Zipcar, Inc. announced the introduction of 2013 Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicles into the Zipcar Los Angeles fleet.
The addition of the new Honda Fit electric vehicles in Los Angeles 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.
Through the program, Zipcar is planning to add additional Honda EVs into the company’s fleet over the course of this year.
The new Honda Fit EVs are available to all Zipcar members ages 21+ for hourly reservations, starting from $8.75 per hour.
The first of the new Honda Fit EVs are located at 6464 and 6565 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, in commercial buildings managed by Paramount Contractors & Developers, Inc (PCD). The vehicles are located in Zipcar branded parking spots with charging stations.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV earns a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, and an unprecedented low consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours per 100 miles. The 100-percent electric Honda Fit EV features a 20-kilowatt-hour Lithium-Ion battery and a compact 92-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor that generates 189 ft-lb of torque. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Honda Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator illumination point.