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  • We recently nominated DC for the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition’s Achievement Award for their commitment to using natural gas vehicles. After ordering 15 more GX two weeks ago, DC now operates 61 GX within their parking enforcement and pool fleets. The cars have exceeded their expectations. Drivers love them and mechanics rarely see them. The program has been so successful that the Mayor refers to it in speeches around the City.
  • You can’t talk about natural gas vehicles without mentioning natural gas fueling solutions. North American based, Fuelmaker, provides a variety of products designed to meet your fleets refueling needs. From their small, time-fill FMQ-2 to their fast-fill capable FMQ-8, Fuelmaker can provide a economical, safe, and easily installed vehicle refueling system.
  • A third step is to link the adjacent regions. Accessible stations along major highways will promote vehicle utility and greater use, and help educate the public. Note, early user/customer input will be key to the siting of some of these stations. A practical progression of stations will support early customers, form a network, and fit a visionary framework. The bottom-up approach helps assure useful station investments are made, and that learnings are incorporated as part of the process.
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    1. 1. Good Better Best Ultimate Kelli Kammerer American Honda Motor Company, Inc. ASPO-USA Denver World Oil Conference November 11, 2005
    2. 2. <ul><li>As a nation, we currently import approximately 60% of our oil requirement </li></ul><ul><li>The United States with 5% of the world’s population consumes 25% of the world’s oil production </li></ul><ul><li>The United States has only 3% of the World’s oil reserves </li></ul><ul><li>The United States is importing 10 million barrels of oil each day. At a cost of $60.00/barrel, we are spending $600 million/day for foreign oil </li></ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of our oil requirement is consumed in the transportation sector </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 80% of the pollution in urban areas is attributed to mobile source emissions </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Has a great history of building efficient engines </li></ul><ul><li>Boasts the highest mile/gallon fleet offering </li></ul><ul><li>Is the first manufacturer to bring Hybrid vehicles to the U.S. market </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the Honda Civic GX dedicated natural gas vehicle as diversification to petroleum fuel and as a pathway to Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>A leader in development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles and fueling capabilities </li></ul>HONDA
    4. 5. Better <ul><li>Honda Accord Hybrid with fuel economy ratings of 29 City/37 Highway* </li></ul><ul><li>*Based on EPA mileage rating </li></ul>
    5. 6. Better <ul><li>All new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid with fuel economy of 49 City/51 Highway mpg* </li></ul><ul><li>*Based on EPA mileage rating </li></ul>
    6. 7. Better <ul><li>Honda Insight Hybrid with fuel economy up to 66 mpg* </li></ul><ul><li>*Based on EPA mileage rating </li></ul>
    7. 8. Better <ul><li>Fueling: Unleaded gasoline </li></ul><ul><li>Station Locations: In abundant supply </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrids are a part of the solution </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>If all US light duty vehicle drivers switched to hybrids now; how much would our dependence on foreign oil decrease in 2020? </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>If all US light duty vehicle drivers switched to hybrids now; how much would our dependence on foreign oil decrease in 2020? </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is ZERO </li></ul>
    10. 11. Best <ul><li>The Civic GX operates on clean, domestically produced CNG </li></ul><ul><li>The Civic GX offers total petroleum displacement </li></ul><ul><li>CNG is a safer fuel than gasoline </li></ul><ul><li>The Civic GX meets EPAct Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>CNG is the Apprentice to Hydrogen! </li></ul>
    11. 12. Not surprising the GX is the “Greenest” vehicle available! <ul><li>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Amidst excitement over new advanced technology vehicles entering the market and worries about sustained high gas prices, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today announced this year's &quot;greenest&quot; and &quot;meanest&quot; vehicles, along with the environmental scorings of all model year 2005 cars and passenger trucks. The vehicle scores are part of ACEEE's Green Book® Online , the eighth annual edition of ACEEE's environmental guide to cars and trucks, available online at GreenerCars.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining the distinction as the greenest vehicle of the year is Honda's natural gas-powered Civic GX. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Honda Civic GX Test Results 0 20 40 60 80 100 Mileage (x 1000 miles) NMOG Standard (g/mile) Civic GX emissions 0.004 (1/10 ULEV) ULEV Standard 0.040 to 50,000 miles 0.055 after 50,000 miles NMOG CO NOx ULEV 0.400 1.70 0.200 1/10 ULEV 0.004 0.17 0.020 Civic GX 0.003 0.11 0.017 Values shown in grams/mile 0.00 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.02 0.01 0.06
    13. 14. To put this into perspective… <ul><li>The exhaust from the Honda Civic GX is often cleaner than the outside air you are breathing. </li></ul><ul><li>One cup of gasoline spilt is more polluting to our environment than the exhaust from driving a Honda Civic GX 100,000 miles </li></ul>
    14. 15. You are not compromising your safety in operating the Honda Civic GX The Honda Civic GX has been awarded a Five Star Frontal Rating for both Driver and Passenger by the NHTSA
    15. 16. The Civic was crushed to the “B” pillar behind the driver’s seat. According to the NYSDOT fleet manager, the accident investigator stated that the strength provided by compressed natural gas fuel tank probably saved the driver’s life. The Driver walked away. There was no leak or rupture of the natural gas fuel tank or system. A NYSDOT employee was driving a dedicated natural gas Honda Civic GX on a public highway in the early summer of 2002. He was struck from behind by a fully loaded gasoline tanker truck.
