Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

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Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with radically-different bodywork and numerous other modifications. Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. The Colorado ZH2 is a collaboration. Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S.

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Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

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In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River this summer, you may very well traverse it on electric power. Colorado River Discovery--which offers raft tours on portions of the river in Arizona--says its first all-electric. Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. zero emissions Arizona tourism Boats

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Hydrogen For Military Use: Chevy Colorado Fuel-Cell Truck

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Army to build a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck with powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. While General Motors has cut back its fuel-cell research efforts for passenger cars, it has joined forces with the U.S. The "extreme off-road" vehicle will be used as part of an ongoing research effort to see if fuel-cell powertrains can stand up to the. Green General Motors U.S. Army hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell military research

Colorado Megachurch Goes Electric: BMW i3, Charging Stations, And More

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The Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, Colorado, has installed a charging station in its parking lot and leased a BMW i3 for the use of its pastor, Jonathan Wiggins. Electric cars and organized religion aren't necessarily seen as fellow travelers, but one megachurch is bridging the two in pursuit of its mission.

Colorado simplifies electric-car incentive, but axes used models

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Last week, the Colorado State Legislature passed a bill that would simplify the state's electric car incentives. However, it would remove the eligibility of used cars that could qualify for the same credit. The measure, House Bill 16-1332, would make the state's electric and alternative vehicle credits considerably simpler, by giving the tax. rebates incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Pickup Priced At $31,700; Fuel Efficiency To Come Later

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Starting this fall, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck will be available with the diesel engine option that was announced a year ago when the truck first launched. When it does, the diesel version will carry a price premium of $3,730 over comparable models equipped with the 3.6-liter gasoline V-6. The diesel engine will also be. Duramax

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

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General Motors is increasing production of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, though it hasn''t been able to match the Toyota Tacoma in sales so far. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Specs And It''s often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign.

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Tesla Service, 2016 Chevy Colorado Fuel Economy, VW Gives Debit Cards: Today's Car News

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Today, we have one owner's changing experience with Tesla service centers, official fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax diesel mid-size pickup trucks, and Volkswagen's "goodwill" program for diesel-car owners.

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2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Specs And ZR2 Off-Road Concept From 2014 LA Auto Show

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept was unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show as an off-roading offshoot of the Colorado mid-size pickup truck that could morph into a new model. A diesel pickup truck may seem like a fairly utilitarian vehicle, but Chevrolet has a new concept that aims to show diesel''s prowess at play, as well as work.

U.S. Army, Chevy to unveil hydrogen fuel-cell Colorado truck in October

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The vehicle, to be based on the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, was first announced in November of last year. General Motors and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in October. It will be used primarily for demonstration purposes as the Army continues to mull the use of fuel cells to power certain types of. hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks sold in the U.S. EPA fuel-economy ratings are in, and rear-wheel-drive versions of the General Motors trucks are rated at 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway). Trucks Fuel Economy Duramax

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Gas Mileage: 20 Or 21 MPG Combined For V-6

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General Motors has released the first fuel-economy information for its new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. So far, however, it includes EPA fuel-economy estimates only for models equipped with the 3.6-liter gasoline V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission. That engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of

Colorado Dealers Target State's Worst-Polluting Cars For Buybacks

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Last year, we reported on a scheme aimed at helping Colorado car owners get their dirtiest vehicles off the road. The Clear the Air Foundation and ReForest Colorado aimed to plant a tree for every polluting old vehicle donated--cleaning up the air in more ways than one. The scheme is now doing rather well, Wards Auto reports. Clear the Air

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Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

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Much of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With the decision years ago to let states either comply with national emission standards or adopt the stiffer California rules, both individual states and regional groups are. plug-in cars state laws nevada charging infrastructure Fast Charging Utah

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Four-Cylinder Gas Mileage: 21 Or 22 MPG Combined

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General Motors has released gas-mileage ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks equipped with the base four-cylinder gasoline engine. Trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission will return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway). With four-wheel

2015 Chevy Colorado Mid-Size Pickup To Offer Diesel Option

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Chevrolet will be latest to offer such an option when it equips the 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup with a diesel engine. When the Colorado arrives next year, the range will feature a 193-horsepower four-cylinder gasoline Need a pickup truck but don''t want to see your wages burned away at the gas station? A diesel truck could be just what you need.

Tesla Battery Life, 2015 Chevy Colorado Demand, New U.S.P.S. Mail Truck: Today's Car News

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Today we look at Tesla Model S electric-car battery life, anticipated demand for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, and the U.S. Postal Service''s plan to replace its aging fleet of delivery vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A test vehicle for the Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade travels an estimated 340 miles without

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

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The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair of mid-size trucks is finally nearing showrooms--and in due course, they will offer a high fuel-efficiency diesel engine as an option. The launch of the 2015 Chevrolet

Tesla Gigafactory To Nevada, 2014 MINI Cooper Driven, 2015 Chevy Colorado MPG: Today's Car News

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On the internal-combustion front, we''ve also got the first fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks, and a drive report of the 2014 MINI Cooper three-cylinder. We start today with a report that Nevada will be the site for Tesla Motors'' first gigafactory.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Priced, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

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Today, we argue that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the greenest new sports car you can buy, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup truck is priced ahead of its fall launch, and the Tesla Model X is seen testing in public. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Model X spy videos indicate off-road testing, and puzzle us with views of. Today in Car News

