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Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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Discussions, shares, images and news about events, technology and new products for alternative fuel vehicles. Natural gas, electric, fuel cell and other forms of energy are welcome.

Key words:
Compressed natural gas, CNG, liquefied natural gas, LNG, renewable natural gas, RNG, compressed hydrogen gas, H2, fuel cell, electric, electric hybrid, battery, battery chemistry, AFV.

Posts should be educational or newsworthy in nature, rather than an advertisement for products and services.

Disclosure:
I am currently employed by a natural gas fuel systems company. The likes, shares, comments and posts are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.
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  1. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/02/2017
    Toyota Mirai Recall -- Voltage issue... Software fix . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Toyota Recalls All Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Vehicles
    consumerist.com Toyota’s goal to phase out traditional gas-powered vehicles from its product line may have hit a bit of a snag: The carmaker has recalled all of its hydrogen-powered Mirai vehicles. To be fair...
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  2. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/02/2017
    Thoughts on Hydrogen Fuel Cells . . . No mention about the Toyota Mirai. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Will Fuel Cells Power the Future? - Forester Network
    foresternetwork.com Fuel cells consist of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte that allows positively charged hydrogen ions to move between the two sides of the cell. In...
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  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    10/02/2017
    Agility Fuel Solutions Helps the Waitrose Fleet of Scania Vehicles Get 500 Miles Per Trip Using Renewable Natural Gas (Biomethane)

    Waitrose combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop - dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service.

    Scania is a major supplier to UK industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications.
    CNG Fuels Biomethane Fuel From Food Waste
    CNG Fuels Biomethane Fuel From Food Waste
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    Wayne Yoshida
    10/02/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Side mounted CNG fuel systems by Agility Fuel Solutions.
  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    31/01/2017
    First Chevy Bolt Delivered to Someone in Toronto - Canada

    That's Bolt, not Volt . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer
    www.greencarreports.com Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Canada was delivered to its buyer. It proved...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    31/01/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Or should I have said, "That's Bolt, not Volt, eh"
  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    24/01/2017
    Childrens' Artwork Inspires Recycling
    Art from local elementary school kids are wrapped around New Way® Trucks refuse vehicles in Lake Worth, FL
    Wayne Yoshida
    Children’s Artwork Featured on Refuse Trucks Helps Raise Recycling Awareness
    wasteadvantagemag.com
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    23/01/2017
    New CNG buses in the Southwest of France have #AgilityOnBoard. Read an interview with transport policy maker Christophe Duprat
    Wayne Yoshida
    Bordeaux's winning formula: trams plus natural gas buses | MAN Bus Germany
    www.bus.man.eu CNG buses play a key role in the Bordeaux public transport system. An interview with transport politician Christophe...
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  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/01/2017
    New Flyer CNG Buses -- with Agility Fuel Solutions On-Board
    Wayne Yoshida
    New Flyer Nets Slew of CNG Bus Contracts for BC Transit :: NGT News
    ngtnews.com
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  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/01/2017
    News from Germany: Natural Gas Fuel from Straw

    http://www.ngvglobal.com/blog/straw-fuels-clean-ngvs-in-hanover-0119#more-45426
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/01/2017
    No transmission cars? A V8 plus Three Electric Motor Hybrid: The Koenigsegg Regera!
    Koenigsegg Direct Drive - Koenigsegg Regera - Explained
    Koenigsegg Direct Drive - Koenigsegg Regera - Explained The Koenigsegg Regera debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, and uses a system called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This car has no transmission, and instead has a...
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  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/01/2017
    2017 Honda Accord Hybrid - How it Works
    Wayne Yoshida
    Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video
    www.greencarreports.com The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. The new version uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which were sold as 2014 and 2015...
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  11. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/01/2017
    Video Interview: Ford CEO Mark Fields Interviewed by CNN Reporter Poppy Harlow. Cancellation of Ford's Mexico plant and electrified vehicles, including the hybrid Mustang.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Ford Mustang hybrid promises V8 power
    money.cnn.com One of America's most cherished muscle cars is going...
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  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/01/2017
    ARG! I can't wait that long! Ford Mustang Hybrid!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Ford Mustang Hybrid due in 2020, and it may be powerful
    www.motorauthority.com We all knew this day was coming, but it's just something an auto enthusiast can't prepare for. A Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Hybrid is happening, and it will be here in just a handful of years. To be specific, 2020 is when the Mustang will...
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  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/01/2017
    Video: Tesla's Emergency Braking

