Honda Vehicles to Be Deployed in Ten Manhattan Locations
Zipcar is talking up deployment of 20 model year 2014 Honda Accord Plug-Ins in New York City, where they are based at ten mostly-Midtown Edison ParkFast locations in Manhattan.
They are Zipcar’s first plug-ins in New York.
“The large number of convenient Edison ParkFast locations allows Zipcar to provide several sustainable transportation options for area residents and visitors,” Zipcar president Mark Norman said in a release.
“Zipsters get a Honda charge,” states the announcement.
Honda expects to place more of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, PHEV specialist Robert Langford told F&F.
ChargePoint for Edison ParkFast
Edison ParkFast uses Chargepoint equipment.
The Accord PHEVs are available to all Zipcar members who are 21 years of age, starting at $14.50 per hour.
Zipcar says it was the first U.S. car sharing company to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles – through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003.
Honda’s five-passenger 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid has a combined fuel economy rating of 46 mpg. Lithium ion batteries allow all-electric range of a bout 13 miles. The battery can be charged in about three hours when plugged into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, and in less than one hour using a 240-volt Level II charger.
Honda Accord Hybrids for 2014 are being built in Marysville, Ohio, but the PHEV version is manufactured in Japan.
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