Honda says that it is stopping production of the Fit EV by the end of this 2014 as it is going ahead with its commitment of developing other forms of electric vehicles which include the FCEV concept futuristic car which dazzled everyone at the 2013 LA auto show and destined for production and the Accord PHEV.
The Honda Fit EV has become the latest victim of the company’s electromobility evolution approach.
Honda announced earlier this year the stoppage of the steadily declining Insight Hybrid but discontinuing of the Fit EV is certainly news in an automobile environment where electrification considered foremost. However the departure of the car should not come as a surprise because the EV modeled on the earlier generation Fit was capped at 1100 and was lease only model. The vehicle was also built to meet the zero-emissions vehicle mandate of the California state.
Sage Marie, Honda Spokesperson in an interview told that Honda is dedicated to lease all the 1100 Fit EVs. However, he failed to mention how many of them are left in the handful of dealerships scattered across States where they were allotted. Talking about the BEV plans of Honda, the spokesperson had little to speak about and merely stated that the company is committed to the development of electric vehicles which include plug-in hybrids, hybrid, fuel-cell vehicles, PHEVs and BEVs.