The added production will support Honda’s growing network of U.S. Honda dealers qualified to provide retail sales and service support for the Civic Natural Gas, expanding from 72 Honda dealers in four states to nearly 200 dealers in 36 states, including one new Honda dealer in Indiana. The 2012 Civic Natural Gas is powered by the cleanest internal combustion engine ever certified by the U.S. EPA and is the only OEM-made natural gas vehicle available for retail purchase in America.
The Indiana-made Civic Natural Gas offers multiple user benefits, including significantly reduced operating costs compared to gasoline. In Indiana, for example, natural gas from public refueling stations currently costs on average USD 1.85 (on gasoline-gallon-equivalent basis) or roughly half the cost of gasoline. Also, public entities in Indiana -such as school corporations, municipalities, cities and townships- are eligible for USD 2,000 state-issued grant for each new alternative-fuel vehicle purchase.
Featuring new styling, enhanced performance and increased fuel economy, the redesigned 2012 Civic Natural Gas can now also be equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System featuring an exclusive database of publicly-accessible Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling stations across the United States.