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Honda gets boost from fuel-economy rule it disliked

The Seattle Times -- Honda is the only automaker selling compressed natural gas-powered cars to U.S. drivers and will be able to use the credits to meet the new fuel-economy standards released Tuesday by the Obama administration.

By Angela Greiling Keane

Bloomberg News

Honda, which last year complained that a proposed fuel-economy rule was unfair to non-U.S. automakers, got a boost when the final version added extra credits for sellers of natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Honda is the only automaker selling compressed natural-gas-powered cars to U.S. drivers and will be able to use the credits to meet the fuel-economy standards.

It's one of the few changes made to a rule for 2017 to 2025 that was proposed in November 2011 and released in final form by President Obama's administration on Tuesday.



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thank you for posting, aservant. It's good to read positive articles from not-so-unknown sources.
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Good article...thanks for posting!
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Thank you for posting.
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Sounds like a good thing...
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Hmmm - procrastation pays off now!
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Okay. How much spce is the cars losing for equipment?
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CNG NOT BAD!!!!
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Who rides in the trunk???
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2017 to 2025...what a joke. At least one manufacturer is forward thinking. Good for you Honda.
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Ok
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Just more waste of tax payer money.
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Hondas are great!
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The CNG Civic has no trunk room after they but the large tank in.
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more BS
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ok
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We need more CNG vehicles.
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I think that good.
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Okay!
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bunch of bs there are cars that get 60-80 mpg and there not allowed here text deleted
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Really
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ok.
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November can't come soon enough!
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More government!
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Good for fleet cars like rentals and governments...
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if the rule is UNFAIR, why would they benefit from it ?
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Build more cars that run on CNG.
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I'd consider the source of this one.
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Read It!!
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good!
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okey dokey
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sure
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innovations seem to have paid off for honda
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All we need are more dang confusing rules...
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Well I see Clermont is still the usual TeaBagger.
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Good move. Now maybe more automakers will start selling CNG powered vehicles.
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Honda is the best
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break, break,...
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Crazy-quilt regulation.

Get government out of our private business.

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Oops.
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whatever...
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extra credits for sellers of natural-gas-powered vehicles. There go home heating costs up and up.

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CNG is the way to go....
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gm stinks
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dhan Quick
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OK
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