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Honda Delivers Fit EV to Google, Stanford University

Battery electric-powered Honda Fit is equipped with 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that should be good for a 76-mile average range, according to the EPA.

Published: 15-Feb-2012

Honda is rolling out a battery-powered version of the Fit hatchback with deliveries to Google and Stanford University. As part of the “Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program,” the two groups, along with the city of Torrance, California, will collect data on their Fits and provide feedback to Honda.

“Honda’s experience and the unique feedback that Google, Stanford University and the city of Torrance will provide will be valuable to the future introduction of battery-electric technology,” said Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office of American Honda. Google will use its Fit EV in an employee car-sharing program, which will analyze how the cars are used in everyday driving and to measure their energy consumption.

At Stanford, the Fit EV will be used to study the psychological and physical reactions of drivers switching from a gasoline-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle. The Fit EV will be paired with a regular Fit for the tests.

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