On the outside, it looks like any other Civic. And it feels and drives much the same, only somewhat smoother and quieter than the gas-only variety. But this is a Honda like no other, a pioneer in the field of natural-gas-powered vehicles - a technology that could potentially ease our dependence on imported petroleum. And it produces 30% less carbon emissions than gasoline, earning the Civic Natural Gas a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV-3) rating. Although it uses no petrol at all, the EPA rates it the equivalent of 38 mpg highway. The natural-gas option is more accessible than most drivers might think. There are many Southern California fueling stations that offer natural gas, including in Burbank, in Azusa and on the Westside. Visit www.cngprices.com for stations near you.
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