Ken wrote:"Please tell me where I may find info about natural gas conversion kits for automobiles. Who and where are they located? What is the approximate cost for a vehicle? Thank you ..."
Good question. Since most manufacturers offer choices only for fleets, and the Honda Civic GX is the only available production car in the United States, a conversion will give you more vehicle choices--and we are actually working on a series of articles on conversions that will help to answer your questions. In the meantime, we'll direct you to the websites of several companies that do CNG (compressed natural gas) conversions. And as you probably know, using CNG is an efficient fueling option that gives you the flexibility to fill up right in your own garage as well. As far as cost, it can range anywhere from one to several thousand dollars, depending on the vehicle you choose to convert.
This resource locator has links to different conversion companies across the U.S. and Canada. And here are some photos of Phill, the home refueling appliance, as well as the homepage for FuelMaker, the manufacturer of Phill.
Thanks for writing--and please stay in touch. Let us know if you do decide to do a conversion, and we'd love a photo or email that we could share with our readers when you do decide!