The 2013 Honda Fit EV is getting closer and closer to hitting Honda dealer showrooms with each and every passing day. First, though, it has to pass the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. As you might previously have read, the first Honda Fit EV arrived in Torrance, CA to undergo real-world testing just a short while ago. More recently, two 2013 Honda Fit EVs arrived at Google headquarters and Stanford University - two organization which will also be testing the cute, eco-friendly car.
Didn't Honda debut the electric Fit last year? They did indeed, at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The reason the Big H is so adamant about conducting the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program before the production model actually arrives to select geographic markets is so that the company may fully understand the unique challenges, as well as the opportunities associated with battery-electric technological innovation.
Steve Carter, VP Environmental Business Development Office, American Honda explains, "Honda has a long history with electric vehicles, beginning with the introduction of our first battery-electric car, the EV Plus, nearly 15 years ago. Honda's experience and the unique feedback that Google, Stanford University and the city of Torrance will provide will be valuable to the future introduction of battery-electric technology."1
As the location of the 2013 Honda Fit EV tests suggest, the final production model will hit select west coast markets first, starting later this summer. By next spring, it's expected to be available in select east coast markets as well.
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