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  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas model at New York Auto Show, April 2011

    OK, so gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, and dispensing with gasoline altogether is getting more and more attractive. But for whatever reasons, plug-in cars aren't for you. Maybe it's the limited range of battery electric vehicles, maybe it's the $41,000 cost before incentives of the 2011 Chevy Volt. Well, depending on where you live, there is another option: fueling your car on natural gas. For more than a decade, Honda has been the only carmaker that has sold a compact passenger car powered by natural gas. For 2012, its all-new Civic line includes a model called the Civic Natural...

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    Who's Buying Green Cars? Not Only Consumers, But Big Fleets Too

    Most of the focus on new green cars--like the 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a slew of new and existing hybrids--has been on how consumers will adapt to them. But in fact, a portion of early years' production of any of those cars is likely to go into car fleets maintained by state...

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    California Yanks Prius Perks: No More Hybrid HOV-Lane Access

    You may remember that in California, 85,000 lucky owners of three hybrid vehicles were granted special stickers giving them access to High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes, even with only a single occupant in the car. Well, their luck runs out on December 31, the last day those stickers are valid. While...

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