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Honda Civic Natural Gas

  • 2008 Honda Civic GX, photographed by owner Duncan Chalmers, Seattle

    Let's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly ends, and you can no longer fill up your car? That's just what happened to Duncan Chalmers of Seattle, who can no longer conveniently get natural gas to fill up his 2008 Honda Civic GX. DON'T MISS: RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars Chalmers wrote us in October, when all three of the public natural-gas fueling stations within 25 miles of his house had closed or announced they would soon do so...

  • Service technician working on Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at dealership
    How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

    Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's fluids daily or weekly, and many new-car owners will never once open the hood. Reliability data shows that some of them...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

    Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda executive...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

    Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily. Wait...are we missing a green-car technology? As an article in The Los Angeles Times points out, natural-gas powered...

  • 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Californians: Buy Honda Civic Natural Gas, Get $1,000 Off--But, Hurry

    Do you live in California? Have you been mulling over the purchase of a natural-gas vehicle? If so, Honda wants you to know that its 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas model is eligible for an immediate $1,000 purchase credit--but you'll need to act swiftly. DON'T MISS: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas...

  • 2014 Honda Civic
    Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is...

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

    California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean beach to 11,000-foot-high ski slope--demonstrates its remarkable diversity. While the Toyota Prius is the single most popular car line sold in California, there's a variation on that title: most popular car line sold to retail buyers. That turns out to be the Honda Civic compact sedan and coupe...

  • 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid
    2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

    The Honda Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas get a few changes for the 2014 model year.

  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
    2014 Chevrolet Cruze: Gasoline, Diesel, Now Natural Gas (Bi-Fuel Conversion)

    Cruze buyers will soon be able to choose from three fuels, but one of them requires an aftermarket conversion.

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Do Electric And Natural-Gas Cars Compete Against Each Other?

    We've been thinking a lot about natural-gas fueled vehicles, for reasons that will become clear in due course. Writing about green cars can occasionally be awkward, because there are different audiences for diesels versus hybrids, for plug-in electric cars, and for other types of alternative fuels...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011
    Buy A 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, Get A $3,000 Fuel Card

    If you've been considering the purchase of a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, now might be the time to sign on the dotted line. Honda, in conjunction with Clean Energy, is offering a $3,000 fuel card for the purchase of natural gas at any of Clean Energy's natural gas filling stations. When natural...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012
    Why Low, Zero Emission Automakers Win With New Gas Mileage Rules

    On Tuesday this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced new gas mileage targets that will require the average fuel economy of all new cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S. to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. We’ve already covered what the new...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011

    A government-funded laboratory that helped pioneer the battery technology behind many electric vehicles, including the Chevy Volt, has recently begun to focus on developing technologies to improve natural gas-powered vehicles, in anticipation of government and industry soon seeking to bring consumer-friendly natural gas cars to market. “Our conclusion is that natural gas as a transportation fuel has both adequate abundance and cost advantages that make a strong case to focus interest in the technology as a real game changer in US energy security,” said Mike Duoba, an engineer at...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011
    Truck Stop Natural Gas May Spur On Alt-Fuel Car Adoption

    Natural gas has forever been a "nearly" fuel. While offering several advantages over gasoline or diesel, such as low cost of refueling, HOV-lane stickers in California and cleaner running, the disadvantages are even greater. One of those has been the availability of natural gas, limiting its...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, El Segundo, CA, Nov 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: First Drive

    Honda has been the only carmaker to offer a natural-gas powered passenger car, and they've done it quietly in a handful of states for more than a decade. But with the arrival of an all-new Civic this year, the company will make the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas available through selected dealers...

  • 2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010
    It's A Gas: Ecofriendly LLC Develops Home Natural Gas Pump

    Natural gas vehicles aren't particularly common on U.S. roads, and with relatively cheap and plentiful gasoline, it's fairly clear why. Pumps are few and far between and only the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas gives private buyers an option over gasoline or diesel. If you had the chance to fill at...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Natural Gas Vehicles Expected To Expand Share, Outside U.S.

    Which alternate vehicle or fuel do you know least about? You've almost surely heard about hybrids. You may have seen ethanol, even biodiesel, debated in the news. And if you read this site, you're likely to know that cars that plug into grid power to recharge their battery packs are now on sale...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedan Priced At $26,905, Cleanest Combustion Car Sold

    Honda released the bulk of its 2012 Civic range this spring, but one model lagged behind: the Civic Natural Gas, the all-new version of what had been called the Civic GX. As the new name indicates, the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas runs solely on compressed natural gas. It's the only natural-gas...

  • 2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

    Michigan is working to increase the number of publicly-available refueling stations for owners of compressed natural gas vehicles.

  • 2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010
    First A Diesel, Now GM To Work On Natural-Gas Cars For U.S. (Report)

    General Motors makes a lot of vehicles globally. And despite all the publicity around its 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, most of them run on gasoline. Now, GM has agreed to develop natural-gas engines for light-duty vehicles (that means cars and crossovers bought by retail customers) with...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas model at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: Video Of Alternative-Fuel Car

    OK, so gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, and dispensing with gasoline altogether is getting more and more attractive. But for whatever reasons, plug-in cars aren't for you. Maybe it's the limited range of battery electric vehicles, maybe it's the $41,000 cost before incentives of the 2011...

  • 2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic: Video Rundown Of The Complete 5-Car Lineup

    Even in the sixth year of its life, the old 2011 Honda Civic frequently topped the chart in retail sales--meaning individual buyers--in the compact car segment. Now, there's a new 2012 Honda Civic lineup, launched to the world at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago. The version with the highest...

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