Alternative fuels

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 ...

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles Price Would Range Around $50,000

May 6, 2013 / No Comments

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles don’t cost the same as they used to during the early stages of their introduction. The cost has come down drastically from the time of prototypes to workable models. Prototype fuel cell vehicles amounted to $1 million each at the time of development many years ago. But that, according to the group vice president of strategic planning ...

California State to Have 70 Hydrogen Fueling Stations by 2016

April 23, 2013 / No Comments

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric vehicle market is still in incubation. On a global account, last year we saw 27 new hydrogen refueling stations come up. In the coming years, we should probably see a wider expansion in the commercial adoption of FCEVs alongside a larger array of fuelling stations. For California, the next three years are seen as crucial for ...

Aston Martin Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S to Debut at Nürburgring

April 17, 2013 / No Comments

British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is all set to become the pioneer in hybrid-hydrogen technology. The company has announced its new Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S race car that is expected to debut at this year's ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany next month. Hybrid-Hydrogen Rapide S is based on Aston Martin's new four-door, four-seat sports car Rapide S and ...

Solazyme’s Less Polluting Algae Fuel Tested Successfully

April 10, 2013 / No Comments

Solazyme, a US company that produces alternative fuels, has successfully tested its algae fuel in a car and a flight. The algae-fuel works just like regular diesel and it was tested in a Volkswagen Passat TDI recently. It burns faster than the regular diesel and produces less CO2 and soot. Solazyme’s algae jet fuel was used by United Airlines for ...

Swedish Scientists Turn Garbage Ash into Massive Power Source

April 9, 2013 / No Comments

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a way of turning ash into hydrogen. According to the researchers, the technique can be used to produce 20 billion liters of hydrogen gas per year from the ash, which is enough to power 11,000 homes. Usually, the grit-like ash formed from burned garbage is used as a construction material. The garbage ash ...

BMW Fuel Cell Vehicle to Use Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Tech

January 24, 2013 / No Comments

In 2011,Toyota and BMW decided to co-operate on green car technologies and for developing lithium-ion batteries. Once again, in July last year, both the companies announced a new partnership deal to share the hydrogen fuel technology. As part of this deal,Toyota would allow BMW to use their drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology. And now, the latest reports say that BMW will ...

First Ever Wireless Fast Charging Technology Unveiled

January 4, 2013 / No Comments

Endesa, a utility giant in Spain, has unveiled the first wireless fast charging technology for electric vehicles. Working together with research centre Fundación CIRCE, Endesa has developed this fast charging system that can recharge batteries in around 15 minutes. This wireless charging system is based on inductive technology, where energy is transferred between a charging pole and an on-board receiver ...

First Ever Hybrid Train to be a Reality

January 2, 2013 / No Comments

Terms like hybrid cars and hybrid buses are not new to us. They have become normal day to day usages these days. And every automobile manufacturer is trying to bring their hybrid vehicles to the market. But what about hybrid powered trains? Since most trains work on both diesel and electric motors depending on the nature of the tracks, it ...