Civic GX Natural Gas Car Named Top Green Car in 2008; FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Arriving this Summer
The Civic GX natural gas car took the title of the greenest vehicle for the fifth consecutive year in the ACEEE's "Greenest Cars" ranking, American Honda Motor Co. announced on Tuesday. In the 11th annual ACEEE's "Green Book Online" ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles, the natural gas-powered Civic GX ranked first with the gasoline Civic, Fit and Civic Hybrid joining the list of the 12 most environmentally-conscious vehicles available to the public. This marks the eighth consecutive year that a Honda vehicle received the number one ranking (with the Insight dominating the pack, until it ceased production) and the seventh consecutive year that Honda vehicles held at least four positions in the top 12, an impressive one-third of all vehicles on the list. "The ACEEE awards speak to the commitment Honda has made to lead the industry in lowering emissions, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing dependence on oil," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. "Honda continues to set the standard for socially and environmentally-responsible automotive products and our commitment to alternative fuels will further expand with the zero emissions FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle coming to market this summer."