Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – Gas that’s Cheaper and Cleaner than Gasoline

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – Gas that’s Cheaper and Cleaner than Gasoline
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - Fuel Efficient News, Car Features and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
Now that this past summer’s oil-price shock has awakened a new desire in Americans to find a cheaper way to fill up, we should finally see a larger-scale movement toward a fuel that’s not only less expensive than gasoline but is also cleaner burning and sourced largely from within North America: compressed natural gas (or CNG).

Now that this past summer’s oil-price shock has awakened a new desire in Americans to find a cheaper way to fill up, we should finally see a larger-scale movement toward a fuel that’s not only less expensive than gasoline but is also cleaner burning and sourced largely from within North America: compressed natural gas (or CNG). Yes, good old natural gas – the same stuff that provides heat to 52 percent of American homes – also works as a fuel for cars, and the good news is that the technology to make it happen already exists.

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2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged

2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged
2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged - Jaguar Midsize Luxury Sport Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
Just a beautiful, composed, powerful, lush car – the proverbial velvet fist.

Just a beautiful, composed, powerful, lush car – the proverbial velvet fist. Power delivery is immediate as are the brakes, which are very nicely modulated.

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2009 Hummer H3T Alpha vs 2009 Nissan GT-R – Over The Hill

2009 Hummer H3T Alpha vs 2009 Nissan GT-R – Over The Hill
2009 Hummer H3T Alpha vs 2009 Nissan GTR - SUV vs Supercar Showdown - Automobile Magazine
Can a Hummer H3T beat a Nissan GT-R point to point? It depends on the size of the off-road shortcut.

The idea sprung, as so many great ones do, from the Dukes of Hazzard. How many times have the Duke boys evaded Rosco or made it back to the farm just in time to beat the foreclosure guy? Many. And how do they do that, other than by driving fast and jumping over barns? Exactly – they take shortcuts. The Dukes are masters of driving off into the woods, blasting down a suspiciously well-graded trail, and then slewing back onto the main road, having cut critical minutes off their journey.

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BIG DOG: Tata’s turkey

After an extended lay-off as a premium dog food taster in China, ‘Big Dog’, the opinionated mutt with an occasional column on just-auto, is back. With automakers the world over getting the begging bowls out for taxpayer funded soft loans, our canine chum recalls an early encounter with Team Tata, back in the days when Britain still had its own auto industry.

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BIG DOG: Tata’s Turkey

After an extended lay-off as a premium dog food taster in China, ‘Big Dog’, the opinionated mutt with an occasional column on just-auto, is back. With automakers the world over getting the begging bowls out for taxpayer funded soft loans, our canine chum recalls an early encounter with Team Tata, back in the days when Britain still had its own auto industry.

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