Category Archives: alternative fuel

Hey car shoppers: Want a sweet deal on a plug-in EV? Now’s the time – the price wars are here!!!

Plug-in electric vehicles have been manufactured long enough to start seeing some of the resources of the global economy – being manufactured long enough at scale to cost less to build, and a competitive marketplace driving down prices even further. … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Out the Window

While some of you may think that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are entirely lofty and unrealistic (and sounded good 10 years ago), here are few interesting snippets, and not necessarily just under the hood…. Hyundai has committed to supporting the … Continue reading

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How to Make it in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Business – Part 1

For fans of alternative fuel vehicles and technologies, it’s been a dreary time. The A123 Systems and Fisker Automotive dramas have been all over the internet. There have been other time periods where bankruptcies, shut downs, buyouts, closedowns, and other … Continue reading

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EPA engineer says Feds are still monitoring accuracy of mileage ratings

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing its practices and will be more closely monitoring automakers’ fuel economy ratings, according to Jeff Alson, a senior EPA engineer. Alson spoke at a University of Michigan conference last week and addressed questions … Continue reading

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Automotive Digest Green Editor Jon LeSage Interviewed on AV Clean Cities Radio

The finalized 54.5 mpg federal fuel economy standards, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and how it may impact natural gas-powered transportation, and how consumers have been making green vehicle purchase choices were among the topics discussed by Curtis Martin, Program Coordinator for … Continue reading

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Eaton and GE Offering NGV Home Refueling Stations

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) face the recurring themes and questions of all green cars, fuels, and technologies: Range anxiety — how far can they drive before the “empty” sign delivers bad news? Fueling station infrastructure — how many are there, … Continue reading

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Check out July edition of Green Auto Market

If you’re interested in receiving the free July edition of Green Auto Market, The Business of Green Cars, Fuels & Technologies, send me an email – jlesage@jonlesage.com. In this issue, you can read about: AV Clean Cities Radio – a … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dealers Marketing Green Machines

For OEMs, conversion companies, and infrastructure builders bringing electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles to market, there are a few things to know about auto dealers. Dealers are playing a critical role in making all of this come together, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Dropping Gas Prices Decide Fate of Green Machines

Have you noticed that gasoline prices have been declining lately, and that it’s now summertime, when gas prices can spike up? Gas prices are dropping below $3 a gallon in a few markets. When you hear experts like Chevy Volt … Continue reading

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