New York Zipsters Get a Charge out of Driving with New Accord Plug-in Hybrids
Edison ParkFast and Zipcar team up to provide more sustainable transportation
options for New York
BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2013
BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc., the
world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of
twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybridsto 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."
The new Honda Accord Plug-ins are located at 10 convenient 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 a longstanding pioneer in using advanced vehicle technologies as 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. Zipcar's strong innovative history
joined with Edison ParkFast's numerous locations provides Zipcar members with
access to new advanced technology and more alternate fuel vehicles, both
ranked highly by members in recent surveys.
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 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid electric vehicles are available at the
following Edison ParkFast locations:
o167 Essex Street
o15 Worth Street
o174 Centre Street
o375 Lafayette Street
o3976 10 Avenue
o161 10 Avenue
o71 11th Avenue
o50 West 44 Street
o451 9th Avenue
o409 East 110 Street
For more information, visit www.zipcar.com.
About Edison ParkFast
Edison ParkFast is a leading parking company with an emphasis on customer
service that owns and operates 40 garages and lots in New York City,
Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore. ParkFast offers daily and monthly
parking packages, text-ahead service, motorcycle, bike and scooter storage and
electronic charging stations at many locations. ParkFast is part of Edison
Properties, a family-owned company that also owns and operates Manhattan Mini
Storage, WorkSpace Offices, Executive Offices and Pre-Built Suites, the
Hippodrome office building and the Ludlow, the luxury residential high-rise on
the Lower East Side.
In addition to producing the Accord Plug-In, Honda has developed numerous
technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, including
the Honda Fit EV, Civic Natural Gas and the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell
electric vehicle (FCEV). Honda has also led the Union of Concerned Scientists
(UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a
Honda vehicle has topped the list of America's greenest vehicles from the
America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for 15 out of 16
Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas
and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,
Spain and Austria. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service
vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart,
simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation
needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a
leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is
available at www.zipcar.com.
Contact: Jennifer Mathews, Zipcar - Public Relations, (617) 336-4605,
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