Back in the late 90’s Honda developed an all-electric car called the EV-Plus that never made it into wide scale production. Well, on Wednesday afternoon at the LA Auto Show, Honda returned to that history and unveiled the world debut of an electric version of its Fit car called the Fit EV.
President and CEO of Honda Motors, Takanobu Ito, introduced the 100-mile range, Fit EV, which will use a lithium ion battery when it is introduced in 2012, said Ito. Ito said that with “increasing government support, and greater concern for the environment, society may [now] be ready,” for electric vehicles.
Honda’s Fit EV will utilize some of the technology from Honda’s FCX Clarity car, and will have 3 driving modes (see photo). Honda plans to introduce the cars to partners like at Google (s GOOG) and Stanford University who will help test and collect data about how the car performs in the real world.
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