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Press Release: Honda Civic Natural-Gas Car Shows a Proven Alternative

AF News Desk
04-21-2011, 09:01 AM
In a press release today via VAdvert press center, Honda is teasing it's efforts at alternative energy usage with it's compressed natural gas Civic.

According to the release,

“The Civic Natural Gas builds on the company’s 15-year legacy of offering viable, alternative fuel-powered vehicles by adding popular features and expanding its retail availability,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Inherently clean-burning natural gas has a proven track record as an extremely low-emission, domestically produced transportation fuel. The new Civic Natural Gas makes it even more convenient to tap into this desirable and abundant resource.”

The Civic Natural Gas (formerly named Civic GX) has been offered to fleet customers nationwide since the 1998 model year. Since 2005 it has also been marketed to retail customers starting in California, and then later in New York, Utah and Oklahoma. For 2012, the Civic Natural Gas is poised to broaden retail access as it becomes available nationwide1 through qualified Honda dealers.

Multiple benefits exist to using natural gas as a vehicle fuel. From a value standpoint, natural gas has historically cost about 30-percent less per gasoline-gallon-equivalent compared to gasoline when purchased at public fueling stations. As an alternative fuel vehicle with extremely low smog-forming emissions, the Civic Natural Gas currently qualifies for a state-issued decal allowing single-occupant access to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) “carpool” lanes in California and several other states.

The release also details the added features that will be unique to the vehicle.

Check out the rest of the release here (


It sounds interesting, but considering how untested these waters are, how successful do you expect this to be? Would you buy a car like this?

Let us know!


04-22-2011, 08:19 AM
New Zealand has been running CNG and LPG in vehicles since the 70s
CNG in the north island LPG all over

04-22-2011, 10:20 AM
I'm growing more wary of the use/recovery of Natural Gas as Fracking is a NAUGHTY way of releasing Natural Gas and it's gaining popularity despite health and safety hazards...

While it surely is cleaner than oil, if recovery methods don't improve, we'll still be SOL.

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