Zipcar and American Honda announced the introduction of Honda Fit EV electric vehicles into the Zipcar fleet, starting in San Francisco.
The addition of the Honda Fit EV electric vehicles comes as a result of the program announced by Honda and Zipcar in April 2012, through which Honda became a Zipcar preferred vehicle manufacturer with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles.
The new Honda Fit EVs will be placed in Zipcar locations throughout San Francisco this month, including the InterContinental Hotel, Parc 55 (near the Powell St. BART) and City Hall at 34 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.
Fit EVs will be available for hourly reservation by all Zipcar members, starting from just $8.00 per hour. Zipcar and Honda also have plans to introduce additional Honda Fit EV vehicles to Zipcar fleets in Los Angeles and Portland, OR, this fall.
To celebrate the introduction of the new vehicles into Zipcar’s San Francisco fleet, Zipcar and Honda will be offering demonstrations and test drives of the new Honda Fit EV as part of the “Charge Across Town” EV Week event at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on September 17 and 18, 2012. The event is free and open to the public, and both consumers and members of the media are invited to preview the vehicle and see how it works with Zipcar’s technology.