Alt Fuels

Our renewed love for SUVs is all part of OPEC's cheap oil strategy
Our renewed love for SUVs is all part of OPEC's cheap oil strategy

If you're like most car-owners, you're of two minds when it comes to gasoline. Obviously, part of you is happy about today's low fuel costs. However, another part of you--perhaps the pessimistic part--wonders why gas is so cheap these days. Consciously or subconsciously, you're waiting for the...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle
GM And Partners Help Hawaii Prep For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Hawaii, the destination location for millions of family vacation travelers for decades, is about to become a testbed for hydrogen-powered vehicles. General Motors just announced it is partnering with The Gas Company and 10 major stakeholders in an initiative to build a network for refueling...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)
Nearly Half Of America Interested In Alt Fuel Vehicles, 71% Don't Know What They're Looking For

If you're an American, odds are pretty good that your car runs on gasoline. The chance that your next car will be gas-powered, however, isn't such a sure thing. According to a new study commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. are interested in alternative fuel vehicles...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Electric Saab, New Lamborghinis

If you've ever wanted to stalk the hottie in the car next to you, the iPhone and its Bump app put you one step closer to a restraining order. [SocialCarNews] Saab's first-ever electric car comes to Paris' auto show with a promise of 124 miles of driving range. Fore! [AllCarsElectric] The 2011...Read More»

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi EcoFuel driven by Rainer Zietlow
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi EcoFuel Motors The Panamericana Without Gasoline

Last week, we covered the kick-off of Tesla's round-the-world tour, featuring a special-edition 2010 Tesla Roadster designed by luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer. The high-profile stunt is designed to show that Tesla's all-electric Roadster has plenty of range, and that it can circumnavigate the globe...Read More»

Toyota Prius gas cap
Why A Gas Price Spike Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

A surge to $4-a-gallon gas could affect drivers, and local economies, in much more severe ways in Mississippi or Louisiana than in New York or Connecticut. That's one of the results of a new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which crunches the numbers to point out how much...Read More»

Natural Gas Hybrid Camry
Two Tales Of Texas Tell Different Stories About Big Oil

We all know that oil is a limited resource. We also know that America is hugely dependent on the stuff, and that much of it comes from foreign sources, which puts the U.S. in some awkward positions, politically, economically, and strategically. Most of us also know that emissions from gas-powered...Read More»

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Automakers: More Ethanol In Gas Might Lead To More Problems

Fill up at almost any pump today and you're likely to see a reminder that what you think of as gasoline can contain up to 10 percent ethanol. The effect of that much ethanol on your car is relatively benign; it's been allowed since 1978 and over more than three decades the ethanol, mostly sourced...Read More»

2009 Honda Civic GX
Honda Brings Squeaky-Clean Civic GX To A Third State—Utah!

Honda’s natural-gas-powered Civic GX is only offered to the general car-buying public in two states—California and New York. But today the automaker announced a third state where it’s available: Utah. Why Utah? According to Honda, the Great Salt Lake state leads the nation in per capita...Read More»

Dr. Steven Chu
Hydrogen Fuel News: Science vs. Politics (Guess Who Wins)

Former president Bush devoted chunks of money to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching research projects across the country. Unfortunately, the Obama administration (specifically Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu) would rather focus on electric vehicles, since EV technology is literally ready to...Read More»

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Exxon Employs Algae For Biofuel

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Exxon (a name forever linked in some people's minds with "Valdez") has jumped on the eco-conscious, biofuel bandwagon, and it's doing so in a forward-thinking way. The company has invested $600 million in a joint partnership with biotech firm Synthetic...Read More»

GM E85 presentation
Frugal Shopper: Will E85 Save You Money?

Ford, GM, and Chrysler now have a wide range of vehicles that are E85-compatible—meaning they can run on a blend of up to 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline—plus Nissan and Toyota have outfitted some of their largest trucks for it and it's now offered in the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300. There...Read More»

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