Alternative fuels

Hyundai Brand New Green Car in the Works

January 28, 2014 / No Comments

What Hyundai announced at the Washington Auto Show this week came as glad news for environmentalists. The car maker had said that its Tucson would the "next-generation EV." But we hear American shores will soon get the H2 vehicle that will actually beat an EV. Hyundai's tests on hitting the EV market have gone around the rumor mill a few times. ...

Hyundai Tucson SUV Hydrogen Fuel Car Next Year

November 21, 2013 / No Comments

The perception that a Hydrogen powered car could be ages away is being broken, it seems. Korean car maker Hyundai is expected to start selling its Tucson SUV which will be powered by a Hydrogen fuel cell next year. When that happens, this Hydrogen powered car could become the first ever mass-market vehicle of its genre in the US terrain. It ...

Pee Power in the Pipeline; Energy Generation Steps into Waterless Urinal Systems

October 21, 2013 / No Comments

How about some pee power for now?  Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have tested and found effective the use of urine in energy generation. Experiments have proved the capability of urine to power daily devices such as cell phones, electric razors and toothbrushes, and also light fixtures. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the research ...

GM CNG Powered Trucks and Vans in the Anvil

October 8, 2013 / No Comments

General Motors will offer two new compressed natural gas models of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana passenger van. The car maker made this known at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo that aims for clean vehicle technologies. The automaker is already offering CNG option for its cargo vans and now the 2014 Express and Savana will join this ...

2014 Ford F150 Pickup Truck will be CNG-Powered

August 7, 2013 / No Comments

Pick-up trucks are often used for work by contractors and those who drive more than an average commuter. If a CNG driven truck is used, it could save some money for the users and also is more clean and efficient. A pickup truck is 50% more effective than a compact car. With this in mind, Ford will offer a compressed natural ...

Yates Electric Airplane Gets New Battery Pack

July 29, 2013 / No Comments

Chip Yates, the American inventor and electric vehicle pioneer, is back in the news with a new battery pack for his record setting airplane. The new battery from EnerDel is a 450-volt, 80 amp-hour pack capable of 600 amps continuous output, the equivalent of 258 horsepower, and twice the output of the old battery pack. The new battery weights 525 ...

Audi A7 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Likely to Hit Testing Mode this August

June 3, 2013 / No Comments

There’s no stopping Audi, when it comes to innovative and powerful plans. If you have been tracking news about the automotive industry, you would know that in March, Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn had expressed his concern over the cost and infrastructure associated with building hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Audi doesn’t seem to be perturbed, though. The luxury car maker has ...

Telefonix L1 Power Posts Being Made Available for Public Use

May 31, 2013 / No Comments

Telefonix, an Illinois based company, is aiming at fulfilling interests in its own L1 Power Post, which according to the company will be the first Level 1 charging station designed for public. The company specializes in making retractable cord reels, and has now initiated a slow but steady approach to public plug-in vehicle chargers. The Level 1 system runs with 120-volt ...

GM Chevrolet Impala to Come Powered by CNG

May 22, 2013 / No Comments

How about a CNG-powered Impala from now on? Our best guess is that it could debut for the 2015 model year. Chevrolet Impala is the trump card for General Motors when it comes to fleet vehicles. It seems that GM is increasingly into developing the next-generation Impala for bulk-buying businesses. A fleet of Impalas were recently spotted in Colorado with minor ...

Hydrogen-Powered Ion Tiger UAV Flight Record Bettered

May 16, 2013 / No Comments

Back in 2009, a team from the US Naval Research Laboratory had created history by flying hydrogen fuel cell powered- Ion Tiger UAV for 26 hours and 2 minutes. The same team has now broken its own record by doing the same for more than 2 days - 48 hours and 2 minutes to be precise. The UAV used liquid ...