    16. 17. Procurement Cost of the GX <ul><li>The cost of the GX is similar to the cost of available Hybrid sedans. In Colorado, available tax credits reduce the price of the GX to just $175 over the comparable gas Civic. In just six months, you will save enough in fuel costs to offset the difference completely. Not to mention the valuable time you will save traveling the HOV lane with a single occupant. </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit: http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/vbg/fleets/state_incentive.html </li></ul><ul><li>for a brief description of incentives available in your area. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Best Parking Enforcement US Customs Federal Fleets Local Government
    18. 19. Driver Training Honda Civic GX Sedans These two vehicles coupled with an on-site FuelMaker allow the students to have hands on training in an alternative fueled vehicle (both driving and fueling). This program at West Jordan High School in West Jordan, Utah will affect the driving habits of about 700 students per year. Best Driver Education
    19. 20. Colorado CNG Fueling Stations
    20. 21. FuelMaker Vehicle Refueling Appliances <ul><li>A vehicle refueling appliance (VRA) is a small economical and easily installed natural gas compressor that refuels natural gas vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>FuelMaker's full line of VRAs and accessories offer a wide range of refueling capabilities or fleets with one to over 50 natural gas vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>Modular design and installation provides flexibility to expand individual units into larger-capacity configurations - - - Fast Fill Storage and Dispensing Units too! </li></ul>
    21. 22. Small FuelMaker VRA for Small Fleets Infrastructure Designed for the Fleet Large Fast or Slow Fill Installations for Large Fleets
    22. 23. The first natural gas refueling stations now available for home garages Civic GX & Phill
    23. 24. Best <ul><li>Fueling: Compressed Natural Gas, 100% petroleum displacement </li></ul><ul><li>Station Locations: Growing with a combination of home fueling, slow fill and fast fill stations </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability: Natural gas is renewable as a non-fossil fuel in the form of Biomethane/Biogas </li></ul><ul><li>To locate existing fueling stations across the country you can visit: http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/vbg/fleets/fueling.html </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed Natural Gas is a part of the solution </li></ul>
    24. 25. Ultimate Honda Fuel Cell transportation for the future.
    25. 26. Past Deliveries City of Los Angeles = 5 City of San Francisco = 2 CA Air Quality Mgmt = 2 City of Chula Vista-S.D. = 1 State of New York = 1 City of Las Vegas = 2 Total = 13 FCX and Honda Fuel Cell Honda Home Energy Station Home Heat & Power + H 2
    26. 27. Meet the Spallinos! Jon and Sandy <ul><li>2 Cars Today </li></ul><ul><li>Civic GX </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Taurus Wagon </li></ul>
    27. 28. Mexico H 2 Infrastructure Evolution Fleet Customer H 2 Support Regional Network of H 2 Stations Future Phase H 2 Highway Links Link regions as demand & utility is demonstrated H 2 Highway Vision H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2 H 2
    28. 29. ・ Construction of fuel infrastructure ・ Establish legislation and standards       + New value from Fuel Cell ・ Durability ・ Environmental Adaptability ・ Driving range ・ Cost <ul><li>・ Drivability & Response </li></ul><ul><li>・ Silent </li></ul><ul><li>・ Clean </li></ul><ul><li>・ Spacious </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>Complete Vehicle: Attractive Commercial Characteristics: Challenges and Opportunities for Widespread FCV Use Hydrogen gas for FCX Electricity Hot water
    29. 30. Ultimate <ul><li>Fueling: Hydrogen </li></ul><ul><li>Station Locations: 14 Stations in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen fuel cell will likely be a big part of our solution in the future 15 to 20 years from now </li></ul>
    30. 32. American Honda Motor Company <ul><li>Kelli Kammerer </li></ul><ul><li>AFV Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>801-554-9788 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    31. 33. Recommended Websites <ul><li>www.civicgx.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.fuelmaker.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/ </li></ul>