Greentech Lead America: American Honda Motor announced
that Leviton Manufacturing Company, a provider of connectivity solutions, has
been selected as Honda’s preferred electric vehicle supply equipment provider
for customer and dealer EV charging.
“Pairing Leviton’s EV charging solutions with
Honda’s advanced Fit EV and Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan electric vehicles will
enable a more convenient and seamless ownership experience for our
customers,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental
Business Development Office at American Honda.
Honda will be launching two battery-electric vehicles
beginning with the 2013 Honda Fit EV this summer, and the Honda Accord Plug-In
Hybrid Sedan next winter.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV battery-electric commuter car,
based on the popular Fit, targets an estimated 123 city-mile range per charge
(76 mile range combined adjusted city/highway) and can fully recharge its
battery in as little as three hours when connected to a 240-volt circuit.
The Honda Plug-In Hybrid Sedan uses an all-new, two-motor
hybrid system which continuously moves through three different modes –
all-electric, with up to a 15 mile per charge range; gasoline-electric; and
direct-drive – to maximize driving and fuel efficiency, especially during city
“Leviton is excited to work with American Honda as
they launch their electric vehicle program here in America. At a high level we
share a very similar overall mission; to supply products of the highest quality
at a reasonable price for complete customer satisfaction,” said Michael
Mattei, vice president and general manager for Leviton’s Commercial and
Industrial Business Unit.
Honda has a range of fuel-efficient and low-emission
vehicles such as the Insight hybrid, Civic Natural Gas (compressed natural
gas-powered vehicle), Civic Hybrid, CR-Z (sport hybrid coupe), FCX Clarity
(fuel cell-electric vehicle) and the soon-to-be-released Fit EV (electric
Honda’s 2013 Fit EV battery-electric commuter car, based
on the Fit, targets an estimated 123 city mile range per charge (76 mile range
combined adjusted city/highway) and can recharge its battery in as little as
three hours when connected to a 240-volt circuit.