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Honda Fit EV: First Service

Honda Fit EV: First Service

Last week, I took my Fit EV in to Honda of Escondido for my 7,500 mile service. Service for an EV is pretty minimal. This service was just a tire rotation and inspection (the next one will be too…) The whole thing took about an hour and was pretty painless. The service advisor mentioned that … Continue reading

Fit EV Delivery!

Fit EV Delivery!

Yesterday, I picked up my brand new Honda Fit EV from Honda of Escondido. If you are trying to order a Fit EV, I would highly recommend Andrea at Honda of Escondido. She went out of her way to get me through the whole process as quickly as possible, making several calls to Honda to … Continue reading

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

EVCard: New Resource from Plug In America

Plug In America has created a new system for EV drivers to communicate with one another. The concept, based on similar cards used on the last generation of EVs, is very simple: Print out a card that lets other drivers know how urgently you need a charge. If your trip depends on the charge, they won’t unplug you unless your full, and they can plug you in if they notice that you aren’t plugged in (if all of the charging stations were full when you arrived). If you are just topping off, drivers who are relying on a charge to complete their trip will know they can unplug you. I think this is an awesome idea, and in the perfect world all EV drivers would have these. Hopefully they catch on and become commonplace.

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EV1 at Henry Ford Museum

  The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI has added the EV1 to their “Automobile in American Life“ exhibit. The museum contacted Plug In America back in September, looking for high-resolution photos of EV1s from our website. The museum already had an EV1 on display, but wanted to create an informational billboard to go alont with … Continue reading