Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. For any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact your Civic Natural Gas dealer.
Q: The Civic Natural Gas is a dedicated natural-gas vehicle. What does that mean?
A: A dedicated natural-gas vehicle, like the Civic Natural Gas, runs exclusively on clean-burning natural gas. This guarantees 100% alternative-fuel use. Some other natural-gas vehicles use a "bi-fuel" system that doesn't offer the same economic and low-emissions benefits that a dedicated system offers. A bi-fuel vehicle has two different fuel tanks—one containing traditional gasoline, and the other utilizing an alternative fuel such as natural gas.
Q: How clean are the emissions of the engine in the Civic Natural Gas?
A: The Civic Natural Gas is classified as an AT-PZEV vehicle. In fact, the Civic Natural Gas is the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle tested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Q: How much does the 2012 Civic Natural Gas cost?
The Civic Natural Gas has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $26,305, but may cost you less. That's because the Civic Natural Gas qualifies for incentives based on the fact that it is environmentally responsible and lessens the nation's dependence on foreign oil. The Civic Natural Gas may qualify for a tax credit for eligible buyers (please consult your tax advisor for details). In addition, the Civic Natural Gas may qualify for non-monetary incentives such as allowing you to drive in the carpool lane (the High Occupancy Vehicle [HOV] lane) even if there is only one person in the car.
Q: Where can I learn more about natural-gas initiatives for U.S. auto manufacturers?
Q: Where can I refuel?
Public refueling stations can be found throughout the country. You can use this link
to locate one nearest you. The available Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System on the Civic Natural Gas will also point you to your closest CNG refueling locations.
Q: Can I refuel at home?
A: Because of moisture and other contaminants inherent in some natural gas supplies, and the inability of some home refueling systems to adequately dry the gas and remove contaminants, Honda does not currently recommend home refueling at this time.
Q: Does the Honda warranty cover issues arising from the use of sub-standard gas or Home Refueling?
A: If your vehicle needs repair and after being examined by an authorized Honda Civic Natural Gas automobile dealer, is found to have contamination in the fuel system or damage to fuel system as a result of using sub-standard natural gas, your warranty claim for repairs may be denied.