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Honda Fit EV concept

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

    The 2013 Honda Fit EV is a fun and well-executed little all-electric hatchback. It's quick, handles decently, gets the highest EPA efficiency rating of any vehicle on the market (118 MPGe), and its rated range of 82 miles is longer than that of the somewhat larger Nissan Leaf. Too bad you have very little chance of buying one. That's because the Honda Fit EV is a "compliance car," a vehicle built to ensure its maker meets California rules requiring sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles. 1,100 cars and no more Quizzed at the introductory drive event this week about prospects for...

  • Honda Fit EV shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    Honda Fit EV Has Highest EPA Efficiency Rating Of Any Car

    The 2013 Honda Fit EV has earned the highest EPA efficiency rating granted to any vehicle offered in the U.S.: 118 miles-per-gallon-equivalent. That's higher than the 2012 Mitsubishi i minicar, the previous record-holder at 112 MPGe, and considerably higher than the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus...

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    Want A Honda Fit EV Electric Car? Honda Has A Quiz For You

    After realising the potential of hybrids early on, Honda has been a little late to join the electric car party with its Fit EV. Better late than never, though--and now the carmaker has launched a 'readiness assessment' to determine the suitability of potential lessees. Just as with the MINI E, BMW...

  • 2012 Honda Fit EV
    First Honda Fit EV Delivered To California City Fleet

    While carmakers like Nissan, Tesla and Renault go on the electric car offensive, Honda has been somewhat candid about its electric car plans. The 2013 Honda Fit EV makes the odd subtle appearance at international auto shows, but the company is certainly less than bullish about its electric vehicle...

  • Honda Fit EV shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    Electric Honda Fit EV: Details, Live Photos From L.A. Auto Show

    One year ago, Honda unveiled a prototype Fit EV electric car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This year, it showed a refined version that it says it will offer for lease next summer in California and Oregon, expanding into six East Coast markets early the following year. Lease only, no sales Honda...

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    2011 Geneva Auto Show: Electric Car Preview

    It’s the end of February, which means that winter is almost over for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and Geneva’s prestigious autoshow is just days away. This year we’ve been given unprecedented access to many of the cars due to debut at this year’s show, but in case...

  • THINK N1 electric delivery van

    Car-derived vans are big business in Europe. Pick a subcompact at random and chances are there will be a light delivery van variant. Usually fitted with economical diesel engines, the small size and high economy suits small businesses down to the ground. Electric delivery vehicles have been available in all shapes and sizes in Europe for some time now, from the tiny Daihatsu Hijet-based Piaggio Porter EV to larger vehicles converted by companies like Smith Electric Vehicles. THINK is the latest company to join the fray with the 2011 THINK City N1, based on the familiar electric city car...

  • 2012 Honda Fit EV
    Toshiba Li-Ion Batteries To Appear In Honda's Electric Car

    Following years of claims they weren't interested in developing a battery-electric vehicle, Honda backtracked earlier this year and decided that they would produce one, with the 2012 Honda Fit EV concept finally revealed at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show last month. Now, Honda has announced that...

  • Honda launches Fit EV electric car and Accord plug-in hybrid test program in Torrance, CA, Dec 2010
    Electric Honda Fit Hits The Road In CA, Accord Plug-In Hybrid To Follow

    Well, that was quick. Just one month after it unveiled the electric Fit EV prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda is about to put the first of its electric subcompacts into daily use in southern California. Amusingly, it's in Torrance, where rival automaker and hybrid leader Toyota has its...

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    Try Again: Honda's Big-Car Hybrid System Has Plug-In Ability

    It wasn't even at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, where Honda only showed a video of the new plug-in hybrid platform it only discussed But details of the new powertrain point the way toward a range of future hybrid Honda models. It uses two separate motor-generators, as does Toyota's Hybrid Synergy...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010
    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

    We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed -...

  • 2012 Honda Fit EV electric car concept, launched at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Honda Fit Electric Car, World Debut

    This afternoon, Honda unveiled its plans for an all-electric version of the Honda Fit subcompact hatchback to be launched globally in 2012. The announcement came at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The announcement represented a full circle of sorts, since Los Angeles was the home of many of the 300...

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