Friday, November 19, 2010

Remember the Yugo? What about the Honda EV Plus?

Honda EV on display at this years LA Auto  Show.

One of the 340ish EV Plus vehicles produced between 1997 and 1999 was on hand as Honda introduced the new Fit EV(more on that coming up). While it may look like a Yugo, it had quite respectable specs even for 2010. An 8 hour charge cycle would result EPA rated range of 190km (120 miles). I'm sure Honda didn't have any trouble finding homes for the very few that they made but the MSRP of $53,900 would have been a little too shocking for the masses. Honda opted for a 3 year lease cost of, a still not very pleasant, $455/month. Some of the EV's remained on the road for a few extra years but ultimately, all of them met the same fate as GM's EV1.

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