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Is Tesla’s Strategy Doomed to Fail?

Among owners and fans, it’s a foregone conclusion that Tesla will remain the dominant producer of electric vehicles (EVs) as the automotive world increasingly adopts this technology. And why shouldn’t it? Tesla produces the best EVs, and perhaps the best

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Volts Driven Half a Billion Electric Miles

Do extended range electric cars and plug-in hybrids really save energy and make an environmental difference like all-electric vehicles? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ if enough zero-emission miles are driven. To that end, the latest news from Chevrolet is

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Hyundai: Hydrogen Driving at Hand

Many believe that the ultimate goal for electric transportation is the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV), with battery electric vehicles being just a step along the way. Hyundai is skipping this step and concentrating on developing and marketing FCVs.  The

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Bi-Fuel CNG Chevy Impala

While drivers in many other countries can choose from dozens of passenger car models operating on compressed natural gas (CNG), that’s not the case here. We have one: Honda’s Civic Natural Gas. That changes with the coming 2015 Chevrolet Impala

Ford F-150 to Offer Ability to Run on Compressed Natural Gas

Ford F-150 Natural Gas Pickup

Ford’s 3.7-liter V-6 equipped-150 pickup is now available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package, making Ford the only manufacturer offering a CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The $315 engine prep package includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons, and rings so it can

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Coast-to-Coast Fueling for Natural Gas

Clean Energy Fuels has been hard at work building out a network of natural gas fueling stations along major trucking corridors across the country. The goal is to enable long-haul 18-wheelers to travel coast-to-coast, border-to-border on liquefied natural gas (LNG),

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EVs Go Further with the eBuggy

How to extend the range of battery electric vehicles? A start-up company in Stuttgart, Germany has developed an answer in the form of the ‘ebuggy,’ a trailer carrying a lithium-ion battery designed to be towed behind an EV. The ebuggy

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Huge Potential for Methane Hydrates

Just-completed field trials have produced a steady stream of natural gas from ice-bound methane hydrates in Alaska. How important is this to the future outlook of commercial and light-duty natural gas vehicles? According to the Department of Energy, natural gas

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The Case for Natural Gas Transportation

For decades, both natural gas and electric vehicles have competed as alternatives to vehicles running on gasoline or diesel fuel. Now, it looks like sales of EVs may finally get traction in the U.S. But what about NGVs? While there