Honda to provide hybrids, EVs for Zipcar

The Honda Fit electric vehicle will be among those offered through Zipcar's service.
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The Honda Fit electric vehicle will be among those offered through Zipcar's service under a new agreement.

Honda will provide hybrid and electric vehicles to the Zipcar Inc. car-sharing service through a new agreement between the two companies.

Torrance, Calif.-based American Honda Motor Compnay Inc. becomes a “preferred vehicle manufacturer” for Zipcar under the agreement, according to a press release. It will provide its CR-V crossover sport utility vehicle, the Insight hybrid, a battery-powered Fit EV and a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Accord through the car-sharing service starting next year.

“This win-win partnership with Honda adds to Zipcar’s array of smart and sustainable transportation options and by introducing Zipsters to Honda’s newest hybrid and electric vehicles, we can help increase overall awareness of these exciting new technologies,” Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith said in the release.

The agreement is an expansion on the two companies’ current partnership. Honda already provides Zipcar its Insight, Civic and CR-V models, according to the release.

Read more in the Los Angeles Business Times.

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