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USA offers $4.5 million fund to boost alternative fuel vehicles

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million of funding to ideas which could help increase the uptake of alternative fuel vehicles. Alternative fuel


DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to develop and demonstrate plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption during stationary operations. Direct injection engine technology offers improved performance and saves fuel. Odyne Systems, LLC will receive $2.9 PacifiCorp will receive $3.9

Report: Americans turning to alternative fuels

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It appears that alternative fuels are catching on in the USA as gasoline prices rise.

Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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They found that many alternative fuels consume larger quantities of water on a per km basis than traditional petroleum and natural gas pathways.

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The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

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It’s very easy to stumble ahead with the ever–changing landscape of alternative fuel vehicles and not look back to recap how the market is shaping up. The Green Piece alternative fuel electric fuel cell hybrid hydrogen The Green Piece ColumnTuesday, 24 April, 2012. The Green Piece Column.

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Toyota seeks further partners in alternative fuel

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Toyota is set to look out for further partners to collaborate over alternative fuel technology. Tags: Toyota alternative fuel partners President Tesla The Japanese carmaker is set to [.].

Majority of Brits considering switching to alternative fuel cars

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The majority of Brits would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel car in the next two years, according to new research.

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AT and T hits 4,000 alternative fuel vehicle milestone

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Cell phone and digital service provider AT&T has backed up its commitment to green vehicles by deploying the 4,000th alternative fuel vehicle in its US corporate fleet. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel vehicles AT&T AT&T corporate fleet cell phones corporate fleet

All US fleet cars will be alternative fuel by 2015

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A new government initiative announced yesterday by President Barack Obama will see all US federal vehicle purchases powered by alternative fuel by 2015. Green credentials 2015 Alternative Fuels fleet ObamaThe plan is part of a goal to cut oil imports to the US by one-third over 10 years, according to The Federal Times.

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Alternative fuel vehicle sales soar in the UK, with 143% growth in EV market

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Half way through the year, the electric car market is proving that it is still performing strongly, showing record growth of 143.9%

Alternative fuel car sales reach new highs in the UK

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New car sales in the UK soared last month, on the back of the release of a new registration plate, to reach their highest levels in a decade.

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Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

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Apparently there''s an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. Department of Energy''s Alternative Fueling Station Locator is now available as a free iPhone app, Charged EVs reports. The U.S.

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

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Infrastructure hydrogen Germany hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-CellAs the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations.

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Tata reveals alternative fuel vehicle plans for UK

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After the bombshell this week that Tata has ditched plans to introduce an electric car model into the UK (see story), Tata has revealed more details of its future plans for alternative-fuel vehicles in the country, as the Indian firm continues to build its presence here. Plans to launch the Indica Vista EV have indeed [.].

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UPS sets 2017 goal of 1 billion alternative fuel miles

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Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 Through the end of 2012, UPS has logged 295 million cumulative alternative fuel miles. for the segment in 2012, fuel consumption rose only 0.3%. in 2012.

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Argonne rolls out updated version of AFLEET alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool

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The US Department of Energy (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory is releasing an updated version of its AFLEET tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and updated emissions data. There really isn’t a tool out there to look at alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in this way.

Confused about alternative fuel vehicles? You’re not the only one

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A new survey from Mercedes-Benz USA shows that Americans are confused about alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) options and may be delaying purchasing such vehicles because they don’t understand them. Mercedes alternative fuel electric fuel cell hybrid survey U.S

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Former president of Shell Oil calls for aggressive action on alternative fuels to break oil monopoly on transportation

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John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Company and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy (CFAE), is joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation (FFF) Advisory Board. We have to look at the fuels marketplace from a short-, a medium-, and a long-term perspective. It’s not going to happen. —John Hofmeister.

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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or. Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S.

2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propane

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Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehiclesNew natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. DON'T MISS: Renault.

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell rated at 366 miles of range by EPA

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sales of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, though it was beaten to market early last year by the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehiclesThe Toyota Mirai has taken the lead in U.S. We're close to.

