| Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Car Earns Top Spot |
February 12, 2009
Civic GX tops list for sixth consecutive year
Torrance, Ca - Recognizing Honda’s dedication to fuel-efficient and alternative fuel technologies, three
Honda vehicles earned recognition from the American Council for an
Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) as the “greenest vehicles of 2009” with
the Civic GX natural gas car taking the title of the greenest vehicle for
the sixth consecutive year. In the 12th annual ACEEE’s “Green Book®
Online” ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles (available at
www.greenercars.org), the natural gas-powered Civic GX ranked first with
the gasoline Fit and Civic Hybrid joining the list of the 12 most
environment-friendly vehicles available to the public. This is the ninth
year in a row that a Honda vehicle received the number one ranking.
“Honda is proud to receive this recognition from ACEEE and will continue
to look for new ways to reduce our environmental impact,” said Dan
Bonawitz, executive vice president of American Honda. "As part of our
philosophy to be a company that society wants to exist, Honda is deeply
committed to developing a wide range of both fuel-efficient and
alternative fuel vehicles available to the public.”
Using a singular measure that incorporates fuel economy, health-related
pollution impacts and global warming emissions, all vehicles are analyzed
and given a "Green Score.” This score is used in ACEEE’s ranking system,
resulting in a ranking of each vehicle’s total environmental performance,
including a list of the 12 "greenest" and 12 "meanest" vehicles. The Civic
GX, first introduced in 1998, is the cleanest internal combustion vehicle
certified by the EPA*, and is 90% cleaner than the average
gasoline-powered car on the road today.
Honda has a long history of environmental leadership including the
introduction of America’s first hybrid, the Honda Insight, delivery of the
first fuel cell vehicle in the U.S., and the first vehicles to meet
stricter emissions standards, including:
The first gasoline Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV), the 1996 Honda Civic.
The first gasoline Ultra-Low Emissions vehicle (ULEV), the 1998 Honda
The first gasoline Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV), the 2000
The first Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV),
the 2001 Civic GX natural gas vehicle.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of
promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.
*EPA Tier-2, Bin-2 and ILEV certification as of May 2008
For more information or downloadable high-resolution images of Honda award
winners and other Honda vehicles, please visit www.hondanews.com. Consumer
information is available at www.honda.com.