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2013-11-19 08:21:24

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The growth of vehicles running on alternative fuels will accelerate over the next decade, but diesel fuel- and gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to dominate market share, according to "Tomorrow's Vehicles: What Will We Drive in 2023?" a new report released by the Fuels Institute. For light-duty vehicles (passenger vehicles and light trucks), gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to dominate the market, although overall market...

2013-11-14 08:22:58

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers want to see more alternative-fueled vehicles emerge over the next decade, and are willing to consider purchasing one of these vehicles, according to the results of a new consumer survey conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Three in five (62%) consumers want to see more hybrid-electric vehicles over the next decade, two in five (43%) want to see more battery electric vehicles and one in...

2013-11-13 12:20:35

Powertrain suppliers must focus on achieving economies of scale for newer technologies to gain prominence SAO PAULO, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emission regulations such as PROCONVE and the tax structure in Brazil will play a key role in altering the powertrain mix by 2020. Supportive programs like the INOVAR Auto Directive and IPI tax structure will not only augment the growth of the automotive market in the region but also encourage domestic production and innovation. Flex fuel will...

2013-11-07 12:21:53

DEP Announces Second Round Opening for Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corbett Administration today awarded more than $3 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 companies, counties and organizations making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or propane for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles. "This funding makes it possible for many commercial, county and...

2013-11-06 04:20:19

RINs-driven economics favorable for increasing E85 pumps to better serve current and growing flex fuel vehicle fleet WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new paper by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot finds that the dire scenario promoted by the petroleum industry of higher fuel prices caused by increased RFS ethanol mandates can not occur without formation of an illegal cartel and that financial opportunities created by the RINs market...

2013-11-06 04:20:17

Meeting demand is key to achieving federal renewable fuel volume mandates WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new paper by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot identifies a bottleneck of too few fuel stations that offer the ethanol blend E85 along with price incongruity as two major factors that reduce the ability of E85 to help meet expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ethanol mandates. The authors state that flex vehicles on the road are...

2013-11-05 12:20:52

- New Tank Advanced Process Technology (TAPT) expands upon award-winning Ship-in-a-Bottle (SIB) process to provide flexibility in integrating fuel components within fuel tank assembly AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of fluid storage, carrying and delivery technology, presented today at the 'tank.tech' Conference in Munich, Germany their new, adaptable plastic fuel tank advanced process technology (TAPT) and that the...

2013-10-25 08:20:20

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Analytics permeates almost every aspect of sustainability at Ford, helping to chart paths to a cleaner, brighter, better world and a stronger business -- The amount of available data is growing fast: Ford researchers have begun experimenting with vehicles that produce 250 gigabytes of data an hour. More information leads to further improvements in increasing fuel economy and reducing vehicle...

2013-09-20 16:21:11

MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World's first van to produce distilled water from the air in the engine, has a shocking and amazing history. Henry Ford's First Model T had a water drip system to make steam. His engine was also Flex Fueled to burn either gasoline or alcohols. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130920/LT83962 ) Even though steam had existed for so long, total oil and gas consumption dominated and controlled energy since the beginning of the...

2013-09-19 12:20:19

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today displayed four dual-fuel prototype natural gas vehicles (NGVs) that will be introduced to the California public at the Santa Monica AltCar Expo on September 20-21. A BMW X3, Chrysler 300C, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Sonata have been engineered to run on natural gas or gasoline. "We hope these groundbreaking NGVs will excite consumers and create meaningful discussion among energy policymakers and auto...