2012 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognisable from its first-generation counterpart The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis.

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2012 Honda CR-Z Vs. 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Gas-Saver Coupes

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Carmakers are beginning to realise that saving gas and reducing emissions, and making a fun car to drive aren't mutually exclusive. That's where the 2012 Honda CR-Z and 2012 Hyundai Veloster At the top of the market there are now plenty of high-performance hybrids to choose from, but what if your budget is a little lower - nearer the $20,000 mark?

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Saves Supertanker Worth Of Gas Since Launch

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We all know electric and plug-in hybrid cars can help cut down consumption of gasoline, but just how do you measure how much gasoline savings can be made? Normally, we measure gasoline savings in gallons, or barrels of oil, but General Motors has decided to measure the gasoline saved by its Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid in supertankers. Using data

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Forget Free Gas: 2012 Coda Sedan Comes With Free Electricity

Green Car Reports

How many times have you gone car shopping to hear the salesman promise to give you free gas for a few weeks or months as a deal sweetener? In the days of $4-a-gallon gasoline, those kind of deals aren’t as common as they once were, but now Californian electric automaker Coda Automotive has revived the practice to entice customers into its

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2012 Nissan Leaf Australian Ad Turns Gas Pumps Into Art

Green Car Reports

They’re large, hardly pretty, and serve just one function, but Nissan Australia has managed to turn the humble gas pump into art in order to promote its all-electric 2012 Leaf. Unlike its U.S. ad from last year, which asked us to imagine a world where everything was powered by gasoline, Nissan’s Antipodean ad takes the opposite

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2012 Scion IQ, 2012 Honda CR-Z: Same Gas Mileage, But Very Different

Green Car Reports

But with gas mileage becoming the number one priority for new car buyers, cars you wouldn’t expect to compete with one another start to. Traditionally, people shopped for cars based on features, size and body style. For example, if you wanted a mid-size sedan, your test-drive list was likely to be nothing but mid-size sedans. Which is why

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Mercedes-Benz introducing B200 Natural Gas Drive

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B200 Natural Gas Drive. Mercedes-Benz will stage the debut of the new B 200 Natural Gas Drive member of the B-Class family at the upcoming Paris Motor Show (27 September to 14 October 2012). In natural gas mode, consumption of the 115 kW (156 hp) B 200 Natural Gas Drive is 4.2 The B 200 Natural Gas Drive can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h (124 mph), and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 Books Natural GasClick to enlarge.

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China’s CNOOC to acquire Canada-based Nexen for $15.1B; offshore oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas

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CNOOC Limited—China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world—is acquiring all of the Common Shares of Canada-based energy company Nexen Inc. 20 July 2012 and a premium of 66% relative to the volume-weighted average price of the Common Shares over the 20 trading days ending 20 July 2012. Canada China Natural Gas Oil Oil sands

2012 Toyota Prius C: Real-World Gas Mileage Test

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With the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid family now comprising four members, the subcompact Prius C hatchback is the one least like its siblings. It's smaller, with a smaller engine and battery, and less cross-section to cause aerodynamic drag. So does it consume less fuel? The EPA rates it at 50 mpg combined, as it does the larger Prius liftback--but

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2012 Toyota Prius C: Yes, Your Gas Mileage Will Vary

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Whenever a new car hits the market, there’s always a website somewhere on the Internet keeping track of how real-world gas mileage differs from the EPA’s official quotes. So it’s no surprise that owners of the 2012 Toyota Prius C have started to keep track of the gas mileage of their car on websites like PriusChat.

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Annual global oil & gas capital expenditure to pass $1-trillion mark in 2012

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Increased activity in the Exploration and Production (E&P) sector will be the primary driver in pushing oil and gas capital expenditure (capex) to $1.039 trillion for 2012, according to the latest report by business intelligence firm GlobalData. The new report— Oil & Gas Capital Expenditure Outlook, H1 2012 —forecasts that the total oil and gas capex will increase by 13.4% of the 2012 global total.

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2012 Toyota Matrix: Small Car, Low Gas Mileage Too?

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A recent article on five small cars with the worst gas mileage named four for which gas mileage may not even cross the minds of their buyers. But it did remind us that the 2012 Toyota Matrix has pretty low fuel economy for a compact hatchback. Sometimes you have to ask, What were they thinking? In that article, TrueCar listed the following as its

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live.

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Omnitek to supply natural gas filters to Tata Motors for 2012 passenger vehicles

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has been selected by India-based Tata Motors to supply original equipment high-pressure natural gas filters for 2012 passenger vehicles, expanding a supplier agreement for commercial vehicle filter applications that commenced in 2009. million light and heavy duty vehicles operating worldwide on compressed natural gas, with at least one million more vehicles being added each year.

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Frito-Lay buying 100 more Smith Electric Vehicle trucks in 2012; natural gas coming for tractor fleet

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division will purchase 100 Newton Series 2000 all-electric commercial vehicles in 2012 from Smith Electric Vehicles, bringing the total number of its electric fleet to more than 280. Compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors will be introduced this spring, and will be used to haul large loads. Each CNG vehicle, purchased from Freightliner, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23%, compared to diesel.

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Volkswagen’s 1.0L eco up! natural gas vehicle offers 79g CO2/km

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natural gas vehicle. natural gas vehicle, previewed in a concept form in 2011 ( earlier post ) and revealed in its production version at the Geneva auto show in March this year, in Europe. m 3 ) of natural gas per 100 km—equivalent to CO 2 emissions of 79 g/km. The natural gas version produces its 50 kW output at 6,200 rpm and reaches its maximum torque of 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) at 3,000 rpm. In this vehicle, Biomethane and e-gas. Audi’s e-gas project.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 & 2012 Mazda3: Real-World Gas Mileage Boost From SkyActiv Engine

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The trend is clear: To get higher gas mileage, almost all new cars will have smaller, more efficient engines. Mazda says its new line of SkyActiv engines and transmissions, though, take the carmaker to new heights of fuel efficiency. We recently tested two different Mazdas fitted with its SkyActive-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed

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2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

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With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money. If going whole hog and ditching gasoline entirely in favor of an all-electric car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Mitsubishi i isn’t an option, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius

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Topping-out ceremony for the Audi e-gas plant; synthetic methane production to begin in early 2013

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Components of the e-gas plant. Audi is celebrating progress on its e-gas plant under construction in Werlte, Germany with a topping-out ceremony. End products from the plant will be hydrogen and synthetic methane (Audi e-gas), to be used as fuel for vehicles such as the new Audi A3 Sportback TCNG. Chemically speaking, this e-gas is nearly identical to fossil-based natural gas. Ground was broken in September 2012. Click to enlarge.

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Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. The refueling system will use liquid to act as a piston to compress natural gas. Current natural gas refueling systems cost between $5,000 and $10,000. Infrastructure Natural Gas

2012 BMW 3-Series: Saving Gas In A Sports Sedan

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However, in times of austerity and rising gas prices, it's not enough to simply concentrate on performance, handling and image, but economy, emissions and "The Ultimate Driving Machine" - It's one of the most well-known taglines of the motoring world, and each successful generation of BMW is designed to improve that driving experience further.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2 million vehicles in 2012). Light-duty NGVs typically run on compressed natural gas (CNG) because the tanks. for CNG are lighter weight and less costly than those for liquefied natural gas (LNG), the report notes.

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2012 Retro Rides: Fiat 500 Beats Beetle, Mini On Gas Mileage

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There was a time when small European cars like the original Fiat 500, Volkswagen Beetle and Mini represented the very epitome of cheap, stylish, practical motoring. So much so that all three original cars have inspired contemporary retro-styled rides meant to evoke the memories of days gone by. But which of today’s modern takes on those

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New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel have found that considerable quantities of the greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water from abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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2012 Toyota Prius C

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota Prius C has been a success from Day One, with strong sales for Toyota's new 50-mpg hybrid hatchback. If you're looking for the highest gas mileage of any non-plug-in vehicle on the market--but want something smaller and more nimble than the classic Prius liftback--the newest addition to the growing Toyota Prius line is well worth a

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Buy A 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, Get A $3,000 Fuel Card

Green Car Reports

If you've been considering the purchase of a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, now might be the time to sign on the dotted line. Honda, in conjunction with Clean Energy, is offering a $3,000 fuel card for the purchase of natural gas at any of Clean Energy's natural gas filling stations. When natural gas already costs around $2 per gallon less than

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2012 Honda Fit Vs 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid: High Gas Mileage Battle

Green Car Reports

These days cars like the 2012 If you're in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle your choice is better than ever. Virtually every manufacturer now offers a high-mpg vehicle, but Honda could lay claim to being one of the first. Since the Civic arrived back in the 1970s, the Japanese carmaker has made fuel economy a high priority in its cars.

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Iveco to supply 115 natural gas Daily Vehicles to TNT Express Italy

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The methane gas-powered vehicles will be used by TNT for its express courier activities in the Rome area as well as other parts of Central Italy. The system can detect the composition of the gas used and is able to adapt the actual air/fuel ratio accordingly, in order to maintain low emissions without sacrificing performance. Iveco offers a complete range of natural gas-powered vehicles from the 3.5 Europe Fleets Natural Gas

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2012 Fisker Karma

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The 2012 Fisker Karma is a bundle of contradictions: a stunningly sexy sport sedan with a green powertrain, a large luxury car with the interior space of a subcompact, and a range-extended electric car that gets worse gas-mileage ratings when running on gasoline than some of its conventional competitors.

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GE researchers developing at-home chilled natural gas refueling station for NG vehicles

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The research team from GE, Chart Industries and the University of Missouri will design a system that chills, densifies and transfers compressed natural gas more efficiently. Natural gas prices are at an all-time low and the number of natural gas (NG) vehicles is increasing, but several barriers are preventing greater adoption of this vehicle technology. Infrastructure Natural GasSketch of the targeted at-home unit. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Toyota Camry Vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata: Midsize Sedans Compared

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Camrys have topped the passenger car sales charts since the dawn of time, but with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata on the market, it's no longer a given that the Camry is the car to go for. Both provide five seats, four doors and decent gas mileage, both are affordable, and both should provide many miles of trouble-free driving.

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USGS estimates nearly 39 billion barrels of oil undiscovered and technically recoverable in two Arctic petroleum provinces; 275 trillion feet of gas

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The US Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province holds mean estimates of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources of nearly 30 billion barrels of oil, about 179 trillion cubic feet of nonassociated gas, and 40 trillion cubic feet of associated gas, according to a new assessment published by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Exploration in this AU has been limited by the absence of a market for natural gas and the perception that it is a gas-prone region.

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American Le Mans exploring natural gas for Prototype Challenge Class

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based Patrick Racing to research and develop natural gas as an alternative fuel for the Series’ Prototype Challenge (PC) cars. We view the addition of natural gas to the Series as a means of continuing our mission to be on the front line of automotive technology advancement, while providing unequalled entertainment for our fans. Patrick Racing was founded by oil and natural gas exploration and racing pioneer U.E. Motorsport Natural Gas

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2012 Fisker Karma Owners Average 150 MPG, Company Says

Green Car Reports

The same day Consumer Reports released its devastating review of the 2012 Fisker Karma, the makers of the range-extended electric luxury sedan put out their own press release. Covering the $106,000 car's fuel economy, it reported on the real-world gas mileage achieved by a group of more than 30 Karma owners. According to the release, the group

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Way cleared for major Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project

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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced that two major milestones have been met in the state’s effort to bring Alaska’s North Slope natural gas to Alaskans and markets beyond. The North Slope holds more than 35 trillion cubic feet of discovered natural gas. First, the State of Alaska resolved its long-running litigation with ExxonMobil and other leaseholders regarding the Point Thomson field, which holds almost a quarter of the North Slope’s known natural gas.

Cummins Westport begins development on new mid-range natural gas engine; production by 2015

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has begun development on the ISB 6.7G, a mid-range 6.7-liter natural gas engine designed to meet the increasing demand for on-highway vehicles powered by natural gas. diesel engine and will use Cummins Westport’s proven spark-ignited, stoichiometric cooled exhaust gas recirculation (SEGR) technology. The engine will run on compressed natural gas (CNG); however, the natural gas may be stored on the vehicle in liquefied natural gas (LNG) state or as CNG.

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live.

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2012 Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports

Once again, the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid wins the laurels for having the highest EPA gas-mileage rating of any gasoline car sold in the U.S. With the expansion of the Prius line into new models for 2012, the classic Prius It's rated at a combined 50 mpg, made up of 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway--and most owners say that 50 mpg is a realistic number.

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Green Car Reports

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been the vehicle of choice for customers wanting more than a little fun in their daily driving, without spending huge amounts of money on gas. Sure, there are faster sports cars out there, and there may even be better looking ones depending on your tastes. But very few match the Miata's blend of fun and

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ExxonMobil plans five-year investment of $185B to develop new energy supplies; 21 major oil and gas projects to begin production between 2012 and 2014

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Demand for electricity will make natural gas the fastest growing major energy source and oil and natural gas are expected to meet 60% of energy needs over the next three decades. A total of 21 major oil and gas projects will begin production between 2012 and 2014. In 2012 and 2013, the company expects to start up nine major projects and anticipates adding more than 1 million net oil-equivalent barrels per day by 2016.

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Pike Research forecasts 14% and 19% CAGR worldwide for natural gas trucks and buses

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Pike Research expects the global market for natural gas (NG) trucks to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 111,319 sales in 2019. Although NG trucks typically run on compressed natural gas (CNG) because their tanks weigh less and are less costly than those for liquefied natural gas (LNG), LNG trucks are increasingly used as longer range vehicles (400 miles or more compared to 150 to 300 miles for.

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Kenguru NEV for Wheelchairs

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's more convenient and easier to use than its gas-guzzling counterpart, and it's a quarter of the price The Kenguru NEV is pretty much the PERFECT around-town vehicle for wheelchair users.

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