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DOE: 11% of motor vehicles jobs focus on alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles

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million jobs supported by the motor vehicles and component parts industry for the first quarter of 2016 were related to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. According to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE), 11% of the 2.3

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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. Part of its Clean Cities program, the funding will support any project that could help develop the acceptance and uptake of any alternative fuel vehicles, be they[.].


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. Biofuels Green cars Latest news Alternative Fuels biodiesel E85 ethanol US Energy Information Administration USA

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

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Direct injection engine technology offers improved performance and saves fuel.

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

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps.

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Alternative fuel vehicles suffer slump in the USA

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2009 was a bleak time for the motoring industry – and alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids were not immune from the crisis, according to figures that have just been released by the US Energy Information Administration. It reports that a total of 1,076,350 alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles were made available in the US during [.]. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel vehicles E85 vehicle sales E85 vehicles Energy Information Administration hybrid vehicles

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 According to the Wall Street Journal, the car giant’s president Akio Toyoda said on Friday that his company will look for more partners following the successful acquirement of a minority stake in Tesla Motors. 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. Electric cars Hydrogen fuel Hybrid cars LPG Editor Pick

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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 fleetThe vehicles are part of a 10year strategy to invest up to $565million in replacing around 15,000 fleet vehicles before 2018. A natural gas vehicle in Chicago was [.].

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. The President said that federal government should lead [.].

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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% up to the end of June.

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. Just short of half a million cars were registered in the UK last month (464,824 units) – a rise of 17.7

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 app is a mobile version of the DOE''s Alternative Fueling Station Locator web site, which lists

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.

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. Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, the small Mercedes hatchback powered by a hydrogen.

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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 UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal of one billion cumulative miles (from a baseline of the year 2000) driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles by 2017, said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer—more than double the previous goal of 400 million miles.

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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. The latest version includes, for the first time: gaseous hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; state-based (rather than national-based) fuel pricing, private station fuel pricing and fueling infrastructure costs.

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. The new research from Harris Interactive conducted on behalf of the car maker, finds that the additional choices over fuel types make the process of a [.]. 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. Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to opening the fuel market to allow alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, natural gas and electricity fairly to compete with gasoline at the pump.

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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 propaneNow, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.

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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 cellthan any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small SUVs since last June, when the first one was delivered.

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. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S.

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. Through September, Toyota has sold 710 of its four-person Mirai sedan—though up to half of those sales came in August to employees and others connected to Toyota. We're close to.

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. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. DON'T MISS: Renault.

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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. Focusing on everything vehicular--from clean diesel, mild hybrids, compressed and liquid natural gas, propane, hydrogen and partial/full electric power--the

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 carsThe 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. It'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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Fuel efficiency has been proven the watchword of buyers of new cars through January according to the latest figures from the Society Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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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. Much debate followed over using "food for fuel," its supposed carbon neutrality and the footprint of the. ethanol Department of Energy research DOE carbon dioxide flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles scienc

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. Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles biodiesel renewable diesel fuel

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. Who’d have thought we’d all be addicted to this internet thingy, say 20 years ago, hey? So much so that we now take it everywhere with us, on magical ph[.].

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

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 smmtper cent, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), as electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, the Mitbushi i-MiEV and the Peugeot iON made their first deliveries to UK customers. Admittedly 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. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.

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. The Motorcycle Industry Association has announced it is to launch eMCI as a partner association which will proactively promote and develop a positive market and political environment for the UK’s embryonic- but highly significant- alternative powered two wheeler [.].

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. Some of the 70 or so Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV drivers in Southern California have complained that they can't reliable. Fuel Politics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles

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. Carmakers routinely lose money on the first generation of new technologies--Toyota, for example, with its first-generation Prius hybrid. But while hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric cars have had a.

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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. natural gas CNG NGV fleet sales alternative fuel vehicles fleet natural gas vehicle LNG

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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 fuelBetter yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Take hydrogen and carbon dioxide, add some.

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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. From the perspective of technical viability, a number of alternative fuels can meet this requirement. —Alternative Fuels for Military Applications.

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