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    Official: GM increases CNG options on pick-ups, vans
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    General Motors is broadening its inventory of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with the addition of two CNG passenger-van models for the 2014 model year. GM is also upgrading its two bi-fuel pickup lines for 2015. GM already has a CNG option available for its cargo vans and will now offer ...

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    Official: Ford showing off CNG F-150 at AltCar this weekend
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    Gearheads can look forward to the sun, surf and the first natural-gas-powered Ford F-150 in Santa Monica, CA, this weekend. The AltCar Expo takes place today and tomorrow and will most notably include the debuts of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) versions of the ...

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    Official: Nissan starts selling CNG-powered Navara in Thailand
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    US production of natural-gas vehicles is nothing new (Ford just announced a CNG F-150 today), it's not a huge market segment here. Nissan is banking on some pretty steady demand in Thailand, though, where the Japanese automaker is introducing a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the Navara ...

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    Report: Natural-gas truck sales will advance about 15 percent a year through 2019
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    Driven by fleet and long-distance truck operators who want to save money in the face of climbing gasoline prices, global natural-gas truck sales will likely increase about 15 percent a year for the next six years, Pike Research predicts. While compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are far more ...

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    Official: GM starts production of bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra pickups
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    General Motors, which over half a year ago announced an $11,000 price premium for pickup trucks that could run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG), has started producing those vehicles at its plant in Fort Wayne, IN. The option is now available to customers. Using a 6.0-liter, V8 ...

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    Official: Honda offering $3,000 gas card with Civic Natural Gas purchase; is it worth it?
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    Honda just released an incentive, a big one, for those interested in buying the Civic Natural Gas. American Honda has an alliance with Clean Energy Fuels to provide a debit card pre-loaded with $3,000 that can used at Clean Energy fueling stations around the country. Another perk, for those ...

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    Quick Spin: 22 state governors tell OEMs they're ready to buy more CNG vehicles
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    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is leading a coalition of 22 states to buy up to 10,000 new compressed natural gas cars and pickups per year. The big idea is to present joint bids that would spur production, encouraging automakers to build CNG vehicles at their assembly plants instead of ...

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    If you own a CNG vehicle, how often do you need to schedule oil changes?
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    Owning and operating a compressed natural gas-fueled car is an experience closer to having a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle than electric vehicles are to ICEs. Maintaining an EV is mostly about testing battery systems, electric motors and the regenerative brakes. Maintaining a CNG ...

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    Study: CNG vehicle sales will grow, global hybrid sales will grow more by 2015
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    Saying that sales of hybrid and compressed natural-gas (CNG) vehicles will grow during the next few years is a bit of a "dog bites man" story, but at least one firm is willing to put some specific numbers on the tale. Consumer research firm TechNavio is doing the honors, giving specific ...

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    Study: Frost & Sulllivan predicts over a million CNG/LPG vehicle sales by 2018
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    Vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) aren't quite as exciting as cars that pack a big battery pack, but there's a good chance the gas-burners will play an increasing role in our transportation choice moving forward. Like 1,150,000 big. Frost & ...

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    Official: Bi-fuel option to cost $11,000 on GM pickups [w/video]
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    General Motors has released pricing for the bi-fuel option for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD, and it's a pill that probably won't go down easy. Buyers who want their workhorses to suck down either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline can look forward to ponying up ...

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    Official: Chrysler Ram 2500 CNG starts deliveries in July
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    Chrysler will build the first U.S. production compressed natural gas-powered pickup truck when it starts deliveries of its Ram 2500 CNG this summer, as the U.S. automaker looks to offer a cheaper refueling cost for its utility vehicles. Chrysler, which has started taking reservations for the ...

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    Report: White House annouces $4.7b effort for advanced-technology vehicles, including EV Everywhere
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    It's a big week for compressed natural gas vehicles, thanks to President Obama's announcement today that his administration wants to increase federal support for CNG vehicles by introducing a tax credit similar to the one in place for plug-in vehicles. Plug-in vehicles, too, could get a big boost ...

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    Official: GM introduces new bi-fuel Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra during 2012 Work Truck Show week
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    The 2012 Work Truck Show is going on in Indianapolis this week, and that brings with it a helping of alternative-powered truck news. The first is General Motor's news about two new bi-fuel, CNG- and gas-powered trucks, the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Both of these ...

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    Survey: Consumers prefer gasoline vehicles, EVs come in dead last
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    A survey of consumer preferences conducted by Hilary Nixon and Jean-Daniel Saphores of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has concluded that, among five different types of vehicles, consumers really just strongly prefer gasoline-burning automobiles. None of the four types of ...

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    Report: Fiat to launch dual-fuel TwinAir engine in next-gen Panda
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    In late May, Fiat's innovative turbocharged 875-cc TwinAir two-cylinder engine captured the title of International Engine of the Year, a first for Fiat. Now comes word that the TwinAir engine lineup will expand to include an even more potent turbo'd mill, a normally aspirated base unit and a ...

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    Study: Well-to-wheels emissions for CNG vehicles lower than diesel hybrids, fuel cell vehicles
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    In a paper published in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Joshua Gifford, a Master's student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), along with Robert C. Brown, director of ISU's center for sustainable environmental technologies, propose the evaluation of four ...

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    EPA streamlines alt-fuel conversions with amended regulations
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    With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tweaking its rules for alternative fuel conversions for vehicles, it's time for do-it-yourselfers to rejoice. Previously, the EPA's rules for alt-fuel conversions made it difficult to convert older vehicles. However, changes made to the Agency's ...

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    Ford says interest in CNG vehicles rises with gas prices
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    Right alongside increasing gas prices, demand for commercial vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) is moving on up, according to Ford. Fleet managers are finding that there is no time like the present to convert ...

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    Study: some compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions not helpful to enviornment
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    Way back in 2003, New Delhi, India converted 90,000 buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws to compressed natural gas (CNG). It was an ambitious program for its day, and perhaps too ambitious for its own good. A recently released study by the University of British Columbia found that the 5,000 ...

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