Honda Automobiles: Zipcar to Feature Latest Advanced Technology Vehicles from Honda

Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by in Honda Canada

Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIP), a world’s heading automobile pity network, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. now announced that Honda has turn a Zipcar elite automobile manufacturer with a concentration on hybrid and electric vehicles. The agreement will give Zipcar members entrance to Honda’s many technologically advanced, lowest glimmer vehicles, creation an already transformational use even some-more sustainable.

The agreement will embody a enlargement of Honda’s Insight hybrid, a all-new CR-V compress SUV, as good as  a introduction of Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) this tumble and Accord Plug-In Sedans, a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) chronicle of a renouned Accord Sedan, to name Zipcar locations commencement in early 2013.

Zipcar’s height is ideal for a inclusion of these forms of vehicles as it allows civic home tech-savvy drivers to get first-hand knowledge with a new record and to share those practice with their networks. It also helps Zipcar respond to member preferences, that consistently arrange Honda vehicles as among a many favored.

“The destiny of mobility is being made by mercantile forces, elaborating record and tellurian trends, from increasing urbanization to concerns about meridian change to how a newest era of drivers thinks about transportation,” pronounced Scott Griffith, authority and CEO of Zipcar. “This win-win partnership with Honda adds to Zipcar’s array of intelligent and tolerable travel options and by introducing Zipsters to

Honda’s newest hybrid and electric vehicles we can assistance boost altogether recognition of these sparkling new technologies.”

The agreement with Zipcar builds on Honda’s prolonged story of study EVs and other choice fuel automobile use in civic travel settings.

“Honda provides a many extensive lineup of vehicles that offer softened fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and extended automobile and walking safety, while producing a consistently high turn of product peculiarity and value,” pronounced Steven Center, clamp boss of a Environmental Business Development Office during American Honda. “As a automobile pity marketplace leader, Zipcar is a best choice for us to showcase a newest energy-efficient travel technologies, given a strength of their brand, their tech-savvy, unwavering and connected members and a geographic strech of their operations.”

Honda’s 2013 Fit EV, formed on a renouned Fit hatchback, targets an estimated 123 city-mile per assign (76 mile operation total practiced city/highway) and can entirely recharge a battery in as small as 3 hours when connected to a 240-volt circuit. The 2013 Honda Accord PHEV uses an all-new, two-motor hybrid complement that invariably moves by 3 opposite modes – all-electric, with an estimated 15 mile per assign range; gasoline-electric; and direct-drive – to maximize pushing and fuel efficiency, generally during city driving.

With this partnership, Zipcar will yield members even larger entrance to proven Honda models already in Zipcar’s use including theInsight, Civic and CR-V. The all-new, five-passenger 2012 Honda CR-V is now America’s best-selling compress SUV providing a some-more fuel-efficient engine pattern with upscale extraneous styling, and combined customary record facilities and functionality. Now in a ninth generation, a required gasoline-powered 2012 Civic Sedan achieves softened fuel economy. The five-passenger Honda Insight hybrid offers a sleek, aerodynamically styled look, some-more facilities and softened fuel economy.

Zipcar is a longstanding colonize in regulating modernized automobile technologies, carrying been a initial automobile pity association in a United States to deliver electric vehicles in Boston in 2002, and a initial to offer hybrid vehicles by a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003. Member surveys uncover a clever seductiveness in a use of modernized record and swap fuel vehicles in a program.

About Honda
Honda offers a different lineup of 11 cars and trucks that embody a mid-sized Accord, a compress Civic choice of 7 particular models, CR-V crossover SUV and Odyssey minivan. Honda also offers a far-reaching operation of fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles that embody a Insight hybrid, Civic Natural Gas (compressed healthy gas-powered vehicle), Civic Hybrid, CR-Z (sport hybrid coupe), FCX Clarity (fuel cell-electric vehicle) and a soon-to-be-released Fit EV (electric vehicle). Honda began operations in a U.S. in 1959 with a investiture of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s initial abroad subsidiary. Honda has been prolongation automobiles in America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, for scarcely 30 years, commencement with prolongation of a Honda Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in 1982.

About Zipcar
Zipcar is a world’s heading car-sharing use with approximately 673,000 members and 8,900 vehicles in civic areas and college campuses via a United States, Canada, a United Kingdom and Spain. Zipcar offers some-more than 30 creates and models of self-service vehicles by a hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an choice to a high costs and hassles of owning a car. More information is accessible during www.zipcar.com.

Zipcar and a Zipcar trademark are trademarks of Zipcar, Inc.

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