In wake of California gas price spike, Honda promotes natural gas vehicles
(Honda - 10/09/2012 - Torrance, Calif.) Gasoline prices in California have jumped dramatically this month with the average price state-wide reaching $4.66 per gallon and prices over $6 per gallon reported in some places. Interest in alternatively fueled vehicles always rises when the gasoline price rises. The gasoline price spike may be a good thing for electric vehicle adoption, and some electric vehicle advocates do pray for high gasoline prices to spur EV adoption. In the midst of these high prices, Honda has proposed a different tactic. Instead of electric vehicle adoption, the company is using the occasion to promote its compressed natural gas Civic, the only CNG car on sale in North America.