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Zipcar to launch one-way rides with the electric Honda Fit

There have generally been two options for car-sharing companies throughout the world: allow one-trips or don’t. Later this year, Zipcar plans to join the former camp, and on Friday announced it will launch one-way trips in select markets in the fall using the all-electric Honda Fit cars.

One-way driving options can be a pretty convenient perk, enabling drivers to pick up a car in the city More

There have generally been two options for car-sharing companies throughout the world: allow one-trips or don’t. Later this year, Zipcar plans to join the former camp, and on Friday announced it will launch one-way trips in select markets in the fall using the all-electric Honda Fit cars.

One-way driving options can be a pretty convenient perk, enabling drivers to pick up a car in the city More

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Honda unveils model house built to support electric car

Honda is showcasing its energy efficiency technology in a model house built around the electric car at the University of California at Davis. The structure includes provisions for the company’s Fit EV sedan, LED lighting, plus uses solar and geothermal energy sources, according to the automaker.

By George Parrott, Guest blogger / March 26, 2014

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Honda is showcasing its energy efficiency technology in a model house built around the electric car at the University of California at Davis. The structure includes provisions for the company’s Fit EV sedan, LED lighting, plus uses solar and geothermal energy sources, according to the automaker.

By George Parrott, Guest blogger / March 26, 2014

Yesterday, though, the Japanese c More

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Honda To Exit BEV Segment as Automaker Re-Confirms Fit EV Production Will End This Fall

Honda Fit EV production will be halted this fall when the automaker produces its 1,100th Fit EV:

“The 2014 model year will end early this fall, marking the end of production of the Fit EV.”

Says Honda, via a letter sent to a potential Fit EV lessee, who later posted it (see below) on the Honda Fit EV Drivers Facebook group page.

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Honda Fit EV production will be halted this fall when the automaker produces its 1,100th Fit EV:

“The 2014 model year will end early this fall, marking the end of production of the Fit EV.”

Says Honda, via a letter sent to a potential Fit EV lessee, who later posted it (see below) on the Honda Fit EV Drivers Facebook group page.

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Charging into the future

The all-electric Honda Fit EV is a real car that never left us stranded during a full week of test driving. We never drove beyond its maximum range between charges, but never even came close while sticking to our normal driving habits.
The Fit EV, first introduced as a 2013 model, is one of several conventional gas-powered cars that are also being offered in all-electric versions. Others inc More

The all-electric Honda Fit EV is a real car that never left us stranded during a full week of test driving. We never drove beyond its maximum range between charges, but never even came close while sticking to our normal driving habits.
The Fit EV, first introduced as a 2013 model, is one of several conventional gas-powered cars that are also being offered in all-electric versions. Others inc More

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The Honda Fit, Fiat 500e Nissan Leaf compared

Whether an electric car works for you depends heavily on your driving needs. To help you weigh the complicated question, we’ve driven and ranked these three leading rivals in this increasing competitive micro-segment of the green car world. Electric cars currently account for less than 1 percent of all U.S. car sales. But California regulators have set a goal that zero-emissions vehicles wil More

Whether an electric car works for you depends heavily on your driving needs. To help you weigh the complicated question, we’ve driven and ranked these three leading rivals in this increasing competitive micro-segment of the green car world. Electric cars currently account for less than 1 percent of all U.S. car sales. But California regulators have set a goal that zero-emissions vehicles wil More

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LA Zipcar Fleet Now Includes 2013 Honda Fit EVs

Zipcar, the top carsharing network in the world, just announced that it is introducing the 2013 Honda Fit EV into its Los Angeles fleet of vehicles. The addition comes as a result of Zipcar’s recently created partnership with Honda, which will see the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line electric and hybrid vehicle make their way into the car-sharing network’s fleet.
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Zipcar, the top carsharing network in the world, just announced that it is introducing the 2013 Honda Fit EV into its Los Angeles fleet of vehicles. The addition comes as a result of Zipcar’s recently created partnership with Honda, which will see the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line electric and hybrid vehicle make their way into the car-sharing network’s fleet.
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USA: Honda Fit EV joins Zipcar’s Portland fleet

After San Francisco, it’s now Portland’s turn to get some Honda Fit EVs. Zipcar has announced that it has started incorporating the EVs, with the first units going to the Portland State University (PSU), where charging stations provided by More

After San Francisco, it’s now Portland’s turn to get some Honda Fit EVs. Zipcar has announced that it has started incorporating the EVs, with the first units going to the Portland State University (PSU), where charging stations provided by More

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SolarCity, Honda establish fund to support USD 65 million in solar PV projects

SolarCity Corporation (San Mateo, California, US) and Honda Motor Company Ltd.’s (Tokyo, Japan) American subsidiary have established a joint fund to support USD 65 million in solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for Honda and Acura customers.

