2013 Honda Fit EV Hits West Coast

February 9th, 2012 by

Own a new Honda Fit? Or, have ridden in a friend’s – perhaps on your way from Troy to Albany to see a show? Well then, you can imagine our excitement in learning that the electric variant of the super-efficient, fun-to-drive car has just hit Cali for a final round of real-world testing.

The participants expected to drive the 2013 Honda Fit and provide data on efficiency, range and energy savings? The city of Torrance, Google, and Stanford University.

While the new Honda Fit has already undergone testing in preparation for its summer 2012 launch in select markets across the U.S., this final round is to ensure that Honda hasn’t overlooked any challenges that come with adopting battery-electric vehicles and also to gain insight into how and where battery-electric technology might evolve in the future. That’s not all.

Honda has already identified consumer perception of electric technology has being an inhibitor of EV adoption rates. Researchers at Stanford University are going to help Honda investigate this hindrance further, by measuring peoples’ psychological and physical responses to driving the 2013 Honda Fit EV. They will then report back to Honda the trends in positive and/or negative perceptions so that the automaker can work to either reinfornce or mitigate them.

Personally, Rensselaer Honda doesn’t think the Honda Fit EV will have a difficult time winning over consumers. For, with a driving range of 123 miles and short, three-hour charge time (using a 240-volt outlet), it puts other EVs currently on the market to shame. We won’t name names.

We will, however, bring you late-breaking updates from the testing in CA. So, be sure to stay tuned.

If you have questions about the 2013 Honda Fit EV you want immediate answers to, contact us here. And remember, while the 2013 Fit EV is slated to hit the east coast in spring of next year, you can enjoy fun, efficient driving right now. The 2012 Honda Fit is currently available to drivers from Albany and Troy. As is a collection of other new Hondas boasting competitive fuel economy. You can explore them all online or at 770 Hoosick Road Troy, NY 12,180 during our regular business hours.

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