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    Recharge Wrap-up: Formula E car swap video, Lyft adds carpooling, new Tesla book
    California Ports Test Electric Trucks; Global CNG, LPG Forecasts 1407527760

    Curious to see how the Formula E car swap goes down? During each hour-long race (or ePrix, as the series calls them), drivers have to make a pit stop to switch cars as the battery runs down. Of course, they want to do it as quickly as possible. It's kind of a tricky dance extricating oneself from ...

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    Study: One in seven trucks will be alt-fuel by 2035

    More natural gas. Less diesel. That's a quick synopsis of a study by Navigant Research on future fueling trends for trucks. Powertrains that are either plug-in or run on natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (i.e. propane or autogas) represent a small minority of global medium- and heavy-duty ...

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    Official: Ford cuts F-150 fuel use through CNG-capable fleet sales, EcoBoost

    The possibility of $1-a-gallon fuel would make a lot of US governmental entities sit up and take notice. The state of Oklahoma and the city of Dallas are making that happen. Those two entities are buying up a bunch of Ford F-150 pickups retrofitted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), all in ...

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    Official: Ford showing off CNG F-150 at AltCar this weekend

    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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    Report: Opel Insignia's LPG option delivers 1,000-mile full-tank capability

    For anyone who wants to drive from Paris to Budapest without that pesky problem of filling-up, Opel has got the car for you. General Motors' Opel division is offering its Insignia with an engine that can run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as well as petrol, Green Car Congress reports. The ...

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    Study: Frost & Sulllivan predicts over a million CNG/LPG vehicle sales by 2018

    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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    Propane-powered Maxximus LNG 2000 sets three new world speed records

    It may not fit everyone's definition of green, but the supercar you see above did manage to hit 134 miles per hour in the quarter mile without burning a drop of gasoline. The 1,600+ horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied Maxximus LNG 2000 can burn propane (a fossil fuel, also known as LPG), and it did ...

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    Kia to offer Picanto Bi-Fuel in Europe

    2012 Kia Picanto – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Korean automaker Kia has announced that its Picanto Bi-Fuel compact sedan will be exported to select European markets in late 2011. Powered by both liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and gasoline, the Picanto Bi-Fuel was specifically ...

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    UPS fleet adds 48 LNG-fueled heavy-duty trucks

    Between 2000 and 2009, the United Parcel Service (UPS) increased the fuel efficiency across its fleet of 60,000 delivery vehicles by a relatively remarkable ten percent (with more on the way). Part of that boost is attributed to UPS' extensive deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, like the 48 ...

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    Maruti Suzuki fires up dual fuel Wagon R Duo website

    Maruti Suzuki, one of India's leading automakers, has launched a website dedicated to its upcoming Wagon R Duo, a dual fuel model that burns either gasoline or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Maruti's site highlights the model's factory-fitted LPG tank and its unique dual ECU setup, which allows ...

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    2012 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana cutaway vans offered with LPG option

    Last fall, General Motors announced that commercial fleet customers could order the full-size GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vans outfitted with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel systems. Now, GM has expanded its LPG option to include the 2012 Chevrolet ...

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    Chevrolet launches LPG-fueled Beat in India

    2010 Chevrolet Beat for India
    Late last month, General Motors of India announced the launch of its 1.2-liter Smart-Tech engine. Less than a week after debuting that downsized mill, GM announced that is has been wedged in between the fenders of the Indian-market Chevrolet Beat. The ...

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    General Motors to offer factory CNG or LPG full-size vans

    Starting this fall, commercial fleet customers will be able to order full-size GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vans with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG) fuel systems. The CNG/LPG vans will be delivered direct from the factory with the gaseous fuel systems and ...

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    Alfa Romeo introduces LPG-powered MiTo

    2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo Imola - Click for complete gallery
    Alongside the recently-launched MultiAir MiTos, Alfa Romeo has launched a dual-fueled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) version of the Turbo 1.4-liter engine in the sexy hatchback. This model benefits from tax exemptions in many European ...

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    Opel will offer two factory-installed LPG models, Meriva and Corsa, in France

    The least alternative of the alternative fuels – LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – has received some good news in the expanding market in France: Opel has decided to sell two factory-converted models there. The chosen models are the Corsa and the Meriva, even though the latter will be ...

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    Volvo announces bio-dimethyl ether partnership

    Dimethyl ether (DME) is one of those fuels that is not well known to the general public but is should be, if for no other reason than it promises up to 95 percent carbon neutrality. According to Wikipedia and my Chemistry 101 book, it's a clean-burning gas that can be sourced from renewable ...

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    Irmscher offers sporty after-market LPG conversion for the Opel Antara

    LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is the fuel of choice for lots of European drivers who want to save money at the pump. It's much cheaper than gasoline or diesel and it's also promoted through tax incentives, since it burns cleaner than either of the two most common liquid fuels (gasoline and ...

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    Ford to offer factory-converted LPG Fiesta in Europe

    2009 Ford Fiesta - Click for high-res image gallery
    The new Ford Fiesta is now being offered with a factory-installed LPG option in Europe. This is the fourth Ford model that uses this technology and allows the car to run both with unleaded gasoline and LPG, similar to the new Golf Plus Bi-Fuel. ...

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    Volkswagen launches Golf Plus Bi-Fuel in Germany

    VW Golf Plus - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Volkswagen has added another LPG-fueled model to its lineup with the new Golf Plus BiFuel. Like most other vehicles capable of running on liquified petroleum gas, the Golf has a dual fuel setup that allows the driver to switch over to gasoline ...

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    Dacia introduces LPG fueled Logan in France at €6,700

    Renault's low-cost Dacia brand has just introduced a new LPG-fueled version of the Logan sedan in France. The Logan is powered by the same 75 hp 1.4-liter engine used in the Sandero that debuted in March. The Logan 1.4 MPI 75 LPG has a starting price of just €8,700 but it is eligible for a ...


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