The agreement will include the expansion of Honda’s Insight hybrid, the all-new CR-V compact SUV, as well as the introduction of Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) this fall and Accord Plug-In Sedans, a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) version of its popular Accord Sedan, to select Zipcar locations beginning in early 2013.
“This win-win partnership with Honda adds to Zipcar’s array of smart and sustainable transportation options and by introducing Zipsters to Honda’s newest hybrid and electric vehicles, we can help increase overall awareness of these exciting new technologies,” Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith said in the release.
The agreement with Zipcar builds upon Honda’s long history of studying EVs and other alternative fuel vehicle usage in urban transportation settings.
With this partnership, Zipcar will provide members even greater access to proven Honda models already in Zipcar’s service including the Insight, Civic and CR-V.
Earlier this year, Zipcar announced that the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid would be available in Chicago and last year the company has added Prius Plug-in Hybrids to its fleet in Boston/Cambridge, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.