Honda has recently unveiled an all-electric Fit EV concept model. Fit EV will deliver a top speed of 90 mph with its 2.0 liter engine and will be able to go the distance of 100 miles. Just like the recent CR-Z hybrid, it will have three-mode electric drive system which will include Eco, Normal, and Sport Modes. Charging Fit EV only takes 12 hours through 120 volt outlet and 6 hours through 240 volt outlet.

Honda has been leading innovator in environmentally friendly technology for decades now. It is one of the few car manufacturers out there that hasn’t relied on green washing to get customer loyalty. With gas-electric CR-Z, hydrogen powered FCX and now all-electric Fit EV Honda will have most consumer niches filled.

Since Honda has been one of the first auto manufactures to launch environmentally friendly cars, its innovations has progressed extensively. The Fit EV is a good example of this innovation implementation. With all new display advisory system, the Fit will be able to suggest to shut down air conditioning and other accessories when are not needed to maximize battery life. Even the Navigational System is going to be linked to Honda’s satellite system for the ability of locating a charging station nearby. There is also a Smartphone and computer connectivity for viewing the state-of-charge, initiating a charge, and pre-conditioning of the vehicle.

So the big question is “when is it going to come out?” Well, actually fairly soon. Although the actual month hasn’t been mentioned, most people in Japan and U.S should be expecting it in 2012. It is still up to debate whether Honda will actually launch it by then. Even if does happen, don’t expect to see one within first six months. Anything that comes out from such a well known manufacture will probably be in extreme demand.

But until then, the hope of Fit EV being under twenty thousand dollars will still be in the back of everyone’s mind.

Either way get the pre-orders in now, this one is going to go quick.

http://www.greencar.com/articles/honda-fit-ev-concept-shares-direction-coming-model.php

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