Honda Fit EV News

  • 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

    One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV. It's a battery-electric version of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell already on sale in some regions of California, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. But unlike most of the pure electric cars on the U.S. market, the Clarity is a mid-size sedan. DON'T MISS: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell marketing theme: thinking about tomorrow That distinguishes it from more than a dozen of the battery-electric offerings over the last five years, all of which have been small five-door hatchbacks. But while its...

  • California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)
    California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

    Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board, wants to all but eliminate internal-combustion cars in the Golden State.

  • New 2015 Fiat 500e, San Jose, California, March 2015  [snapshot: Joe Nuxoll]
    Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

    Often reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience. So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. (Plus, we hate wasting copy...

  • Honda Fit EV customer appreciation day, Honda Smart Home, UC-Davis, Mar 2015  [photo: George Betak]
    Lease Extensions For Honda Fit EV, Two Years At $199 A Month, To Be Offered

    With the first three-year leases of Honda Fit EVs now set to end in June, drivers of Honda's only electric car have been wondering what will happen to their cars now. Many of them would like to hang onto the cars. While Honda won't let them buy the car, the company has decided to offer those...

  • 2014 Honda Insight
    Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity

    With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit. For 2015, it has eliminated three low-selling green cars: the Honda Insight hybrid subcompact, the Honda Fit EV electric car, and the very low-volume Honda FCX Clarity...

  • 2014 Fiat 500e
    Compliance Car Update: Which Electric Cars Are Loss Leaders?

    The Fiat 500e is perhaps the most critically lauded new all-electric vehicle that arrived in 2013. It's received rave reviews from unlikely sources, like buff-book magazines—even from Consumer Reports. There's reportedly been a long waiting list for these cars, with a $199/month lease deal...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

    Oh, to have the resources available to Car and Driver, which published in its March issue a lengthy comparison test among six battery-electric cars. They are the Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf, and Smart Electric Drive Cabrio. MORE: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive The tone of the Detroit-based magazine's review--written with the kind of chest-thumping, gasoline-burning contempt for the realities of electric-car use that owners now parry with skill--is set in the second paragraph: ...six compacts at similarly loony...

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
    Buying An Electric 'Compliance Car'? Think Hard About Servicing First

    There are now more than a dozen plug-in electric cars for sale in the U.S., but not all electric cars are created equal. And a pair of recent articles about service challenges experienced by owners of the Toyota RAV4 EV underscores that buyers should be fully aware of the context in which their...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    2014 Honda Fit EV: Model Year Ends Early As Last Cars Are Built

    Honda has announced through its EV sales division that the Fit EV model year production will end early, with production of the last of the 2014 Fit EVs this fall. [UPDATE: Honda North America subsequently clarified that Fit EV production will end on schedule this fall, not "early." Honda added that...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    Electric Honda Fit EV Goes Ice-Racing Against Old Two-Stroke Saab

    Given the recent cold snap, spending a day deliberately driving around on ice might not seem that appealing. Others, such as those from the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club, like nothing more than to take to a frozen lake in their cars. But this past weekend they got to compete against a sort of...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

    What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy? The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. Gasoline and diesel cars don't even come close; internal combustion engines waste two-thirds to three-quarters of the energy in their fuel on...

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