Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc. announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to our members in the New York area through Zipcar’s program with Honda and our relationship with Edison ParkFast,” said Zipcar President, Mark Norman. “The large number of convenient Edison ParkFast locations allows Zipcar to provide several sustainable transportation options for area residents and visitors.”
Zipcar said the new Honda Accord Plug-ins are located at 10 locations throughout Manhattan, with Zipcar branded parking spots and charging stations at each site. The plug-ins are available to all Zipcar members ages 21+, starting from $14.50 per hour.
“We’ve enjoyed our partnership with Zipcar since 2008,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties, the parent company of Edison ParkFast. “Both companies are committed to providing people in New York and elsewhere with the best possible driving and parking options. And with the arrival of Zipcar’s Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles, combined with our ParkFast charging stations, New Yorkers now have a new and environmentally friendly way of getting where they need to go.”
Zipcar is the first car sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003.
Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, based on the popular five-passenger Accord, is rated at a combined fuel economy of 46 mpg. On a full charge and tank of gas the range of the Accord Plug-in Hybrid is approximately 570 miles.
The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid battery can be recharged in about three hours when plugged into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, and in less than one hour using a 240-volt “Level-2” charger.
Zipcar’s Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid electric vehicles are available at the following Edison ParkFast locations:
167 Essex Street
15 Worth Street
174 Centre Street
375 Lafayette Street
3976 10 Avenue
161 10 Avenue
71 11th Avenue
50 West 44 Street
451 9th Avenue
409 East 110 Street