NATURAL GAS & FUEL CELL HONDAS RETAIN ACCESS PRIVILEGES
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Published on Sun, Aug 22, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Honda's CNG-powered Civic GX LA CAR & NEWS WIRE—As was expected, California drivers of the compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Civic GX and zero-emissions FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle will continue to have access to the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) highway lane until January 2015. The recently passed California Assembly Bill 1500 extends HOV lane access to Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEV), which includes cars that are certified zero emission and CNG vehicles. Before the extension was passed, existing ILEV HOV access stickers were set to expire January 1, 2011. Under the new law, an unlimited number of HOV lane access stickers will be issued to eligible ILEV vehicles.
Honda FXC Clarity Civic GX owners can refuel at gas stations with natural gas outlets as well as at home with a Phill natural gas home refueling appliance. Sold by BRC FuelMaker, Phill connects to a home’s existing natural gas line and allows for convenient overnight fueling of the Civic GX. The zero emissions, hydrogen powered FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle is available for lease-only in Southern California. The sleek and modern sedan is propelled by an electric motor that runs on electricity generated in an on-board hydrogen fuel cell. The FCX Clarity’s only emission is water, and its fuel efficiency is three times that of a modern gasoline-powered automobile and two times that of a gasoline-powered hybrid vehicle. For more information about Honda products, go to honda.com For more information about Phill, please visit impcotechnologies.com