Hundreds of Honda and Acura dealerships in SolarCity’s 14-state area will be eligible to offer solar service options to their customers, suppo More

SolarCity Corporation (San Mateo, California, US) and Honda Motor Company Ltd.’s (Tokyo, Japan) American subsidiary have established a joint fund to support USD 65 million in solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for Honda and Acura customers.

Hundreds of Honda and Acura dealerships in SolarCity’s 14-state area will be eligible to offer solar service options to their customers, suppo More

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Buy An Electric Vehicle, Get Cheap Solar Power (Honda & SolarCity Team Up)

Now that the dust has settled on the Tesla vs. New York Times battlefield, weren’t we just saying that electric vehicles are selling quite well? That’s partly because car manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to get a foothold in the EV market before the competition really heats up. In the latest maneuver, Honda has teamed with solar energy leader SolarCity to offer cheap solar power to More

Now that the dust has settled on the Tesla vs. New York Times battlefield, weren’t we just saying that electric vehicles are selling quite well? That’s partly because car manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to get a foothold in the EV market before the competition really heats up. In the latest maneuver, Honda has teamed with solar energy leader SolarCity to offer cheap solar power to More

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USA: SolarCity offers Honda owners free solar panel installation

SolarCity and Honda announced a partnership Tuesday that offers Honda customers a cost-free solar-panel installation on their homes.

A $65 million fund will help 2,500 to 3,000 Honda customers and 10 to 20 dealerships install solar panels in the 14 states where SolarCity operates, including New York.

Last month, the San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity told local officials that it plann More

SolarCity and Honda announced a partnership Tuesday that offers Honda customers a cost-free solar-panel installation on their homes.

A $65 million fund will help 2,500 to 3,000 Honda customers and 10 to 20 dealerships install solar panels in the 14 states where SolarCity operates, including New York.

Last month, the San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity told local officials that it plann More

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Honda “monitoring” Fit EV recharging problems at Ecotality Blink stations

Amid all the advancements to electric-powered vehicles and the stations that recharge them during the past few years, we can find plenty of reminders that we’re still pretty new to all of this. In the latest case, the Honda Fit EV might not get along well with Ecotality’s Blink charging stations. Specifically, Plug In Cars writer Colby Trudeau says his place of work has seven Blink cha More

Amid all the advancements to electric-powered vehicles and the stations that recharge them during the past few years, we can find plenty of reminders that we’re still pretty new to all of this. In the latest case, the Honda Fit EV might not get along well with Ecotality’s Blink charging stations. Specifically, Plug In Cars writer Colby Trudeau says his place of work has seven Blink cha More

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Recharge of Confidence: Nissan Leaf Battery Life Warrantied for 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Nissan will amend the warranties of Leaf EV models to specifically cover battery life, reports Automotive News. The Leaf’s original warranty didn’t address battery life concerns, and the automaker hopes to ease consumers’ minds by offering to replace the lithium-ion battery if it loses more than 30 percent of its life after five years or 60,000 miles.

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Nissan will amend the warranties of Leaf EV models to specifically cover battery life, reports Automotive News. The Leaf’s original warranty didn’t address battery life concerns, and the automaker hopes to ease consumers’ minds by offering to replace the lithium-ion battery if it loses more than 30 percent of its life after five years or 60,000 miles.

Nissan infographic how to make a More

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USA: Zipcar San Francisco Fleet Now Includes New Honda Fit EV

Zipcar and Honda bring sustainable transportation alternatives to city residents

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIP), the world’s leading car sharing network, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the introduction of 2013 Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) into the Zipcar fleet, starting in San Francisco. The More

Zipcar and Honda bring sustainable transportation alternatives to city residents

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIP), the world’s leading car sharing network, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the introduction of 2013 Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) into the Zipcar fleet, starting in San Francisco. The More

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USA: August Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Volt Surges, Leaf Static

While car sales often lag during August, when family vacations take priority, the Chevrolet Volt proved an exception to the rule last month.

During August, 2,831 of Chevy’s range-extended electric car found buyers–along with 685 Nissan Leaf battery electric cars.

The third high-volume plug-in car on sale in the U.S. is the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, for which sales will More

While car sales often lag during August, when family vacations take priority, the Chevrolet Volt proved an exception to the rule last month.

During August, 2,831 of Chevy’s range-extended electric car found buyers–along with 685 Nissan Leaf battery electric cars.

The third high-volume plug-in car on sale in the U.S. is the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, for which sales will More

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On the road in six electric cars

Here are six electric cars you can buy (or lease) today.

