Zipcar Adds Honda Fit EVs to San Francisco Fleet
© Jacob Gordon
Lucky Zipcar MembersZipcar and Honda are working together to bring some 2013 Fit EVs to Zipcar's car-sharing fleet in San Francisco.
"The new Honda Fit EVs will be placed in Zipcar locations throughout San Francisco this month, including the InterContinental Hotel, Parc 55 (near the Powell St. BART) and City Hall at 34 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. These vehicles will be available for hourly reservation by all Zipcar members, starting from just $8.00 per hour."
Zipcar and Honda also have plans to introduce additional Honda Fit EV vehicles to Zipcar fleets in Los Angeles and Portland, OR, this fall.
"The introduction of the Honda Fit EVs into the Zipcar fleet allows our members to drive one of the most technologically-advanced vehicles on the road while reducing environmental impact," said Mark Norman, Zipcar president and COO. "These vehicles add to the selection of smart and sustainable options Zipcar currently offers, and will help increase overall awareness of an exciting new technology in a vehicle we know our members will love."
This is great, and I suspect that it'll be one way that people will get more used to electric cars. Like hybrids 10 years ago, people need to get familiar with them, and become convinced that they can do the job, before they'll consider buying one. So seeing more of them on the road and having a low-cost way to try one should help push EV adoption forward.