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    Honda Civic CNG Designated Smartway Elite Vehicle Market Developments Source - Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:23 USA
    In an endeavour to identify the cleanest cars on American roads, Forbes examined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) scores for air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane). One of the stand-out vehicles was the Honda Civic CNG (compressed natural gas) with a pollution score of 9.5 and a greenhouse score of 9 - enough to earn it a designation of Smartway Elite Vehicle.
    The car costs about $2,000 more than the Civic hybrid and gets lower gas mileage, but proponents of CNG-powered cars note that owners can refuel at their home by tapping into the same natural gas used for home heating.

    For each category, the EPA rates vehicles on a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being best. The closer to 20 the combined score, the cleaner the car. The EPA designation of Smartway Elite is only given to those vehicles that score 9 or better in both categories.

    (Source: Cleanest Cars on America's Roads, Forbes)

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    Re: Honda Civic CNG Designated Smartway Elite Vehicle

    Cool sell more. I own a conversion company startup, in Portland Oregon. The honda dealer wont sell the cng civic here.We need to lobby the congress /epa to make it less expensive to convert. Which means that they need to recognize the current conversion kit manufacturers and open the market up to the flood of technology. We are working on infrastructure on the west coast and are also recognized(by fuelmaker) as the authorized installer and dealer for phill in portland yet we are still a start up watch for more info. For investment opps you must meet certain financial criteria as reQuired by the sec for non registered corporations we will be happy to send proforma packages allow for 6 to 8 weeeks our plan is to install a quick fueling station in every existing filling station on a lease program and to also start a line of epa recognised conversion shops we need funding any one out there listening