The Japanese based automaker Honda has delivered the first Fit EV to the city government on Friday.
According to the car manufacturer, the Honda Fit EV has been delivered as part of an EV demonstration program which will include testing an unspecified number of electric vehicles before the consumer launch. Besides the Honda Fit EV, Torrance will also get a Honda plug-in hybrid in the nearby future, and the green vehicle will also go to Google Inc. and to the Stanford University, as these two are also test partners.
“Each program participant will provide Honda with a rear-world feedback on the Fit EV. Individually, each participant will use the Fit EV to further initiatives such as research into human behavior and various usages like personal, fleet and car-sharing”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.
As a reminder, the Honda Fit or Honda Jazz, as it is also being known, is a five-door hatchback firstly introduced in June 2001. The model is now in its second generation and it’s being manufactured all around the world, from Brazil to Japan. The Fit EV has been presented to the public in 2010 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the pre-production vehicles are being made in Guangzhou, China. The production version of the vehicle has been unveiled in 2011 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and its production will be limited to just 1.100 units over the first three years.