In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
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Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica Make no mistake about it, as cool as the Honda Fit EV is, it was clearly designed as a compliance car, a placeholder for when Honda’s first production hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) comes to market. With its FCV possibly delayed until 2017 or later, Honda has opted to extend the […]
Despite not revealing any big news or new cars, Honda did promise to bring a new plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle to market by 2018.
The Volkswagen e-Golf has gotten its official ratings, and at 83 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, it’s an efficient (but pricey) new option for EV buyers.
Car companies are integrating their products deeper into our lives, and the Honda Smart Home is built with future electric vehicles in mind.
Honda has announced the production of the Fit EV will end, as the company will meet its self-imposed quota this fall, despite increased customer interest. So long, and nice to know ya. Unlike the Fiat 500e, which sold out so fast that dealers were able to get away with overcharging customers, the Honda Fit EV […]
The Fiat 500e electric vehicle can be purchased outright for $32,500, or leased for a minimum of $199 per month for 36 months with $999 down in the state of California. That is substantially lower than the Honda Fit EV which is leased for $389 per month, also for 36 months, making the Fiat 500e one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
Honda has been providing limited leasing of its Honda Fit electric vehicle on the United States west coast for seven months, and they now intend to offer it on the east coast. It will be available in the state of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
Last week, Honda pulled the covers off of the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, and perhaps some people wish they would have left it on. While it may not be the prettiest belle at the ball, the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid does offer some impressive numbers that will make it a real contender in the marketplace. Chief among those numbers, an estimated 100 MPGe rating, as well as a pure-electric range that is competitive with its rivals.
Honda invited us to preview the Fit EV at a special test track in Southern California. Specifically, a nice little course they’d set up in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl, as well as a spin around the ‘hood on our own. Because I don’t like having to reign in my driving style to keep from terrorizing the poor sales rep, I generally avoid doing test drives. But this test drive was set up to enable us to really drive the cars the way we normally would..and then some.
I made it back to the East Coast in one piece (despite filling up another few barf bags….I hate flying) and even though I haven’t had a chance to fully recharge my human batteries, I’m back to the grind already. Let’s start the day off with a wrap-up of the sustainable sights from the 2011 […]
Honda had already made it clear that they plan to enter the electric vehicle market with the Fit EV sometime next year. But they left a lot of questions in the air, important questions like; how far can it drive? What will it cost? And when will it be available? Well now, we finally have […]
Remember how Honda was going to announce an electric vehicle at the L.A. Auto Show? Well they did. It is an EV version of the Fit, and while still a concept, Honda says production will begin in 2012.