2012 Honda CNG to 38 States

The term "natural gas" not only seems to mean something different to almost everyone, but it is also used to power several different types of machinery and even factories. But, what about natural gas powered vehicles? Surprisingly, the technology has been around for several years, and Honda continues to offer their Honda Civic models with a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) option at dealers, including Barber Honda - 4500 Wible Road in Bakersfield, California.

The cost of the 2012 Civic Natural Gas option was recently publicized. With a base MSRP of just over $26,000 the car will hit over 200 dealership showroom floors in 38 states across the United States as well as Canada.

Wondering what exactly the benefits to driving a Natural Gas Vehicle are? Well to start, the cost. Natural Gas costs roughly 30% less than gasoline.  Natural Gas also creates barely any smog-forming emissions. And, maybe the best benefit of all, the Civic CNG has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city and 38 mph highway for a 31 mpg average fuel economy. In several states, including California, CNG cars are permitted to drive in the carpool lanes, In some states, including California, CNG vehicles can travel in carpool lanes, despite the number of passengers in the vehicle.

The Civic CNG is equipped with a tailored version of the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the same engine found under the hood of regular Civic models, matted to a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Japanese business magazine Nikkei states, "the decision to sell the natural gas Civic throughout the United States is in response to increased interest in green cars and fuel efficient cars."1

Source: 1http://www.inautonews.com/2012-honda-civic-natural-gas-price-26155

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