3 Factors That Will Drive Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.

Americans have lived in a world dominated by gasoline-powered vehicles for nearly 100 years. There are robust biofuels programs in place that attempt to lower gasoline consumption, but the nation's overwhelming dependency on gasoline fuel creates some scary risks, some of which showed their ugly heads in the summer of 2008. Luckily, there is increased investment and attention being paid to the development of alternative vehicles that run on electricity or natural gas fuels. They may sit at a dis...

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New Haven Advocate Readers Name Metro Taxi CT “Best” Taxi Service in Greater New Haven

THANK YOU NEW HAVEN CUSTOMERS FOR YOUR LOYALTY! The results are in and the New Haven Advocate's annual customer poll issue is out. For the 10th consecutive year (as long as the New Haven Advocate has conducted its consumer survey), you rated Metro Taxi CT the "BEST" taxi transportation in the region. Thank you for your loyalty Greater New Haven customers!!! Giving us top grades for the full breadth of our taxi services --- from urban transport, medical livery, student, business and recreational ...

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London Taxi Drivers Back Clean-Air Campaign

London taxi drivers are joining a campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of city air pollution. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is backing the campaign, led by Clean Air in London. "Our members spend long periods of every day exposed to some of the most polluted air in Europe and would welcome any and every opportunity to clean up what is effectively their office," said Steve Mcnamara, general secretary of the LTDA. "We urge the mayor and Transport for London to remove...

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Virginia Tech Students Working to Make Cars Greener

The university's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team showed off the latest green technology at its event "Innovation Under the Hood: Roanoke's Green Car Show." Saturday afternoon, Church Avenue's parking lot turned into a showroom for alternative fuel vehicles including hybrids and electric cars. All major manufacturers were represented. The team says events like these raise awareness about the need to adopt a cleaner way of getting around. "We feel like we're really able to make an impact on the Roano...

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Taxi Electric and Nissan Team Up to Bring e-NV200 to Amsterdam

Taxi Electric and Nissan have been working closely to provide eco-friendly public transportation to Amsterdam for some time now, as the company's current cab fleet is comprised of 25 Nissan LEAFS--the automaker's zero-emission passenger car. Since opening for business in 2011, Taxi Electric and Nissan have traveled more than 1.5 million kilometers in Amsterdam without a single CO2 emission. ...

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Natural Gas Vehicle Conference Ready for Richmond

Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association (VOGA) will be co-hosting the 2014 Appalachian Basin NGV Expo and Conference next month, convening at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on April 14-16. The groups describe the event, now in its second year, as a "regional initiative" that brings municipal, state and private fleet administrators together with product and service providers from the natural gas vehicle supply chain for educational opportunities and a technolo...

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White House: Boost EV Alternative Vehicle Tax Credits to $10,000

Washington -- The White House is proposing cutting taxes on liquified natural gas to spur the use of the fuel by alternative vehicles, while again calling for hiking the maximum tax break for electric vehicles and other advanced vehicles to $10,000, over the current $7,500. In the U.S. Treasury's nearly 300-page analysis of the Obama administration's tax proposals as part of its budget, it lays out a series of proposals to boost alternative vehicles. The sweeter tax breaks for EVs and other adva...

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Bravo Italy – 1,000 NGV Fueling Stations

Italy has broken new NGV ground by reaching 1,000 natural gas filling stations, the latest being in Udine in the country's far northeast and the other in the far south, in Misilmeri, Sicily. With an NGV population of more than 750,000 vehicles, Italy stands as the dominant NGV nation in Europe and the seventh largest by vehicle numbers worldwide. According to data of the Ministry of Economic Development, as reported byecomotori and confirmed for NGV Global by NGV Italy, in 1997 the natural gas f...

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Washington State to Get 11 Public Propane Refueling Stations

The state of Washington will soon be home to one of the nation's largest privately funded propane autogas public refueling networks, and the single largest installation of alternative fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. Eleven 24-hour public refueling stations in the Puget Sound region were funded and spearheaded by Blue Star Gas, a propane fuel supplier, and a member of the Alliance AutoGas clean vehicle conversion and refueling network. The public propane autogas refueling sites will...

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CT to Announce Electric Vehicle Reward Program

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection on Wednesday will announce a new award program for automobile dealers to sell electric cars. DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee wants the new program to help spur sales of electric vehicles in Connecticut. The state already has started awarding grants up to $2,000 to building more electric vehicle charging stations. The goal is to have at least one station no more than 15 minutes from any point in the state. Klee will announce the awards pr...

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