Zipcar, self-proclaimed "world's leading car sharing network," announced this week that the 2013 Honda Fit EV will be added into Zipcar's Portland fleet.
The first batch of Fit EVs will be located at Portland State University. Charging stations for the electric Fits are provided by ECOtality and come in the form of Blink chargers.
Jeremy Nelson, general manager of Zipcar Portland, remarked:
"We are very excited to introduce Honda Fit EVs into the Zipcar fleet here in Portland. The new EVs add to the selection of smart and sustainable vehicle options Zipcar currently offers, and will help our members further reduce their environmental impact by driving on electricity only."
The Honda Fit EVs are located on PSU's campus at Parking Structure 1 and are available to all Zipcar members ages 21+ for hourly reservations. Fees start at $10.25 per hour.
Portland State University president, Wim Wiewel, added this comment:
"Having electric vehicles available at PSU through Zipcar fits perfectly with our sustainability mission. It's a clean transportation option that I think our students, faculty and staff are really going to appreciate."
Check out the video below for information on how the Zipcar car-sharing programs works.