ZipCar to add Honda Insight, Fit EV and Accord plug-in hybrid to its lineup
Honda and Zipcar announced today that the Japanese automaker will be adding a couple of hybrid and electric-vehicles to Zipcar’s car-sharing service.
“The agreement will give Zipcar members access to Honda’s most technologically advanced, lowest emission vehicles, making an already transformational service even more sustainable,” ZipCar said in a statement.
The agreement will bring the Honda Insight Hybrid, CR-V compact SUV and the Fit EV electric-car. This fall Honda will also add its upcoming Accord plug-in hybrid sedan to the Zipcar lineup.
“Honda provides the most comprehensive lineup of vehicles that offer improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and enhanced vehicle and pedestrian safety, while producing a consistently high level of product quality and value,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda. “As the car sharing market leader, Zipcar is the best choice for us to showcase our newest energy-efficient transportation technologies, given the strength of their brand, their tech-savvy, conscious and connected members and the geographic reach of their operations.”
Refresher: The Honda Fit EV is powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 92 kilowatt coaxial electric motor, the Honda Fit EV produces 123hp and has an estimated driving range of 123 miles on one charge. Additionally, using a 240-volt charer, the Fit EV can recharge complete in as little as three hours. Prices for the 2013 Honda Fit EV start at just $36,625 with an estimated lease price of $399 a month.
– By: Omar Rana