We hear lots about hybrid cars and several manufacturers are making them, but what about natural gas? That's the cleanest fuel, and bought commercially it would be just over $2/gallon or fueled in your garage would be just over $1/gallon, according to an article today in USA Today. Only Honda is currently making a natural gas fueled car that's commercially available.
Back in the 80s when we were producing natural gas in Tennessee, and there was an oil shortage, we were selling natural gas so that school districts could run their school buses on natural gas. Companies like Tenneco used natural gas pickup trucks. They were fuel efficient!
True, you can only get about 200 miles to a tank, and true there are a very small number of "natural gas stations" to refuel - but there could be lots. Natural gas pipelines crisscross the country now. It's all about demand.
In California, you get to use the commuter fast lanes with a natural gas fueled cars - and unlike the hybrids, the allocation hasn't been used up.
Just think - less repairs, less cost, less environmental damage - guess too many companies are making too much money to promote natural gas for fuel in your car.
What say you, janeAnne?
Sharon Simms, Real Estate Agent selling homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gulf Beaches and the Tampa Bay area.