Transportation

With EVs Taking Off, What's the Future for Other Alt Fuels?

Dec 14th, 2016 | By Katrina Kazda

Electric vehicles are increasingly dominating the alternative fuel market for passenger vehicles in the U.S. With this boom in electric vehicle sales, we wondered how other alternative fuel vehicle options fairing. Is there still a place for hybrid, natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the passenger vehicle market?
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Transportation

Building a Better Gas Tank

Aug 12th, 2015 | By Gray Peckham

Introducing our latest investment: Infinite Composites Technologies. This Tulsa-based company has an innovative design to make higher capacity, lighter tanks for alternative fuels, helping to increase efficiency and solve range anxiety.
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Transportation

Are School Buses Ready to Go Electric?

May 29th, 2015 | By Amy Leibrock

We often blog about how businesses with vehicle fleets can be more fuel-efficient. But what about our nation’s largest fleet: school buses. Tasked with carrying 25 million children to school every day, our collective school bus fleet is the largest form of mass transit in the United States. Making the 480,000 buses in operation more fuel-efficient would go a long way to reducing oil usage in our country.
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Transportation

On the Road with CNG

Dec 16th, 2014 | By Katy Franklin

Earlier this year, Piedmont Natural Gas generously donated a bi-fuel van, meaning it runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and gasoline, to the Sustainable America fleet. We were thrilled to have the 2002 Chevy 2500 Express Passenger Van to use in our alternative fuel programming and educational outreach, but first we had to drive it from Charlotte, N.C., back to our headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Here's how it went...
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Transportation

9 Reasons to Get Excited About Cars in 2014

Jan 16th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

With the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a wrap and the North American International Auto Show underway now, there has been a flurry of automobile news so far this year. While there were few truly groundbreaking announcements for alternative-fuel vehicles, there is plenty of good news to report. Thanks to increased fuel economy regulations, carmakers are continuing to tweak their cars to deliver more fuel economy at all levels of the market. While many innovations are ready to hit the roads, others are still aspirational ideas for the future. Here are nine reasons we're excited about 2014's new crop of cars and trucks.
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Eco Living

Auto Racing Shifts to Green

Sep 16th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

As the world of professional sports strives to become more sustainable, auto racing has become a somewhat surprising leader in the field. NASCAR and Formula E can be credited with making some of the first and biggest steps forward for sustainability in the sport.
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Transportation

Indianapolis to Be First City to Shift Entire Fleet to Alternative Fuels

Jan 18th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced plans to convert all the city's vehicles to alternative fuel sources by 2025, making it the first major U.S. city to aim for a total conversion to non-oil-based fuels.
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Transportation

Natural Gas Vehicles or Electric Vehicles

Jan 16th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

There's a lot of debate over which is better - Electric Vehicles or CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles. Have a look at how the two technologies measure up in terms of efficiency, cost and other important factors.
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Transportation

Qatar Airways will fuel its fleet with natural gas

Nov 19th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

Qatar Airways is planning to use domestically abundant natural gas to power it's whole airline fleet as soon as late 2013.
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Transportation

An emissions reality check...

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by [150 million tons per year](http://files.technologist.geblogs.com/files/2011/05/Emissions-Graphic.jpg) if coal plants are replaced by natural-gas fired combined cycle plants. That's equal to taking some 13,000 cars off the road each year.
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