Power Up On Electric with Honda



The cost of ownership for a vehicle can get pricey, especially if you are thinking about gas prices! That is why charging up your vehicle may be the route you want to take in the long run to keep you moving and grooving through your days. Honda is introducing a pilot program called SmartCharge to celebrate YOU, who wants to go eco-friendly with your daily automotive needs.

This is currently available to Honda Fit EV owners in California, but don't fret, a test market could pop up anywhere. The idea is to automatically charge when there is a low demand for electricity and a high availability of renewable energy. 


How it Works

Fit EV drivers participate in Honda SmartCharge through the free HondaLink EV app, where drivers can create a profile and select preferred charging times. The program incentivizes drivers to participate in SmartCharge events, which delay or reschedule charging to match grid conditions. After Enel X confirms the eligibility of the user and a minimum of five charging sessions are completed, the customer will earn a $50 sign-up reward. Additional rewards of up to $50 will be calculated based on a customer’s participation rate over each two-month period. Moreover, by avoiding charging during times of peak demand, the program can potentially cut costs for utilities by avoiding the need to build expensive peak power generation plants or grid upgrades that might otherwise be necessary.

Honda Fit EVs will initially participate within the Southern California Edison service territory to enable the vehicles to react to the California Independent System Operator’s real-time energy prices. The results of the SmartCharge test program will be studied with an eye towards expanding it to additional EV models and regions.




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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Price excludes tax, tag, dealer installed options, $98 private tag agency fee and $699.00 predelivery service fee.

***Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

For EV Models, 132 city/105 highway/118 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit //www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit //www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

For 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, 50 city/45 highway/47 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.