Honda is offering customers in Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) who purchase a Honda natural gas-powered Civic GX (earlier post) the Phill home refueling appliance (earlier post) at no additional cost for 48 months without any additional commitment at the end of the term.
As part of the incentive, the SCAQMD and the Mobile Source Reduction Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee are offering incentives equaling $2,000 and Honda will cover the remaining balance of the Phill lease. Additionally, for those same qualified customers, Honda will offer installation financing of up to $1,500.
After seven years of successfully marketing the Civic GX strictly to fleet operators who have the convenience of dedicated fueling stations, the Civic GX-Phill package is now available to southern California consumers who live within the boundaries of the SCAQMD.
FuelMaker developed Phill, the world’s first low-cost, home-based refueling appliance that can be mounted to a garage wall either indoors or outdoors, to allow natural gas powered vehicles to be refueled overnight directly from a homeowner’s existing natural gas supply line. Phill provides GX drivers enough fuel for approximately 100 miles of driving on an eight hour refueling cycle.
The GX has a fully-fueled range of between 200 and 220 miles.
Phill is designed to offer ease of operation with simple start and stop buttons and will automatically turn itself off when the tank is full. Phil also has numerous safeguards throughout its system. Like any natural gas appliance, a FuelMaker trained installer must install Phill. The appliance can be leased to consumers through Honda dealers.