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Sure you could convert an insight to natural gas :wink: ........ I had two Hondas converted to NGV about 15 years ago. At that time in Quebec (Canada) the government was supplementing conversions and the net cost was about 200 dollars. The system used a simple venturi supply system. I could switch at will from NG to Gasoline while driving. My Prelude went about 90 miles on a fill up before I had to switch back to gasoline. 8)

Unfortunately the 3200 PSI mother of all scuba tanks, weighed about 115 pounds, and with the rest of the equipment added about 170 pounds to the weight of the vehicle. Saves on coffee though. An ‘O' ring seal letting go first thing in the morning really gets the adrenaline going. :shock:
 

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If Honda designed it using carbon fiber tanks like they use for hydrogen, and if they designed the NGV fuel supply system specifically for the Insight it would be outrageously clean, and would probably travel 300 miles on a fill up. I'm guessing that it would create way less greenhouse gas than a horse :roll:( Horses run 24/7.)
 

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No problem. Those systems existed when I had my NGVs. You had to be in an area serviced by natural gas. The equipment was imported from Italy where NG vehicles are relatively popular.

Insight owners dare to dream, to change, to walk the walk. We apreciate innovation and design excellence. Many others don't think like that yet. :cry: We, the visible Insightful minority, are helping to change that :D

Perhaps we need to send Governor elect Arnold Shwarzenegger an E-mail. :roll:
 

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Propane which is used in forklifts probably produces a little less CO2, but is much cleaner regarding other nasty gasses. That's why they use it indoors instead of gasoline which produces deadly CO (carbon monoxide), sulfur dioxide, and various carcinogens. Natural gas which is CH4 is 80 percent hydrogen and therefore produces 80 percent water, 20 percent CO2, some NO2 from burning the nitrogen in air, and almost nothing else . It isn't perfect but it is a big improvement. The Canadian government considers it a safer fuel than gasoline. At least that's their story. :D
 
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