TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

May 7, 2014 by  
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How does it work? You gas up via separate tanks. The gas tank and cap are where you would find them on a traditional gas vehicle, but instead that steel case in the front of the pickup bed where the tools normally go, there is a separate contained compressed natural gas tank, which has its own cap for filling. Inside the CNG F150 you have two separate gauges for fuel levels, so you can keep an eye on both fuel tanks. That’s it—No more to think about. The truck works out the rest for you. Related: BYD Sets Record With All-Electric Bus in Copenhagen Read the rest of TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative drivetrain , Alternative Fuel , CNG , compressed natural gas , ford f150 , green transportation , green vehicle , hybrid truck , hybrid vehicle , Laura Cowan , Laura K. Cowan , lower emissions , test drive

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TEST DRIVE: The Surprisingly Wonderful 40 MPG Nissan Versa Note

May 6, 2014 by  
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The Versa handled the back roads smoothly, and what struck us most was how well-made the little car felt. The steering wheel has the feel of a much more expensive car, and the vehicle comes with navigation, push start button, and all-around exterior vehicle camera to help you see what’s happening on all sides while parking. Perhaps our favorite little add-on was the seat extender for short or long legs in the driver’s seat, which makes the Versa workable for a variety of people; something that can be a tall order for some small cars with limited seating positions. Related: Nissan Announces Self-Washing Cars With Nano Paint Read the rest of TEST DRIVE: The Surprisingly Wonderful 40 MPG Nissan Versa Note Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city car , green car , green transportation , green vehicle , hatchback , Laura Cowan , Laura K. Cowan , NISSAN , nissan versa , small car , test drive

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TEST DRIVE: 30-40 mpg in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV

May 27, 2013 by  
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TEST DRIVE: Over the River and Through the Woods with the Ford CMAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

March 25, 2013 by  
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SND CYN Studios: Former Lima Bean Factory Turned into a Collaborative Workspace in Irvine

March 25, 2013 by  
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The ‘Invisible Bicycle” is Made From Transparent Plastic Panels

March 25, 2013 by  
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We have seen some neat  alternative bicycles out there, but Jimmy Kuehnle’s “Invisible Bicycle” is clearly unique. Everything on the bike is completely transparent except for the chain and the bearings. Made using Lexan panels, or “bullet-proof glass” the boxy bike comes with matching vinyl suit. Fabricated in 2005 for a ride in Austin, Texas, the art installation/see-through steed was spotted throughout town, seemingly suspending its rider above a set of wheels. Invisible never looked so good! + Jimmy Kuehnle Via Geekologie Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: austin , clear , invisible bicycle , jimmy kuehnle , lexan , texas , transparent

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

July 24, 2012 by  
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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes a Chilly But Impressive Ride in the Mitsubishi i EV

February 29, 2012 by  
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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives The Futuristic Three-Door Hyundai Veloster Coupe

January 3, 2012 by  
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