Honda Automobiles: Honda Begins Deliveries of 2013 Fit EV

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by in Honda Canada

Honda delivered a 2013 Fit EV battery-electric vehicle to a city of Torrance currently as one of a initial vital stairs in a Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program, a preface to a sell marketplace launch of a Fit EV with business in California and Oregon this summer.

The smoothness was noted by a rite during a Torrance City Hall, during that a pivotal to a Fit EV was presented to Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto by Steve Center, clamp boss of a Environmental Business Development Office during American Honda.

“This is an sparkling day as we take another critical step toward Honda’s endless prophesy for shortening CO2 emissions while during a same time advancing a attribute with a city of Torrance,” pronounced Steve Center. “Honda has a prolonged story with electric vehicles starting with a introduction of a initial battery-electric car, a EV Plus, scarcely 15 years ago. With Honda’s endless knowledge and a real-world feedback from a city of Torrance, we will be even some-more prepared for a serve patron adoption of electric vehicles.”

Over a past year, Honda and a city of Torrance have worked together to accumulate submit from Torrance residents about intensity recharging hire locations and jointly participated in countless open recognition events with a Fit EV exam vehicle. Honda and a city will continue to serve these initiatives while also study internal supervision swift use of an electrified vehicle. The city of Torrance will also accept a Honda plug-in hybrid for additional contrast during a after date.

“Today, in a partnership with Honda and their stability efforts in renewable technologies, we will be pushing into a some-more tolerable future,” pronounced city of Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto.

Honda denounced a 2013 Fit EV during a 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced skeleton to start leasing a 123 city-mile per assign (76 mile operation sum practiced city/highway)1 battery-electric commuter vehicle to a U.S. business in a summer of 2012. Equipped with a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and 92 kW coaxial electric motor, a Fit EV battery can be entirely recharged in as small as 3 hours when connected to a 240-volt circuit.

Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program
As partial of a Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program, Honda will exam a Fit EV with Google Inc. and Stanford University, in serve to a City of Torrance, California. Each module member will yield Honda with real-world feedback on a Fit EV. Individually, any member will use a Fit EV to serve initiatives such as investigate into tellurian function and several usages like personal, swift and car-sharing.

Honda Environmental Leadership
In serve to a Fit EV, Honda is a personality in a growth of leading-edge technologies to urge fuel potency and revoke CO2 emissions. Honda has led a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) rankings of altogether vehicle environmental opening given 2000, and a Honda vehicle has surfaced a list of America’s greenest vehicles, from a America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), for eleven uninterrupted years.

In 2006, Honda became a initial automaker to announce intentional CO2 emissions rebate targets for a tellurian swift of automobile, powersports and energy apparatus products and a tellurian network of production plants. Today, a association is essay for even larger reductions in CO2 emissions that minister to tellurian meridian change, while also operative to minimize waste, H2O use and a sum environmental footprint of a operations worldwide.

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1 123 city/95 highway mile operation (unadjusted); 76 sum mile operation (adjusted). Preliminary estimates dynamic by Honda regulating EPA methods. Your operation will vary. For additional information about EPA exam methods, revisit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml

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