Buy a 2012 Honda Civic CNG, Get $3000 in Free Gas

By Jason Davis | October 09, 2012
Due to the current cost of gasoline, sales of compact and economical cars are booming. No stranger to the sales boom is Honda’s venerable Civic, a perennial contender to the sales crown due to Honda’s record of reliability and fuel economy. But there’s a Civic twin that fewer people are aware of, the Civic CNG, or Compressed Natural Gas. The Civic CNG, also, is selling well—up 22-percent since its 2011 introduction—but to make room for 2013 models, Honda is offering a sweet perk to close out its 2012 Civic CNG inventory: a $3000 fuel card. This is in addition to qualifying for California’s single-occupant HOV lane sticker, the golden ticket for SoCal commuters. "With gas prices spiking in California, Civic Natural Gas vehicles sales at an all time high, and the public gaining greater awareness of the benefits of using natural gas, we believe this a great time to launch our fuel card promotion with our partner Clean Energy." said Steve Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office.
Honda notes that the 2012 Civic CNG has many benefits. Aside from very good fuel economy rating of 31 mpg mixed, the Civic CNG can cover about 200 miles on one tank, where the gasoline equivalent for CNG is $2.05 per gallon; Honda also says that 98-percent of America’s CNG is domestically produced, and that the Civic CNG is manufactured in America with American and globally-sourced parts. And, for what it’s worth, Honda claims that the 2012 Civic CNG is the only OEM-produced natural gas-powered passenger car for sale in the US. "For the average driver, the $3000 Clean Energy fuel card provided by Honda will translate into two to three years of not paying for fuel,” said Peter Grace, senior vice president sales for Clean Energy. “The significant cost savings, positive environmental benefits and access to car pool lanes will make new Civic Natural Gas Vehicle owners the envy of on the road." Source: Honda