and Sebastian recap the AVFI show in Las Vegas, and enter into a discussion focusing on diesel. Still on the diesel tip, Sam talks excitedly about the Volkswagen TDI Cup racing series before moving on to the much more charged topic of EV ...

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    AVFI 2008: T. Boone Pickens lays the future of oil and alternatives on the line
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    Andrew Littlefair (left) and T. Boone PickensThe majority of the attendees at the AFVI Expo's Fleet Day breakfast keynote seemed quite pleased to listen to T. Boone Pickens (just like last year). Pickens is the founder of BP Capital Management and had a sit-down discussion with Andrew Littlefair, ...

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    American electric car companies prefer Project Fastr Blastr to Project Better Place
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    Project Better Place has been making lots of headlines with their plan to create a battery swapping and charging infrastructure in different countries. At the recently held Alternative Fuels and Vehicles conference, a panel of representatives from some American electric car makers suggested they ...

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    AFVI 2008: Fleet Day keynote session - Rahal racing, consumer shifts and more
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    Michael Williams is a bold man. It's not because he wears a bow tie and cowboy boots; it's because he will publicly say he's a good friend of the President. Not many people around who will admit to being tight with George Bush these days. Williams, who is the chairman of the Railroad Commission of ...

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    AFVI 2008: Ride and Drive video from Las Vegas
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    There weren't a lot of astoundingly cool vehicles to drive at the AFVI Expo Ride and Drive earlier this week. Still, throw a handful of alternative-fueled cars, trucks and CUVs in a Las Vegas parking lot, and I'll check it out. As you can see in the video I made of the event, Bosch was heavily ...

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    AFVI 2008: Meeting the ZeroTruck face-to-face
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    click to enlargeWe first heard about the ZeroTruck, a Class 4 delivery truck powered by nothing but good old electrons, towards the end of April. Electrorides, Inc. brought the prototype ZeroTruck to the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas this week, trying to get fleet operators to sign up for an upcoming ...

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    AFVI 2008: Miles, GEM and Phoenix share EV product line-ups
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    click to enlargeThis week, at the AFVI Expo, I moderated a panel on the roll-out of electric vehicle products from Miles EV, Phoenix Motorcars and GEM. The representatives were Bryon Bliss, vice president of sales and marketing for Phoenix, Jeff Boyd, COO of Miles, and Richard Kaspar, GEM's ...

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