GM Sets Price For Heavy Duty Pickup CNG Conversion At $9,500

GM's is converting heavy duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 pickups to run on compressed natural gas for $9,500, adding to their CNG-capable fleet that already includes their van lineup and soon the Impala sedan. » 4/15/14 5:46pm Tuesday 5:46pm

You Beat Me This Time, Elon Musk

Mr. Musk, As was to be inevitable, the coast-to-coast record for an alternative fuel vehicle that Maxwell Materne and I set in October of 2011 has been bested. I congratulate your successful run, and concede that the two Model S sedans did in fact shatter the previous record held by the Magnolia Special(89 hours) by an … » 2/05/14 1:54pm 2/05/14 1:54pm

Fun Animation Shows Why Natural Gas Tanks Should Be Like Intestines

Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles have been around a while and have had a great deal of success — look at all those NYC Crown Vic cabs adapted to use CNG. Though the fuel is abundant and relatively cheap, one of the biggest limiting factors has always been how to package the bulky cylindrical tanks used to store… » 1/31/13 4:40pm 1/31/13 4:40pm

Why We Aren't Driving Natural Gas Powered Cars

America is in the midst of the biggest energy boom since Texas' 20th Century Gusher Age. All over the country, new drilling techniques have created an abundance of cheap natural gas. With domestic production at more than 25 billion cubic feet per day, prices are as low as they've ever been. » 5/18/12 4:00pm 5/18/12 4:00pm

Toyota CNG Camry Hybrid Concept

Toyota has released images of the Toyota CNG Camry Hybrid Concept » 11/18/08 10:00pm 11/18/08 10:00pm, or the T. Boone Pickens cruiser as we like to call it. Already known for their gas-electric hybrids, this concept combines the Hybrid Synergy Drive system with a natural gas-fueled engine. Toyota claims the Hybrid should travel more than 250 miles per…

CNG-Powered Toyota Camry Hybrid Coming To LA Auto Show

Toyota announced today plans to show off a CNG Camry Hybrid concept at the LA Auto Show » 9/24/08 9:21am 9/24/08 9:21am in November. For those not in the exclusive "T. Boone Pickens Fan Club," CNG stands for "Compressed Natural Gas." Although details are sparse on what to expect in LA, the press release below the jump does provide lots of memories of…

CNG-Powered City Bus Explodes In Thailand, Demonstrates Importance Of…

A city bus explosion at a Bangkok natural gas filling station last week appears to highlight the dangers of responding to higher gas prices with slapdash propulsion conversions. According to records, the formerly diesel-powered bus was converted using a shipment of used parts from China and had not registered with the… » 8/13/08 11:20am 8/13/08 11:20am

UPS Going From Brown To Green

UPS, the company known for offering it services under the color brown, is now taking a green route by adding a whole bunch of alternative energy vehicles to its fleet. Unlike other companies that declares greenness by adding a couple vehicles, UPS has ordered 200 hybrid-electric and 300 compressed natural gas vans. The … » 5/14/08 4:40pm 5/14/08 4:40pm

UPS Hearts Greenwashing, Adds CNG Trucks to Alt-Fuel Fleet

In a courageous example of marketing, UPS has distributed another 167 compressed natural gas vehicles to its fleets in Texas, Georgia, and California. This brings the total number of CNG vehicles deployed to around 950, and the total green fleet number to 1692 in their army of over 88,000 ground vehicles. While… » 4/04/08 10:40am 4/04/08 10:40am

BRA GmbH to Unveil Cévennes Turbo-CNG Roadster at Geneva

With everybody flipping out about environmentalism in these post-Inconvenient Truth days, companies far and wide are looking to reinvent the wheel, or more specifically, the engine. That's just what BRA GmbH and its partners, PGO Automobiles and Gasmobil will be looking to do at the upcoming Geneva Auto Salon when they … » 2/11/08 9:00am 2/11/08 9:00am