UPDATE 1-Honda to sell natural-gas-fuelled car across U.S. - Nikkei

Fri May 6, 2011 1:57pm EDT

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May 6 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said it has decided to market its natural-gas-powered car, Civic GX, in the United States, starting this fall, the Nikkei business daily said.

The automaker, which currently offers the car in four American states, has decided to market the natural gas vehicle nationwide because of the heightened interest in environmental cars in the country, the paper said.

Once the car is released, dealers across the U.S. will carry it, the business daily said.

Natural-gas-propelled cars are seen by some as greener than all-electric vehicles, as the latter charge their batteries using electricity often generated by fossil fuel-fired power plants. (Reporting by Vaishnavi Bala in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

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lowhumid wrote:
I would not buy one unless there is a do it yourself loading the natural gas. For example, if we had gas heat in the home, can we load the car with the same stuff using some low cost hookup. Also, can it be recharged cheaper than gas cost if you need to buy natural gas out in the market while you are on a road trip. Last, since we have an all electric house, how can we load the car with fuel today?

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