Honda has finally delivered the first unit of the Honda Fit EV in the US and this was sent to the city of Torrance in California. This event is considered by a lot of car experts as the earliest start of Honda’s plan of increasing the number of electric vehicles that they would be selling in North America and in the US as well.
In addition to this, the policy that Honda is planning to implement simply proves that the company is very much committed in doing its part in preserving the natural environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions. To push this commitment through, Honda became involved in the development of more hybrid cars since this type of vehicle is more environment-friendly. In addition to this, Honda has also explored the possibilities of using compressed natural gas in some of their car models for greener output. This was then complimented by the production of EVs that the company is currently promoting in most of the markets where they operate.
According to Honda, the delivery of the first unit of the 2013 Honda Fit EV is also a part of the company’s Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program and not only as a mere indication that they would be selling more of this vehicle model in some parts of the US particularly in Oregon and California this summer.
The so-called Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program is actually a joint effort that the city of Torrance in California and Honda has been working on for a few years now. This program aims to allow the residents of the city of Torrance to provide inputs that would help the Honda identify the best places where the company could set up their EV charging stations in the near future.
Aside from gathering the inputs from the residents of Torrance, the delivery of the first unit of the 2013 Honda Fit EV would also enable Honda to conduct a careful study that focuses on evaluating the local government’s fleet usage of the electric vehicle models that they have. Through these collective undertakings, Honda is given the chance to improve the features of the Honda Fit EV and this will surely provide a lot of benefits to the company’s electric vehicle technology.
Honda is also confident that they would obtain positive results from these undertakings since the 2013 Honda Fit EV is a reliable model. This car was unveiled in 2011 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fit EV is equipped with an all-electric drivetrain. The drivetrain is composed of a coaxial electric motor that could produce up to 92kW and a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery.