Among the electrics were a Honda Fit EV (driven by Chuck who I met at the Temecula plug-in day event) a Nissan Leaf, two Codas, a Chevy Volt, a Toyota Rav4 Hydrogen electric vehicle, and two BMW Active E's.
|Me and my shadow E|
|Nissan Leaf, Honda Civic CNG, Hyundai hybrid, VW TDI|
|Chuck's Honda Fit EV and two Codas|
Chuck was nice enough to let me test drive the Honda Fit EV. It's very impressive. A small car, but with plenty of room, including a back seat that holds 3 passengers. It has all the upgrades, including navigation, heated seats and a back-up camera. And it can go. In fact, when in sport mode, the Fit EV has acceleration that rivals the Active E. The only noticeable difference is that the Fit is front-wheel drive as opposed to the rear-wheel drive Active E. And there's quite a bit less regenerative braking when taking your foot off the accelerator. But all in all, a truly exceptional EV.
There were also a couple of hybrid vehicles, including a Ford C-Max hybrid and Hyundai hybrid, and a Honda Civic compressed natural gas vehicle.
We had a good turn out and talked to passerby's about the joys of driving electric. The BMWs were, as always, a big hit and people loved looking and learning about BMW's EV program.
|Saying goodbye to my twin Active E|