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I had never realised you could have your own home CNG kit. Anyway Honda declare/create a bankruptcy to avoid paying workers ...nice people.

Amidst charges that embattled American Honda is systematically suppressing its compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle program, the company has suddenly fueled that impression by throwing into bankruptcy its wholly-owned CNG refueling company, Fuelmaker. Toronto-based Fuelmaker was arguably the lynchpin of CNG’s future as a bridge solution to alternative fuel. The firm manufactured and distributed the essential refueling appliance that allowed home-based and fleet refueling of CNG vehicles, including the Honda Civic GX, heralded as the “greenest car in America.”

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2009/04/06/455943.html

you have to scroll a way way down a blank page to find the story.

Of course Honda seem to be working on kicking themselves in the goolies[balls] what with ditching F1 racing just before the team carries on and wins the first two Grand Prix of the season. Nice going. There also perhaps worse in that Mercedes now provides the engines which drive the successful car.

Button, the winning driver, is reputed to have said that the Mercedes powered car drives faster in reverse than the Honda engined car could go forwards. Rather a blow for a company which has made great play of its engine prowess.

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Button, the winning driver, is reputed to have said that the Mercedes powered car drives faster in reverse than the Honda engined car could go forwards. Rather a blow for a company which has made great play of its engine prowess.

Daimler-Benz has always had a knack for turning out interesting engines when they put their minds to it. If you haven't already done so, you might take a look at the engine in the W196 of 1954-55. Of course, it cost the GNP of a number of smaller nations, but that sucker could go.

Michael

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