Honda selects environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates to support market development for Civic Natural Gas in new US markets
20 July 2011
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) has selected national environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) to promote the newly redesigned Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan. (Earlier post.) GNA will collaborate with Honda to market the Civic Natural Gas sedan in 19 states spanning the Mid-West to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions including the District of Columbia. The project will be managed by GNA’s East Coast office, based in New York City.
Newly redesigned for 2012, the Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan (previously known as the Honda Civic GX) is available in 33 states and will soon be available to consumers in five additional states by the end of the 2011 calendar year with production numbers growing in response to consumer and fleet demand.
With high gasoline prices nationwide, the Honda Civic Natural Gas offers consumers a cleaner transportation alternative that is also cost effective. Purchase incentives currently pending under legislation HR 1380, the NAT GAS Act, would create an even more favorable scenario for the purchase of NGVs with tax credits for vehicle and fuel purchases as well as fleet or home refueling stations.
The Civic Natural Gas is the only OEM-built, compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered passenger car assembled in the US. It is built on the same assembly line as the gasoline-powered Civic four-door models at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana manufacturing facility. The Civic Natural Gas is the only vehicle certified by the EPA to meet both Federal Tier 2 Bin 2 and Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) zero evaporative emission certification standards. The Civic Natural Gas has earned recognition from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) as the “greenest vehicle of 2010” for the seventh consecutive year.
Purchase incentives for the Honda Natural Gas sedan are currently-pending under federal legislation HR 1380, the NAT GAS Act, which would create tax credits for natural gas vehicle and fuel purchases as well as fleet or home refueling stations.
If Honda did not undercut Fuel Maker and the natural gas compressor they offered, they would have more credibility.
Posted by: SJC | 20 July 2011 at 07:01 AM