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Today Honda announced its 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural gas will go on sale this month with some improvements to the hybrid. The hybrid goes on sale Feb. 5 nationwide, and the natural gas car carries forth at dealers in 37 states effective Feb. 15. The big(ger) news with the carried-forward IMA (Integrated Motor […]

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Honda has announced pricing for its redesigned 2012 Civic GX, which will be available in 38 U.S. states beginning October 18. The new GX will start at $26,115—about $600 more than the 2011 model, which Honda has sold in just a handful of states since 1999. More than a decade later, with gas prices higher […]

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Honda has launched its first factory designed and warranted supercharger kit for the manual-transmission version of the CR-Z hybrid. Supercharged 2011-2014 models will see the two-seater’s stock peak output significantly increased for a serious boost in speed potential for the roughly 2,650-pound car. In the case of 2013/14 models, power will rise above the base […]

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The Honda Civic CNG is now eligible to a $1,000 purchase credit in California. The special savings from the California Energy Commission is an immediate $1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers at the time of purchase, stated Honda. In addition to the purchase credit savings, Civic Natural Gas vehicle […]

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Today General Motors CEO Dan Akerson announced its 2015 Chevrolet Impala to go on sale next summer will be offered with bi-fuel capability. Fleet and retail customers will have their choice of filling up with ordinary gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and range would be 350 miles on gas, and/or 150 miles on CNG. […]

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California’s Air Resources Board has approved the 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord as the first car for sale in California to meet ARB’s SULEV20 standard. The 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord produces 20 milligrams of combined smog-forming emissions per mile. This makes it the first gasoline-powered car in California to meet what is known as […]

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American Honda is attempting to get some of its California dealers to help it overcome the catch-22 facing acceptance of its Civic Natural Gas by installing refueling facilities on site. Steve Center, U.S. vice president for environmental business development said in an interview with Automotive News this week that talks are ongoing with state regulators […]

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T. Boone Pickens, a former geologist turned billionaire energy investor, believes that one way America can reduce its dependence on foreign oil is to make use of the country’s abundant, cheap natural gas reserves. As such, he has set an example by driving a Honda Civic that runs on natural gas supplied from pipes that […]

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General Motors has entered an agreement with natural gas engine manufacturer, Westport, to co-develop small compressed natural gas engines that could find their way into future GM models. Executive Micky Bly told Reuters last week that the company doesn’t plan to be left behind on CNG development, saying that CEO Dan Akerson “has made it […]

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After more than three years of ad purchases, television appearances, and meetings with politicians on both sides of the aisle, T. Boone Pickens may finally get the government support he says is needed to build natural gas into a major transportation fuel in the United States—potentially displacing millions of barrels of oil per day in […]

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