Honda Fit EV
The Honda Fit EV is an electric sedan that was introduced as the 2013 model year vehicle by Honda. The concept of the Honda Fit EV had its worldwide debut at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2010. The concept employs a motor, based on the concept of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity, which is in sport mode, which offers the driving feel of a sedan with a 2-liter gasoline engine. The Honda Fit EV is coupled with an elite interactive key fob that allows the driver to view the condition of the charge of the battery, start charging, and make the climate control of the vehicle active all devoid of a cell-phone or an Internet connection. The Honda Fit EV can also couple with web site and mobile app that lets drivers set the charging schedule of the Honda Fit EV for the greatest utility rates, finds charging stations, and offers a 24 x 7 roadside support.
Honda commenced the Electric Vehicle Testing Program in the cities, such as Kumagaya, Saitama and Chichibu, Amakusa area, and Kumamoto. Prefecture for its next-generation individual mobility products, as well as Fit EV during December 2010.
A display program with pre-manufactured vehicles was commenced in Guangzhou, China during early November 2011. One more program, known as the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program, is conducted in California, in a company with the Torrance city, the Stanford University and with the Google city. The Honda Fit EV electric vehicle joins the GFleet of Google, which is a sedan-sharing service for workers. Stanford employs the Fit EV to study the dissimilarities in the physical and psychological reaction of exercising the battery-electric vehicles and driving a conventional petrol-powered vehicle.
The city of Torrance was the first to receive the demonstrator of the 2013 Fit EV during January 2012, whereas the Google and Stanford received their demonstrators during February 2012. The manufactured 2013 model year Honda Fit EV was introduced at the Auto Show in Los Angles in November 2011. Vehicles for the United States automobile market were restricted to 1,100 units only up to October 2014.
Honda started delivering the Fit EV in America during July 2012, and the sedan was initially available only for leasing at a cost of 389 USD for each month for 3 years, derived from the base price of 36,625 USD. Later, the monthly lease payment was abridged to 259. USD for all consumers with effect from June 2013. Initial accessibility was restricted to Oregon and California, and the sales were planned to commence in chosen markets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York by late February 2013.
Licensed dealers for the Honda Fit EV were increased from 36 to 200 by the middle part of 2013. A total of 883 vehicles have been sold in the United States up to June 2014. The Honda Fit EV was released through hiring to corporate customers and local government during August 2012 in Japan. Accessibility in Japan is restricted to 200 vehicles during its initial two years. The sedan is derived from the Fit compact sedan platform, motorized by a lithium-ion battery set shared with a coaxial traction motor and low-friction decrease gearbox adopted from the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCX Clarity.
The Honda Fit EV will have three separate driving modes, such as normal, econ, and sport. Honda declared the discontinuation of the Fit EV in July 2014 following the 2015 model year vehicle, to recheck the later viability on a bigger scale.