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#1 Tonykalniev

Posted 2011-04-17 22:28:34

Hi guys,

Again, it seems, I will be ranting about electric cars. We have received some time ago, the new Honda Fit (Jazz in Thailand) HYBRID from Japan. It was about January 2011 and our import company has contacted us that the car finally arrived in the Thai seaport and will brought to our house in the next few days. By the way, my mom works for the UN so logically, we bought an environmentally budget car that is, AT LEAST to make my satisfaction, a half electric car.

She can get that duty free tax, which is pretty cool and we got the price from Japan whatever it costs there.

So the car came out at a price tag of about 700,000 baht with everything included up to our doorstep. So that is basically cheaper than the top model here in Thailand and it isnt even a hybrid. Statistically, the hybrid car can go 70 miles per gallon, when the normal 1.5 vtec can go 35 miles per gallon.

That is half better milage. Sorry, I cant be bothered to calculate the kilometers right now, its too late in the evening.

Anyway, It is a great drive The car is upgraded with special sound proofing that the normal versions dont have. It has auto-stop, so when you stop at a traffic light, the motor stops, but everything else works — a great benefit because idling your engine in traffic is the worst efficiency of a normal car. Also the car can drive on EV mode from 30km/hr up to 55km/hr for about 5 kilometers until it gives way to the motor to charge the battery.

I also really adore the cruise control, working at its most efficient for cruising.

Trunk space is practically similar to the original, with the batteries taking up the spare tire compartment. New controls on the dashboard show EV-Hybrid information (its still in Japanese so I have to ask Honda to update that). And in addition a few cosmetic changes for more aerodynamics.

Yes, I know its not as good as the Toyota Prius, but for the price vs quality vs performance. I am completely and utterly satisfied.

So even if the car enters the Thai market, I reckon it will be launched with a price tag of about 1 million and up. Which in my eyes will be cost cutting as usual (removing heater, special spoilers, no automatic A/C, etc. etc.) and a complete smack in the face to the Thai people BY the Thai lies of somebody needs to fill their pockets again.

If you are interested in the car, you can look at the gallery on my profile and if you are really very interested you can contact me by e-mail to set up a day for a test drive (this is only for Honda lovers, technicians, and car technology enthusiasts). In addition, you can read my previous post about electric cars, if you are really interested.

Next step for the Honda is a solar roof package, which I will be going to soon and will keep record.

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