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early Drivers Discuss Experiences Traveling On Hydrogen

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There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. That slightly exceeds the number of Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell sedans leased from 2008 through April. Green Canada Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell alternative fuel vehicles hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellDON'T MISS: First.

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. fuel supplies.

Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

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The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their optimal advantage.

Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

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It is not, however, certified to use E85, the fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol, and so it's not classified as a. Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles e85 ethanol flex fuel plug-in carsIt's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a significantly longer all-electric range of 53 miles.

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Alternative fuel vehicle sales soar as buyers opt for fuel efficiency

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January saw an increase in new car registrations of 7.6 per cent compared to the same month of last year. While on the hunt[.]. Green credentials

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Propel Renewable Diesel: Usable By Any Vehicle, Going Beyond 'Biodiesel'

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Fuels produced using plant-based materials can offer a promising way to reduce the carbon emitted by road vehicles. That''s because their plant feedstocks absorb carbon dioxide from the air, bringing them far closer to a carbon-neutral footprint than any fuel refined from crude oil.

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Toyota’s ‘long bridge’ to alternative fuel cars really could be lengthy. The Green Piece

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Tuesday 8 October, 2013. The Green Piece Column. Sometimes the future can seem a long time coming, other times the rate of changes seems scary.

Report: Alternative fuel buses to take over

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Alternative fuel vehicles will represent more than 50 per cent of the 64,000 total transit buses that will be delivered worldwide during 2015, according to a report from Pike Research. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel buses fuel cell buses green buses hybrid buses natural gas buses Pike Research

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Alternative fuel car sales soar in April

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Registrations of alternative fuel vehicles soared in April by 48.1 Electric cars Hybrid cars alternative fuel car sales electric hybrid smmtAdmittedly the impressive rise is driven in part by the abysmal [.].

Federal Highway Administration establishing national ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. The network includes 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors covering nearly 25,000 miles in the 35 states. Brief

Toyota Tackles Hydrogen Fueling Challenges As Mirai Launch Approaches

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As this autumn's launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car approaches, its maker is taking steps to ensure that the small number of initial buyers and lessees will be able to fuel up their hydrogen-powered sedans with ease. Fuel Politics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles

New association to support alternative fuel, two wheeled transport

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A new specialist association is to launch to help drive the development of alternatively-fuelled motorbikes and scooters. Green credentials alternative fuel electric Electric cars MIA motorbikes Motorcycle Industry Association scooters

Decades Of Promises: 'Dude, Where's My Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car?'

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hydrogen Future Cars infographics hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Designing, engineering, testing, producing, and selling cars run by anything other than gasoline engines is hard, expensive, and challenging. But while hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric cars have had a.

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Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

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It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon chain. climate change carbon dioxide alternative fuel vehicles diesel fuel renewable diesel fuelTake hydrogen and carbon dioxide, add some.

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UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

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Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. That's because the lack of public fueling infrastructure proves a major drawback for natural-gas passenger cars, but fleets can circumvent that by operating their own.

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: Video Of Alternative-Fuel Car

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OK, so gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, and dispensing with gasoline altogether is getting more and more attractive. But for whatever reasons, plug-in cars aren't for you. Maybe it's the limited range of battery electric vehicles, maybe it's the $41,000 cost before incentives of the 2011 Chevy Volt. Well, depending on where you live

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RAND study concludes use of alternative fuels by US military would convey no direct military benefit; recommends energy efficiency instead

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If the US military increases its use of alternative jet and naval fuels that can be produced from coal or various renewable resources, including seed oils, waste oils and algae, there will be no direct benefit to the nation’s armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ” —James Bartis, lead author.

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VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

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Three years ago, Volkswagen announced that it was testing two different types of renewable diesel fuel in a pair of its TDI diesel-engined cars sold in the U.S. The renewable fuel gave the same performance as conventional crude oil-based diesel, and cut wells-to-wheels. Green alternative fuel vehicles biodiesel renewable diesel fuel

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