31 Jul '14, 3am

Honda Discontinuing Fit EV and Insight

Honda Discontinuing Fit EV and Insight

Yesterday Honda was reported as planning to axe the limited-market all-electric version of the Fit, and the Insight hybrid. The Fit EV (pictured) is lease-only , and Honda only ever committed to producing 1,100 units. It will be canceled in the fall, but supported until leases run out. As for the Insight, the latest generation of America’s original hybrid that was launched in 1999 will be sold through year’s end. Insight. Honda had long since played catch-up with Toyota with the Insight which uses a less sophisticated hybrid system. It does have a following, but the car clearly looks similar to a Prius Liftback, gets lower mpg, and costs less. What do they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? But Honda is not throwing in the towel. It actually is sitting on various hybrid systems proving themselves in various cars around the world. According to Edmunds , the c...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/honda-discontinuing-fit-ev-and-...

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