One of the many highlights of this week’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Washington was been the unveiling of the model-year 2013 Civic Natural Gas – the only dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) passenger vehicle offered by an OEM in the North American market.
Eric Rosenberg, assistant manager of Civic Natural Gas national sales and marketing, describes the vehicle as essentially the same as its predecessor but with styling changes to increase appeal for the private vehicle market.
The Honda is powered by an in-line 4 cylinder engine developing 110 hp at 6500 rpm and torque of 106 lb-ft@4300 rpm. With a CARB emissions rating of AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) and 5-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle has fuel economy ratings of 27/38/31 miles per GGE for city/highway/combined respectively.
(Source: Honda USA)