In Southern California, natural gas retails for about $2.04 per gallon equivalent, or more than $2.50 less than a gallon of gasoline. It sells for even less, about $1 gallon, for people who install home filling equipment that taps into their residential gas line.That $3,000 fuel card sounds nice!! Wouldn't you want to be laughing at the closed gas stations and poor car owners with no other alternative??
The car offers another benefit for California drivers. The natural gas-powered Civic qualifies for solo driver access in most carpool lanes.
Honda is the only carmaker to sell a factory-built natural gas-powered sedan in the U.S.
With more natural gas filling stations opening, the incentive of carpool lane access and the high cost of gasoline, Honda believes this is a good time to pitch its natural gas Civic.
“The signs are pointing toward increased market acceptance of this type of alternative fuel vehicle,” said Angie Nucci, a Honda spokeswoman. “The $3,000 CNG fuel card could be a tipping point for more consumer consideration.”
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Honda sees record gasoline prices as opening for natural gas Civic
I expected to hear more of this during the runup on gasoline prices. If I were to live in CA, I would definitely own one of these.