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Honda, Fiat Stick To Numbers Of Popular Electric

2013 Honda Fit EV drive Pasadena, CA, June 2012


With a little war on electric cars taking in California, there are waiting for the Honda Fit EV, and this year s of Fiat 500e may be sold

That means that and Honda will boost to meet demand, right?

We ve now talked to both carmakers, and has any intention of upping production their originally planned

Compliance cars only

each of these cars is a car a vehicle built and sold in California (and a handful of states) in just enough to meet its zero-emission vehicle which started in 2012.

While its engineers produced a electric car perhaps nicer the original gasoline Fiat 500 has said many times every 500e will be at a loss and the company is only the car because it has to.

Honda is equally of battery-electric cars, despite it too built a fun, powerful, electric car.

Its position is by its plans to lease just Fit EVs over the three-year regulatory they re not for sale at any price.

After that it will them back, relieving of 10 years worth of parts and obligations. The fate of the cars We re not optimistic.

When Honda cut the price on the Fit EV, it was quickly swamped orders and had to apologize for the long

Honda: pace won t change

But Center, Honda s vice of environmental business development, in June that the company s of Fit EV production for the hand-built electric won t change.

Each month, s U.S. distribution arm will to receive 40 to 50 Fit EVs and allocate them to based on the demand at the time.

That s because Honda the hand-built electric conversion at the low-volume factory that its FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell

Parts for those cars are in very small batches, and s little ability to ramp up as you might on a conventional assembly.

of Honda s 200 electric-car-certified dealers get one Fit EV at a time, potentially meaning one four months.

If you re in fourth on the waiting list, that you might wait more a year for a car.

2013 500e electric car, Los drive event, April

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Sold no plans to change

Ten days we chatted with Jason Fiat s new U.S. chief, a Chrysler-Fiat drive event at the Proving Grounds in Chelsea,

Perhaps due Fiat s intriguing Sexy marketing campaign for the was it true that the first of production had already sold out before the first electric 500 at a Fiat Studio this

The 2013 model year [of the through the fourth quarter is much spoken for, confirmed. The demand is absolutely

OK, then would Fiat its production numbers if demand strong?

We have no plans to it up, he said.

Stoicevich did note the Fiat 500e is bringing in new to Fiat Studios, with than 80 percent of buyers and new to the brand.

It s a halo car for Fiat in he said, in a very, very market to do business in.

So if you want a Fit EV or Fiat 500e, be prepared to get on waiting lists, be prepared to and be prepared to wait.


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