The past couple weeks, heck the past couple of hours, have been full of automotive news with the press soaking all of the information in from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. A lot of the news revolves around the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) segment. Specifically, we have seen the 2011 Chevrolet Volt taking home a lot of awards (more here) and the newest announcement of the Focus EV from Ford (more here). Honda is also getting into the small car EV game with there announcement that comes straight from the LA Auto Show—the 2012 Honda Fit EV.

2010 Honda Fit EV Concept

2010 Honda Fit EV Concept

2010 Honda Fit EV Concept

2010 Honda Fit EV Concept

As our partners over at TheCarConnection.com mentioned earlier today, the announcement represents “a full circle of sorts.” To connect the dots you have to go back to the late ‘90s where Los Angeles had large numbers of Honda EV-Plus electric cars. Now in 2010 Honda has unveiled its plan for an all-electric Fit that the company plans to bring to market, globally, in 2012. An announcement that is pretty significant since it marks the first-ever global debut of a vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Moving back to the soon to come 2012 Honda Fit EV, the performance is going to be right in line with the competitors already or soon to be in market. The range is estimated to be 100-miles, like the Nissan LEAF, and will recharge in up to 6-houes on a 240-volt charger. Of course, if your dryer is actually in use, then it can take up to 12 hours to recharge at 120-volts. Finished in a Deep Clear Blue Pearl exterior color the concept car will be on display at the LA Auto Show for the duration of the show. You won’t be able to miss it with the large EV decals on the side of the eco-blue fit.

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