Internal combustion cars dominated the last century, but led to pollution and unpleasant foreign entanglements due to oil imports. Electric cars solve both of these problems through much greater efficiency and the multitude of means by which electricity is generated. The cars reviewed here look to be the first generation of the kind o More

Here are six electric cars you can buy (or lease) today.

Internal combustion cars dominated the last century, but led to pollution and unpleasant foreign entanglements due to oil imports. Electric cars solve both of these problems through much greater efficiency and the multitude of means by which electricity is generated. The cars reviewed here look to be the first generation of the kind o More

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Honda releases electric version of Fit compact

Honda Motor Co. on Aug. 31 began lease sales in Japan of an electric-powered version of its popular Fit compact vehicle.

The new Fit EV has a single-charge mileage of 225 kilometers, one of the world’s best for electric vehicles, Honda officials said.

The model is equipped with Toshiba Corp.’s lithium-ion battery. It has a greater driving range than the Leaf, Nissan Motor More

Honda Motor Co. on Aug. 31 began lease sales in Japan of an electric-powered version of its popular Fit compact vehicle.

The new Fit EV has a single-charge mileage of 225 kilometers, one of the world’s best for electric vehicles, Honda officials said.

The model is equipped with Toshiba Corp.’s lithium-ion battery. It has a greater driving range than the Leaf, Nissan Motor More

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Drive: Honda Fit EV is a sweetheart of a small car

If the 2013 Honda Fit EV were a fictional character, it could be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Either way, it would be way more fun than frightening. — Credit that to the Fit EV’s three drive modes. The EV is the new electric car from Honda and its motor comes from the company’s FCX Clarity, a limited-production electric car powered by fuel cells.

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If the 2013 Honda Fit EV were a fictional character, it could be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Either way, it would be way more fun than frightening. — Credit that to the Fit EV’s three drive modes. The EV is the new electric car from Honda and its motor comes from the company’s FCX Clarity, a limited-production electric car powered by fuel cells.

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USA: Anyone take delivery of a Honda Fit-EV yet?

Hi,

If you are one of the lucky few that have leased a Honda Fit-EV, I want
to invite you to bring the car to our 40th EV Rally on September 23 to
display and/or give rides to the general public.

Please forward this email to any Fit-EV owners that you know but are not
on this newsgroup. thx

We do not yet have any Honda Fit-EVs registered (free) and we need so More

Hi,

If you are one of the lucky few that have leased a Honda Fit-EV, I want
to invite you to bring the car to our 40th EV Rally on September 23 to
display and/or give rides to the general public.

Please forward this email to any Fit-EV owners that you know but are not
on this newsgroup. thx

We do not yet have any Honda Fit-EVs registered (free) and we need so More

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Honda’s Fit EV gives battery cars a much-needed jolt

NEW YORK (Fortune) — It is no secret that sales of electric vehicles haven’t been burning up the track.
You can identify any number of reasons why: unsettled economic conditions, stable gasoline prices, lack of functionality, improved internal combustion engines, unr More

NEW YORK (Fortune) — It is no secret that sales of electric vehicles haven’t been burning up the track.
You can identify any number of reasons why: unsettled economic conditions, stable gasoline prices, lack of functionality, improved internal combustion engines, unr More

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Honda Fit EV Sport Vs. Eco Mode: What It Means for Range

am enjoying my week with the Honda Fit EV. The Fit is a great platform, and Honda engineers and designers are meticulous. I could easily see myself owning this car one day—if Honda someday decides to move beyond leasing, and offer the car for sale. As I wrote about on Wednesday, my favorite feature of the More

am enjoying my week with the Honda Fit EV. The Fit is a great platform, and Honda engineers and designers are meticulous. I could easily see myself owning this car one day—if Honda someday decides to move beyond leasing, and offer the car for sale. As I wrote about on Wednesday, my favorite feature of the More

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USA: Honda Registers First Fit EV Delivery

Matt Walton received first delivery of the new 2013 Honda Fit EV at a dealership in Woodland HIlls, Calif.
Right on schedule, Honda today announced its first delivery of the Fit EV to a couple in Woodland Hills, Calif. Longtime Honda customers Matt and Becky Walton received their Fit after be More

Matt Walton received first delivery of the new 2013 Honda Fit EV at a dealership in Woodland HIlls, Calif.
Right on schedule, Honda today announced its first delivery of the Fit EV to a couple in Woodland Hills, Calif. Longtime Honda customers Matt and Becky Walton received their Fit after be More

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Honda’s new all-electric Fit only available via lease, and only in California and Oregon

Southern California will be one of the first markets where drivers can lease Honda’s newest electric car. The Japanese automaker has announced it will offer a lease for the all-electric version of its popular five-passenger Fit starting later this month.
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Southern California will be one of the first markets where drivers can lease Honda’s newest electric car. The Japanese automaker has announced it will offer a lease for the all-electric version of its popular five-passenger Fit starting later this month.
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USA: Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i and Toyota Prius Plug-In Vehicle Sales for June

