Alternative fuels

Auto Scene Looks to Hydrogen Fuel-Cell for the Future

December 5, 2012 / 1 Comment

In today’s market, the public focus falls on the battery electric vehicles. In order to reverse the situation, another kind of electric-drive vehicle is on the way to conquer the market. And in the automakers point of view, the FCVs will give a better performance. The attention of automakers has now turned to the development of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Popular automobile ...

GM Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins

November 14, 2012 / No Comments

GM has announced that the production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is in progress atFort Wayne. The company has been taking orders, and retail customers can pick up the trucks through Chevrolet and GMC dealers. The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec feature a 6.0L V8 engine that runs on gasoline ...

Sugar-Fueled Battery Could Turn Real

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

When electric vehicles come of age, the demand for lithium is also expected to be high. But lithium is a very rare element as it is available only in limited places like China and Australia. Consequently, batteries will be expensive and meager in supply. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have come out with a unique idea to overcome these ...

US Navy to Produce Jet Fuel from Seawater

September 28, 2012 / No Comments

At the onset of the increasing fuel prices, refueling ships at sea could a rather expensive maneuver. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is developing a process that will convert seawater around the ship into jet fuel. It may appear fanciful and how far it can be implemented practically is still a question. They are looking at a process to recover carbon ...

Opel Insignia LPG Option Delivers 1,000-Mile Full-Tank Capability

July 23, 2012 / No Comments

Looking to drive from Paris to Budapest without that troubling problem of refueling? Opel has the ideal car for you. General Motors' Opel is offering its Insignia with an engine that can run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as well as petrol. This amazing engine, which is available in all three of the Insignia's body styles, is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-banger. The ...

Japan Green Signal to Reopen 2 Nuclear Reactors

June 20, 2012 / 1 Comment

Despite all the protests going on in the country, Japan has decided to reinstate two of their nuclear reactors at Ohi for compensating the power grid. The government remains adamant about their decision as they strongly believe that the need of the many outway the needs of the few. Power is one major factor the country needs and the most ...

GM & Chrysler Plan CNG Pick-Up Trucks

March 6, 2012 / No Comments

General Motors and Chrysler have plans to launch natural gas-powered pickup trucks. The sale will commence in April in the US and Canada. The trucks will have the option to run both on gasoline and compressed natural gas, seamlessly transitioning between the two fuels. GM is offering a three-year, 36000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a five-year, and 100,000-mile limited powertrain ...

GM and US Army Launch Military Fleet of Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 27, 2012 / No Comments

The US Army has officially released a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the US military’s dependence on petroleum. During a February 22nd ceremony at the historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, officials from the services including the ...

Poo-Powered Car Gets a Spin around Bristol [Video]

February 24, 2012 / No Comments

The UK’s  first people-powered VW Beetle has taken to the streets of Bristol, in what has been hailed as a breakthrough in the drive to encourage sustainable power. Wonder what? Methane as a source of automotive propulsion isn't exactly a new concept, but it's taken manufacturers a long time to figure out how to clean it up enough to let ...

Diesel VS Hybrid, which is the better choice?

January 3, 2012 / No Comments

As gas prices continue to soar and the economy continues to struggle, vehicles that offer better fuel economy are becoming more and more popular. Two options that offer impressive fuel economy are diesel engine vehicles and the more popular hybrid vehicles. Each option has it's on pros and cons which you should weigh carefully before choosing your preference. We will ...