Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural Gas Vehicles and the Environment
Utilizing cars that run on efficient, alternative fuels is a way to lower your carbon footprint and ensure a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cars that run on natural gas can reduce smog-producing gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides by more than 90 percent and 60 percent, respectively. The U.S. Department of Energy also says that natural gas cars help decrease greenhouse emissions by 30 percent to 40 percent.
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The Honda Civic GX NGV
The Honda Civic GX NGV is a great example of the rapid growth and powerful evolution in green thinking and technology. The Civic GX runs entirely on clean-burning natural gas and gets the equivalent of 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Howdy Honda has made the natural gas powered Honda Civic GX available to customers in the Austin area.
Apply for the Honda Civic GX rebate program.
Awards for the Honda Civic GX NGV
- The Environmental Protection Agency named the Civic GX the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle on Earth.
- The California Air Resources Board gave the Civic GX an Advanced Technology – Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle emissions rating.
- The Civic GX hasbeen named "America's Greenest Car" by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy numerous times.
- The Civic GX was also awarded "Top Safety Pick – Gold” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In addition to its environmental advantages, the Civic GX can also save you money on fuel costs. The Texas Gas Service Conservation Program offers between $2,000 and $3,000 for the purchase of a new natural gas vehicle, including commercial vehicles.
The Conservation Program offers rebates of $3,000 for vehicles converted to natural gas by a certified technician. Click here for more information and to see if your converted vehicle qualifies.
The Conservation Program also offers rebates on home or commercial natural gas vehicle refueling devices. These appliances tap into the natural gas line at your home or business, connect to your natural gas vehicle and fill the car overnight, automatically shutting off when the tank is full.
To learn more about the Conservation Program’s natural gas vehicle rebates, click here.
Federal tax credits are available for certain CNG fueling applications through December 31, 2013. Learn more about Federal tax incentives here: