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Honda Civic named as 2012 Green Car of the Year

by on Jan.31, 2012, under Green Cars

Green Car Journal chose the Honda Civic natural Gas as the 2012 Green Car of the Year in a ceremony held at the L.A. Auto Show.

Green Car Journal picks its 2012 Green Car of the Year at the 2011 LA Auto Show.

The Civic was commented for being a certified EPA cleanest running internal combustion vehicle while being the only assembly-lined produced natural gas passenger car model sold in the US. Ron Cogan, publisher and editor of Green Cars Journal said in a statement that Honda is the only natural gas vehicle running on the US highways and the recognition has been long overdue for the Civic natural gas model.
He also added that this new generation of Civic natural Gas has more fuel efficiency, a handsome exterior and roomy interiors and the exclusive tailpipe emission level that is still unavailable to any other internal combustion production automobiles. The Civic was chosen by its running on a clean fuel which is domestically available and cost less than regular gasoline by 30%.
The Civic is a fifth generation model and has a retail value of not more than $26,000 and was picked up as a standout among the five finalists including Ford’s Focus Electric (Fusion and Fortune 500)the Toyota Prius, Mitsubishi, and the Volkswagen Passat TDI.
Green Car Award is an annual recognition of the car model that has contributed to the Green advocacy and the utilization of technology to produce vehicles that are ecology friendly. Only cars that were newly launched or introduced or have completely undergone a redesigning technology in the past year are eligible to win the prestigious award. Chevrolet Volt as the previous winner.
In a related ceremony, the Volkswagen Passant was judged Car of the Year after a proposal for a new federal gas mileage rules as imposed for reducing independency on foreign oil and for improving fuel efficiency with an average gas mileage of 54.5 miles per galoon by car model year 2015.

Video:Honda Civic Natural Gas

The new rules will generally add more thousands of dollars to the cost of a new car but proponents of the rules are optimistic that the money saved from spending less gas will outweighs the additional cost over dealerships and retails. As of now only a few car manufacturers are looking positively at the new ruling.
Green Car Journal is crossing fingers that by 2015, more participants will fight for the prestigious award and hope by the coming years all vehicles running on the road are a certified green car.

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