We report sales of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt on a monthly basis, but obviously the LEAF and Volt aren’t the only plug-in vehicles available in US.
Typically, sales results for both the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt are available immediately from each respective automaker. But Ford, Toyota and others can be slower to arrive. But here they are: Ford sold 89 Focus Electrics in June, Toy More

We report sales of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt on a monthly basis, but obviously the LEAF and Volt aren’t the only plug-in vehicles available in US.
Typically, sales results for both the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt are available immediately from each respective automaker. But Ford, Toyota and others can be slower to arrive. But here they are: Ford sold 89 Focus Electrics in June, Toy More

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USA: 2013 Honda Fit EV Review – Video

It’s been over a year since high-profile electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and Mitsubishi i went on sale. But now Honda is ready to throw the Fit EV into the mix to show that electric cars can be economical and green, but also fun.

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It’s been over a year since high-profile electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and Mitsubishi i went on sale. But now Honda is ready to throw the Fit EV into the mix to show that electric cars can be economical and green, but also fun.

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USA: Honda Announces $389 a Month Fit EV Lease for California, Oregon

Honda’s Fit EV was not the first mass-market EV to market, having been beaten to the punch by the Nissan Leaf and the Ford Focus Electric. And as has been the case with many other alternative-propulsion vehicles in the last several years, the vehicle’s introduction is targeting k More

Honda’s Fit EV was not the first mass-market EV to market, having been beaten to the punch by the Nissan Leaf and the Ford Focus Electric. And as has been the case with many other alternative-propulsion vehicles in the last several years, the vehicle’s introduction is targeting k More

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USA: Honda will start limited Fit EV leases at $389 a month

All-Electric 2013 Honda Fit EV Begins Leasing July 20 in California and Oregon
EPA-rated at 118 MPGe, the Honda Fit EV will lease for $389 a month

TORRANCE, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Honda today announced the all-new 2013 Honda Fit EV will be available for lease beginning July 20, 2012, with a three-year lease price of $389 per month. The 2013 Honda Fit EV is the late More

All-Electric 2013 Honda Fit EV Begins Leasing July 20 in California and Oregon
EPA-rated at 118 MPGe, the Honda Fit EV will lease for $389 a month

TORRANCE, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Honda today announced the all-new 2013 Honda Fit EV will be available for lease beginning July 20, 2012, with a three-year lease price of $389 per month. The 2013 Honda Fit EV is the late More

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Honda Leverages Fuel-Cell Savvy to Extend Fit EV’s Range

Honda Motor Co. (7267), the first automaker to lease fuel-cell cars to retail customers, said advances in hydrogen-vehicle technology helped it create a battery-powered Fit that has the highest efficiency of any car in the U.S.

The company will start leasing the Fit EV hatchback on July 20, for $389 a month, in California and Oregon. The car’s 82 miles (132 kilometers) per charge and 118 More

Honda Motor Co. (7267), the first automaker to lease fuel-cell cars to retail customers, said advances in hydrogen-vehicle technology helped it create a battery-powered Fit that has the highest efficiency of any car in the U.S.

The company will start leasing the Fit EV hatchback on July 20, for $389 a month, in California and Oregon. The car’s 82 miles (132 kilometers) per charge and 118 More

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Honda offers free insurance to electric Fit buyers

Honda’s insurance option for electric Fit buyers could save a single man living in a Southland suburb as much as $600 a year. But only 1,100 of the cars will be available for lease beginning next month.

The Honda Fit electric vehicle, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will be available for lease next month. The 36-month, 36,000-mile lease will cost $389 a month plus t More

Honda’s insurance option for electric Fit buyers could save a single man living in a Southland suburb as much as $600 a year. But only 1,100 of the cars will be available for lease beginning next month.

The Honda Fit electric vehicle, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will be available for lease next month. The 36-month, 36,000-mile lease will cost $389 a month plus t More

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USA: Electric Car Prices

Electric car prices are higher than equivalent gas burner prices. This is due to the cost of battery packs. Currently pack prices run around $600 USD per kWh. The Nissan Leaf has a 24 kWh pack so the pack cost is around $14,400 on average. Actual prices are different, but it shows that around 1/2 the cost of a new E More

Electric car prices are higher than equivalent gas burner prices. This is due to the cost of battery packs. Currently pack prices run around $600 USD per kWh. The Nissan Leaf has a 24 kWh pack so the pack cost is around $14,400 on average. Actual prices are different, but it shows that around 1/2 the cost of a new E More

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