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2012 Nissan Leaf Now Available In Colorado, Northeastern States

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Nissan announced yesterday that it has added six new states to its list of places you can buy its all-electric Leaf hatchback; Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. While the 2011 Nissan Leaf wasn’t ready for cold weather, the 2012 Leaf should cope with harsh winters in colorado and the northeast

GM uses lightweight, advanced materials to reduce weight on 2015 Colorado pickup

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado uses engineering techniques and lightweight materials to create fuel-efficient pickup capability in a mass-efficient mid-size package. Chevrolet expects EPA fuel economy estimates for Colorado this summer. Colorado’s overall width of 74.3

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Prices: $21K And Up, $5K Lower Than Full-Size Pickups

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While truly gas-sipping small trucks no longer exist, the mid-size truck market has revitalized itself recently and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon are next to arrive. Americans love their trucks, and in recent years it''s a sector that has finally begun to make a push for fuel efficiency. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas

Group-buy Black Friday deal on 2015 Nissan LEAFs in Northern Colorado: $10,600

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The program, offered in partnership with Tynan’s Nissan and Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC), starts Friday, 27 November and runs through 31 December 2015. Coupled with a total of $13,500 in refundable electric vehicle tax credits—$6,000 through Colorado’s EV tax credit and $7,500 through the federal tax credit—buyers can expect to spend 65% below the LEAF’s retail price of $32,130. Consumers in Fort Collins and Loveland, Colo.

Get A Degree In Electric Cars At The University Of Colorado

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A new degree course at the University of Colorado could be right up your (electric) avenue. Interested in a future working with electric cars? With the help of a five-year, $954,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the University will be running a master's level course in electric car drivetrain technology. Earthtechling reports that the

Chevrolet unveils Colorado diesel show truck for global debut at Bangkok show

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Chevrolet revealed the Colorado Show Truck in advance of the Bangkok International Auto Show, where it is making its global public debut. The concept previews the next-generation Colorado midsize pickup truck; the Colorado goes on sale in Thailand later this year.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Vehicle debuts at AUSA meeting

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, the extreme off-road-capable fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle from General Motors, made its debut at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

Chevrolet introduces Colorado Duramax Diesel midsize pickup

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Chevrolet has introduced the diesel version ( earlier post ) of its 2016 Colorado midsize pickup truck. Colorado is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015.) Colorado’s new 2.8L

Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado Tax

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Now, there''s one that likely shouldn''t cause all that much ruckus: Colorado is about to levy a $50 annual fee on any car that plugs into the wall to recharge its battery pack. Stories about new or proposed taxes on electric cars are generally viewed as negative, even punitive, by plug-in vehicle advocates. In doing so, it joins the fast-growing

Paris Motor Show electric cars, Best Car To Buy nominees, Chevy Colorado ZH2: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at whether the 2016 Paris Motor Show was a tipping point for electric cars, nominees for our Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award, and the hydrogen fuel-cell Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 co-developed by General Motors and the U.S.

Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. The announcement expands upon Colorado, Nevada, and Utah's previous. The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways.

Megachurch Goes Electric, VW Diesel Update, GM Mild-Hybrid Trucks: Today's Car News

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Today, a Colorado megachurch embraces electric cars, a Federal judge tells Volkswagen to find a fix for its diesel cars by the end of March, and General Motors adds an eAssist mild-hybrid option for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks. A Colorado megachurch goes electric with.

Chevy Colorado diesel pickup EPA-rated at up to 31 mpg highway

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado two-wheel drive with the Duramax turbo-diesel ( earlier post ) will be the most fuel efficient pickup in the US, offering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg (7.58 The 2016 Colorado diesel 2WD offers an EPA estimated 22 mpg city (10.68

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Boulder, Colorado, Loves Hybrids As Much as Los Angeles

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Now the city of Boulder, Colorado is keen to let the world know it also wants to be known for its hybrid-loving population. Ask most Americans to name a place in the U.S. where hybrid cars are popular, and they’ll probably name somewhere in California, the Pacific Northwest, or Washington D.C. Double The National Average According to the

2017 Chevrolet Colorado updated with all-new V-6 and class-exclusive 8-speed automatic; cylinder deactivation

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For 2017, the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup offers an all-new V-6 engine and class-exclusive eight-speed automatic. It is the latest major update for Colorado, which entered the market in model year 2015. Chevrolet is on track to sell more than 160,000 Colorados in the first 24 months on the market, reigniting the midsize segment. The most significant update for the 2017 Colorado is the 3.6L Today, Colorado accounts for 23% of the midsize segment.

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in summer 2018

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General Motors sells diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons. Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Now, the Ford F-150 is getting in on the action with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel of its own. turbodiesel V-6

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GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

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FHWA awards Colorado $30M for CNG fueling stations

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The Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality ( CMAQ ) program will provide $30 million to increase Colorado’s natural gas fueling infrastructure. Increased use of natural gas as a transportation fuel diversifies Colorado’s portfolio, supports locally produced energy, improves air quality and can save money through lower fuel costs. These stations will help ensure an NGV owner can drive nearly anywhere across the state fueled by Colorado-produced gas.

Satellite study shows drought-stricken Colorado River Basin states depleting their groundwater

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A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The Colorado River Basin (black outline) supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.