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Cars > The pros & cons of buying a CNG-powered Honda Civic 10/06
Natural gas has been used as a motor vehicle fuel since the 1930s.
In fact, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors once offered passenger
vehicles fueled by CNG, sold primarily to fleets. Today one out of
every five new buses uses CNG.
But with the increased focus on ethanol as an alternative fuel,
fewer and fewer CNG-fueled passenger vehicles have been offered in
recent years. In particular, budget-constrained domestic automakers
withdrew from this niche segment due to slow sales, financial
challenges, and limited refueling stations. Shoppers were left to
choose from only from Honda and a handful of aftermarket conversion
companies, along with used fleet cars.