FuelMaker Corp., owned by American Honda and maker of the Phill CNG home refueling device (earlier post), entered receivership on 2 April and ceased operations on 3 April. As late as this January, Honda was citing its work with the Civic GX natural gas vehicle and FuelMaker as one example of “Environmentally Responsible Mobility”.
American Honda has yet to comment on the bankruptcy or any implications of that for its plans for natural gas vehicles in the US.
Last year, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. was in negotiations with American Honda for the acquisition of FuelMaker Corporation. (Earlier post.) In October, Honda and Clean Energy mutually agreed to terminate the purchase agreement in accordance with its terms.