Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show Honda unveiled their Fit EV concept. In conjunction with Google, Honda is working to make the prototype a mass produced car.
Managed by Enterprise, Google's "GFleet" is a car-share program including hybrids and plug-in hybrids, available to 2600 Google employees. The program is expanding to include electric vehicles launching later this year. The Fit is the first - Honda is hoping to analyze the data that comes out of the program to test the changes to real world CO2 emissions. The fleet has about 30 hybrid and plug-in models already.
The Google Car was launched last month, a self-driving vehicle that could navigate through highway traffic, based on code developed by engineers.
The all new Fit EV will run on lithium-ion batteries, and have a range of about 100 miles per charge, along with a top speed of 90 mph. Fit EV should be able to recharge in about six hours when plugged into a 240-volt socket. The car should be available to by 2012.
The Fit EV will use the same three-mode drive system in the new Honda CR-Z sports hybrid. Honda also promises the car will drive with "the feel of a 2-liter engine."
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