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Honda and Clean Energy offer $3000 fuel rebate for 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
Automobile companies have been pricing their CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) models at such a high price that buyers have been unable to save much money by buying them, despite CNG being priced at about 60% of the price of gasoline.
Though GM and Chrysler are marketing pick-up trucks that run on either gasoline or CNG, Honda is the only company currently marketing a CNG car in the United States. The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas car is priced about $6,000 higher than its gasoline-powered equivalent. But that is starting to change.
Today, Honda announced (click here to read the press release) that it is offering a $3,000 fuel card with purchases of the 2012 model. That card will only be good at Clean Energy CNG filling stations. This fuel credit should help Honda dealers clear out their remaining 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicles before the 2013 model comes out at an, as yet, uannounced price. But it will only help those buyers who live near Clean Energy Filling Stations (see this map for locations).
Among the Honda dealers that have been advertising their Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicles on eBay are two eastern Ohio dealers, J. Hinderer Honda in Heath Ohio and Lindsay Honda in Columbus Ohio. Those in Canton Ohio could buy one of these vehicles and then conveniently fill up at Clean Energy's SARTA filling station in Canton.
Comment by JSmith, 10/13/2012:
Lindsay Honda has about 12 of the Natural Gas Civics in stock, I dealt with Chuck and Pete. They know these cars well and were great to work with
Comment by Andrew Chiarelli, 10/16/2012:
I am also a CNG dealer in Cleveland hts Ohio, Motorcars Honda, Ohio's 1st CNG Civic dealer. You can use the $3,000 gas card at the 2 Clean energy stations here in my area, one downtown on E55th and the other at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Snow rd....They are due to open any day (15 Oct 2012). You can contact me and I will be more then happy to assist you. I have been selling the CNG Civic for more then 14 years.
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