The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas goes on sale this month and expands sales to dealers across 35 states.
To support the growth and demand of alternative fuel vehicles, Honda is expanding its retail availability from four states including California, New York, Utah and Oklahoma to offer at 200 dealers across 35 states. Formerly known as the Civic GX, the Honda Civic Natural Gas is the only dedicated natural gas-powered vehicle manufactured and sold in the U.S. Its retail price starts at $26,155.
Fueling the natural gas-powered vehicle will cost an estimated 30 percent less than gasoline, and it produces no smog-forming emissions into the atmosphere. Natural gas emits 25 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than gasoline when used to power an internal combustion engine.
The new model is also an improvement over the Civic GX, achieving a 10.7 percent improvement in combined fuel economy and range. It features a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with a database of available compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations throughout the U.S.
The Civic Natural Gas earned the top recognition of America’s greenest vehicle by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The ACEEE ranking system is based on fuel economy, health-related pollution impacts and overall environmental performance, compiling a list of the 12 greenest and the 12 meanest vehicles.
“The highest level of recognition from ACEEE further illustrates Honda’s long standing commitment to developing vehicles that feature both outstanding fuel economy and low emissions,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “Honda is honored to have its vehicles recognized as among the ‘greenest’ by an organization dedicated exclusively to environmental efficiency and sustainability.”