[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
First impressions and some background info on the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype
More.......................
2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appo
More.......................
Live from Detroit! 2019 Acura RDX Reveal
More.......................
Honda releases more information on the 2019 Insight
More.......................
American Honda Sets 3rd Straight Annual Sales Record with Best-Ever December
More.......................
HONDATA Dyno Test: 2018 Accord Sport 2.0T 6MT
More.......................
All-new Acura RDX Prototype Teased Ahead of Detroit World Debut
More.......................
Honda Takes New Approach with Insight Prototype Debuting at 2018 NAIAS
More.......................
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda's downfall in Europe continues :(
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Si, $199 lease offer
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Just bought a new 2017 Si Sedan!
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Snow White
Join Discussion......
Sales Experiences --> Re: Joke of an experience in PHX
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Accord 2.0T Brake Calipers
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Finally Spotted another CTR on the road today
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Acura V6 Turbo Engine
Join Discussion......
ILX --> Re: 2019 ILX - FMC?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Finally Drove a New Civic
Join Discussion......
Classifieds: Buy & Sell --> Re: FLASHPRO FOR ACCORD V6 6 speed Manual 2013-2015
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Accord 9th gen v6 (v6 6) installed front CTR brake and calipers?
Join Discussion......
Videos --> How You React When Someone Dents Your Car
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: 3rd Generation Acura RDX Reviews
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Midsize market dominoes starting to fall
Join Discussion......
Honda Civic GX Leads The Environmental Pack as 'World's Cleanest'
 Date: October 14, 2002 22:07
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Torrance, Calif. 10/08/2002 -- The 2003 Honda Civic GX Sedan natural gas powered vehicle (NGV) continues its run as the cleanest internal combustion vehicle in the world.
This Civic model is designed to operate on compressed natural gas and features a two-part fuel regulator as well as an automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This combination provides a target driving range of up to 240 miles (at 3,600 PSI fast fill).

The Civic GX is also the cleanest internal combustion vehicle ever tested by the federal government as the first and only vehicle certified to the newest Federal Tier II, Bin 2 emission level. Also certified as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Civic GX surpasses these two parallel standards and is the only sedan operating at these near-zero levels, available outside of California.

The 2003 Civic GX was designed to comply with AT PZEV, (Advanced Technology, Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) criterion established by CARB allowing the Civic GX credits toward the California Zero Emission Vehicle mandate. It is recognized as a PZEV by meeting SULEV standards and maintaining its emissions durability for at least 150,000 miles or 15 Years.

Additionally, because it operates exclusively on natural gas with no provision for gasoline, the Federal EPA categorized the Civic GX as an ILEV (Inherently Low Emission Vehicle) recognizing its sealed fuel system that emits zero evaporative emissions. The CNG engine uses exclusive intake and exhaust valves to handle the higher compression ratio and gaseous fuel.

SULEV requirements are the most rigorous in the world, calling for a reduction in hydrocarbon emissions of 96 percent from the existing federal Tier-1 passenger car levels, and an 86 percent reduction compared to the California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard. CO_ emissions are 24 percent lower than a comparable gasoline vehicle.

The compression ratio in the CNG engine is 12.5:1 compared to 10:1 in regular gasoline powered engines. The CNG engine has special connecting rods that are stronger than in the gasoline engines in order to be able to handle the extra force generated by the higher compression ratio.

With its development parallel to the Civic, the GX was not created as an afterthought, but instead from the ground up as a reflection of Honda's dedication to the environment. The 2003 Civic GX is the third generation CNG vehicle for Honda.

The Civic GX is Honda's dedicated natural gas-powered vehicle designed to take advantage not only of the low emission characteristics of natural gas, but also the expected long-term availability of natural gas. Introduced in 1998, the Civic GX, it has been marketed primarily to fleet customers nationwide. In addition to the Civic GX, Honda also offers a SULEV certified Accord in California, the first gasoline-powered vehicle to meet this strict California standard.
Click Here to Submit Your Comments
TOV Video: 2019 Acura RDX Walk-around with LPL Steve Hansen
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy