Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city.
The new Honda Accord Plug-ins are located at 10 convenient locations throughout Manhattan, with Zipcar branded parking spots and charging stations at each site. The plug-ins are available to all Zipcar members ages 21+, starting from $14.50 per hour.
“We’ve enjoyed our partnership with Zipcar since 2008,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties, the parent company of Edison ParkFast. “Both companies are committed to providing people in New York and elsewhere with the best possible driving and parking options. And with the arrival of Zipcar’s Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles, combined with our ParkFast charging stations, New Yorkers now have a new and environmentally friendly way of getting where they need to go.”
Zipcar is a longstanding pioneer in using advanced vehicle technologies as the first car sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003.
Zipcar’s strong innovative history joined with Edison ParkFast’s numerous locations provides Zipcar members with access to new advanced technology and more alternate fuel vehicles, both ranked highly by members in recent surveys.
Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, based on the popular five-passenger Accord, is rated at a combined fuel economy of 46 mpg. On a full charge and tank of gas the range of the Accord Plug-in Hybrid is approximately 570 miles.
The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid battery can be recharged in about three hours when plugged into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, and in less than one hour using a 240-volt “Level-2″ charger.