Gallery: Honda Unveils All-Electric Fit at the Los Angeles Auto Show

 

The atmosphere at this year’s L.A. Auto Show has been electric — literally — as one automaker after another has announced its foray into EVs. To wit: Honda’s new Fit EV, which has a 70-mile real-world range and will hit dealerships in 2012, according to Honda CEO Takanobu Ito. The new Fit will feature three driving modes — sport, normal and economy — to allow drivers to customize the car’s performance to their needs. It will also charge up in 12 hours using an American plug (six hours in Europe).

Surprisingly, Honda has been behind Toyota’s curve when it comes to alternative fuels. However the company appears to be playing catch-up now, using some of the same technology (namely, a high-density coaxial motor) to make the Fit EV and the futuristic fuel cell hybrid, the FCX Clarity.

+ Honda Fit EV

Via Gigaom and New York Times

Photos courtesy Honda and Gigaom

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  1. Inhabitat's Picks from ... November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    [...] decided Los Angeles was the perfect market to make the world debut of their Honda Fit EV Concept Electric Vehicle and their new platform for the plug-in hybrid. When it hits production, the Fit EV will achieve an [...]

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