Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Fuels’

Atlanta Gas Light to build natural gas fueling stations

Georgia voted today to let Atlanta Gas Light spend $11.5 million on a network of natural gas fueling stations for vehicles.

AGL’s plan to begin construction with 5-10 gas stations in Atlanta would substantially boost access to natural gas for local drivers.

The AJC reports that roughly half of America’s 1,000 natural gas fueling stations are open to the public. In Georgia, they number just five, two of which are located in the Atlanta area.

No word yet on how consumers feel about the green-lighted allocation, which could have been used to build pipelines, help the poor or provide customer rebates, according to the AP.

Pricing announced on Nissan Leaf!

It’s $32,780 with a $7,500 tax credit. Buyers can start placing orders April 20.

Watch the Automotive News videocast here:

NY Auto Show à la Regis

We love “Live with Regis and Kelly” and were excited to watch today’s show, featuring green cars appearing at this year’s New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday at the Jacob Javits Center.  In fact, Barbara is “Live” herself — joined by The Washington Auto Show delegation to visit our colleagues at the New York show. Maybe she’ll meet Reeg!

Anyway, Alan Taylor, a contributing editor for Car and Driver, has been appearing on “Live” to offer viewers a sneak preview of what’s on display in New York. Taylor has already shown us “Fantasy Sports Cars” and some classy sedans — the 2011 Volvo C60 brakes on sensing a pedestrian!

Today’s show highlighted one of our favored subjects — green cars:

On display, were the Mercedes Benz SLS-AMG, based on the B-Class, never before available in this country.  An electric vehicle powered by hydrogen, the SLS AMG earns as much as 86 miles per gallon and emits water. We also got a peek at the Honda CRZ-Z Hybrid, a hybrid-electric vehicle, and the Lincoln MKZ hybrid. The Lincoln not only gets 41 mpg in the city, but takes sustainability into account in its materials as well, using wood trim from sustainable forests.

For more on New York’s show, visit:

Infiniti said to release its EV in 2014

autobloggreen has the details:

greentechmedia lists its top 50 vc-funded startups

We were excited to see some of our favorites make the list. 

Truth is, they’re all winners. But since we just had the Oscars, and because we have friends at some of these startups, we’re going to name some names.

In the biofuels category, honorees included: Solazyme.

In SmartGrid and EV infrastructure, honorees included: Better Place.

And in Transportation, Coda, Fisker and Tesla were all named.

We’re proud of you!

Check out the full list here: