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Pickup-Truck Brands Join Honda Civic on Natural Gas Path

Brand Channel -- Since we're becoming awash in natural gas these days, it's too bad Americans can't use more of it to fuel our automobiles. But that situation is changing relatively quickly.

By year-end, reports Automotive News, a handful of heavy-duty pickup trucks will join the Honda Civic as the only compressed-natural-gas (CNG) vehicles being sold by U.S. dealers to retail buyers. The Ram 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and GMC Sierra 2500 each will be available with dual-mode engines that switch between natural gas and gasoline depending on conditions.

They're priced much higher than conventionally powered models, as you might expect. The Silverado CNG version will carry a sticker price of more than $43,000, or about $11,000 more than a base Silverado, Auto News reports.

Expect the move to CNG-power


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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 6:03:14 AM

if they would make affordable hybrid CNG/gasoline hybrid I would get one.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:51:14 AM

Once again the price makes purchasing this prohibitive.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:29:48 AM

Pickup-Truck Brands Join Honda Civic on Natural Gas Path. It's Not worth it to spend $11,000 more for a CNG option Pickup-Truck vehicle. An after market vehicle upgrade will be much cheaper for a Pickup-Truck CNG conversion. As more and more vehicles are built to use natural gas OR converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price will go up, just like the morning sun. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for all fuel prices is always up and up more! It does Not matter if you have to heat your house with it either, higher natural gas prices coming. An article on here said that less natural gas is being produced because there is NO profit to keep drilling and producing natural gas.
Less CNG Supply, Higher NatGas prices coming!
Big Oil and Big Gas exports fuel and natural gas to other countries that will pay more for it, much more than here. That Canadian pipeline will export that refined crude oil (fuel) and natural gas by way of the refineries on the Gulf Coast. There will be NO price reduction or cheaper prices for fuel or natural gas IN the US, so it does NOT matter how much crude oil or natural gas is produced.
Honda has a CNG vehicle on the market for quite a while now – Honda Civic GX. Get a refill kit for the home natural gas pipeline and fill it up there. If you are traveling, know where your refill stations are and plan according. There are many online sites that have CNG refill stations located across the US for people that have to refill their CNG vehicles. Plan your trip with those stations on the route.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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da_bears22
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:15:19 PM

Why such a large price difference?
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:17:17 PM

So where is the incentive to purchase this?
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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:15:08 PM

Last week's article about CNG vehicles this was quite similar but it mentioned that a $11K vehicle modification was required. I don't see that here. It looks lke the Silverado CNG version includes that in the price.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:13:12 PM

chevy had ng option available years ago.
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naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:10:53 PM

I'm waiting with great anticipation the demise of the truck
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:06:30 PM

not all want pick ups
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Math6149
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:04:40 PM

Go natural gas.
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LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:04:26 PM


It's all natural!
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:04:19 PM

NG is the future.
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:04:16 PM

Before they can have CNG cars and trucks they need recharging stations.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:02:10 PM

Hummm.............
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cupboy
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:00:46 PM

$43000 for a pickup..??

I'm sure if the name Lincoln was on it they'd buy 'em. Silverado, not so sure.
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:00:04 PM

Good for fleet usage.
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Nicitok
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:57:05 PM

How many years will it take to get the $11,000 back. This will be based on mileage, mpg, higher cost of CNG servicing?
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farn1958
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:56:04 PM

watch what happens to your heating bill.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:55:39 PM

5,000 is a lot
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MacDad614
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:52:17 PM

The guy who serviced my HVAC 30 years ago drove a truck that had the ability to switch from CNG to gasoline at the flip of a switch. I believe it cost him a lot less than $5,000 to do the conversion.
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ajrn
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:51:32 PM

$43000 for a pickup..??

Still can't wrap my head around that..
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:51:29 PM

Way too expensive.
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:50:34 PM

Good choice for Dodge and GM.
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TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:48:24 PM

What is the pay back mileage on the $11,000?
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naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:48:03 PM

Great. The higher price will make people prefer these engines especially during these economic times. Great timing indeed.
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:47:57 PM

Going to be hard to break even on $11,000.
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SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:42:21 PM

Prices still too high!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:42:11 PM

Govt. Motors, eh?
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:39:48 PM

hope it works this time...
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:37:08 PM

Cool!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:37:00 PM

making progress
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mlmeng
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:35:45 PM

"Since we're becoming awash in natural gas these days, it's too bad Americans can't use more of it to fuel our automobiles."

Amen.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:32:03 PM

Guess we will just have to wait and see what happens.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:31:42 PM

CNG is the way to go in the short run. EVs just aren't ready.
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Too late for my Honda Fit?
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:28:17 PM

OK
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kbierley
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:25:49 PM

Honda Civic?
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:25:37 PM

"GOOD IDEA"
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:21:52 PM

Old posting!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:19:30 PM

good idea
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:19:06 PM

I like the idea of NG vehicles, but my wallet fears a doubling of home heating bills in the near future.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:18:12 PM

That's good news...
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:17:53 PM

We need to use more natural gas
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:14:09 PM

We can save gas even in trucks.. yahoo.............
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:13:28 PM

Sounds like too much more than a base price vehicle, but still cheaper than an electric vehicle.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:11:47 PM

okay
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Hmmmm... Sounds like more explosive accidents waiting to happen...
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bigdipperMS
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:10:45 PM

CNG powered trucks will be the norm in the not too future.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:08:42 PM

great... now can we drill more
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As aways it's what it cost?
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