    This may be the answer to the deer across the road . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Tesla Autopilot Begins Emergency Braking For Danger Two Cars Ahead - Gas 2
    gas2.org On a Dutch highway, a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged "sees" a dangerous situation developing two cars ahead and initiates emergency braking before the driver the driver can...
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  14. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/01/2017
    Tesla on Autopilot - in Snow. Looks pretty good. But I wonder what would happen if a deer ran across the road.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Tesla Autopilot On Snow Covered Road With No Lane Markings - Gas 2
    gas2.org Here is a video of Tesla Autopilot negotiating a snow covered road with no visible lane markings and no car ahead to follow. This is a car equipped with the original Autopilot hardware package and latest software...
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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    29/12/2016
    Update: The Elevated Bus in China
    Wayne Yoshida
    Update: Chinese elevated bus now abandoned, blocking road traffic
    www.greencarreports.com Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room for cars to pass underneath it. Officially known as the Transit Elevated...
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    28/12/2016
    Here we go - 'Revenge' for the VW Diesel Gate decision--
    Wayne Yoshida
    Volkswagen TDI Owners Are Getting Revenge - Maybe - Gas 2
    gas2.org Some Volkswagen TDI owners are trying to stick it to the company by stripping their cars before the company buys them back. A federal judge has warned that doing so could have...
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  17. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/12/2016
    5,000 Natural Gas Refuse Vehicles in the Waste Management Fleet!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Waste Management Tops 5,000 Gas Trucks | Fleets and Fuels.com
    www.fleetsandfuels.com
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  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/12/2016
    Toyota to Share Hybrid Technology - watch out! Possibly better styling from rivals using Toyota's hybrid technology . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals
    www.greencarreports.com Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. Now, the company has decided to...
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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/12/2016
    The $500 Tesla!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)
    www.greencarreports.com With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S produced by Radio Flyer. The company known for its red wagons collaborated with...
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  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/12/2016
    Wayne Yoshida
    Cummins Westport Expands Market for Mid-Range Nat-Gas Engine :: NGT News
    ngtnews.com
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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/12/2016
    Solar power for space tourism - Got an extra 10 million bucks?
    Wayne Yoshida
    Solar Power Coming Soon To Space Tourism Industry - Gas 2
    gas2.org SolarStratos, a new company based in Switzerland, has built a solar power airplane it claims will let people explore the edge of space while leaving a tiny carbon footprint behind. Cost of spending 15 minutes 15 miles above the earth? $10,000,000....
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/12/2016
    Nissan Leaf electric car - not bad when all dressed up with accessories and new paint --
    Wayne Yoshida
    Electric cars in unlikely places: central Oregon ski shop
    www.greencarreports.com If you find yourself on the roads of central Oregon, keep an eye out for this eye-catching Nissan Leaf. It's owned by Pine Mountain Sports, a ski and mountain-bike shop located in Bend, Oregon, which uses it as a shop vehicle. Christened, the...
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  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/12/2016
    Nikola One Launch: Pictures of the New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 8 Tractor
    Wayne Yoshida
    The Nikola One Launch Event [Photos] - Photo Gallery - TruckingInfo.com
    www.truckinginfo.com
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  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/12/2016
    Know the term RTFM? Here's one for you: The Chevy Bolt 361 page Owners' Manual is available online now. . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Thinking of buying a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Read the owner's manual!
    www.greencarreports.com The first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars should be arriving in dealerships sometime this month, likely in electric-car friendly California before anywhere else. The launch of the 238-mile electric car is now close enough that General Motors...
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  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    07/12/2016
    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Big Truck
    Wayne Yoshida
    Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance - News - TruckingInfo.com
    www.truckinginfo.com SALT LAKE CITY -- If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways...
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