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Monday, May 13, 2013

High Fuel Prices Drive Up Demand For Natural Gas Cars

Honda Civic Natural Gas badge. (Honda)

Honda Civic Natural Gas badge. (Honda)

More drivers are turning to natural gas vehicles because the fuel is half as expensive as gasoline is at the pumps right now.

There aren’t too many natural gas models out there and there are only about 500 public fueling stations around the country. But drivers can convert their existing cars to take natural gas fuel and they can set up fueling stations at home.

What are these cars like to drive and own?

Would you consider buying a natural gas-powered car – or converting your current car? Tell us on Facebook or in the comments.

Guests:

  • Bradley Olson, energy reporter for Bloomberg News. He tweets @bradnews.
  • Irma Vargas, Los Angeles realtor who drives a natural gas car and provides them for her employees.

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