Utah drivers have taken notice of the bargain, as "personal ownership of natural gas-fueled vehicles in Utah soared from practically nothing a few years ago to an estimated 5,000 vehicles today." And with good reason. "Buyers of new and some used and converted vehicles can claim their own federal and state tax credits totaling up to $7,000 — nearly the extra cost of a CNG-fueled vehicle." However, while natural gas can be derived from anaerobic digesters or landfills, in Utah they are using the fossil fuel kind which, though finite, is at least cleaner burning and less carbon-intensive than regular gasoline. But there's another problem: Honda is the only automaker to sell a natural gas vehicle in the U.S. As a result, buyers in Utah have depended on the used-car market, essentially "sucking all the used [natural gas] vehicles from around the country."
Via: ::Yahoo! News