Subaru Stella plug-in was offered in July of 2009 on price the ¥4.73 million ($58,028 U.S. at the current exchange rate). The electric minivehicle was initially offered for fleet use and most of the models shipped out to Japanese corporations and local governments.
However, the electric minivehicle was initially offered for fleet use and most of the models shipped out to Japanese corporations and local governments. Production volume of the electric Stella is low, as the automaker intends to sell only 400 units by the end of March 2011, but the battery-powered mini is Subaru’s only plug-in offering, and losing it would, at least temporarily, knock Subaru out of the electric segment.
In 2012, Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru-branded automobiles, intends to halt minivehicle production. The exact timing of the suspension has not been announced, but it seems likely that when Fuji Heavy withdraws from the minivehicle segment, the automaker’s only electric vehicle, the battery-powered Subaru Stella, will cease to exist.
The Subaru Stella EV is powered with 9.2 kWh battery pack, generating 47kW of maximum power output, which yields a nominal range of just 55 miles.
The Stella’s interior is snug but the torque electric motor means that it accelerates off the line quickly, getting to 40 mph in just four seconds. The top speed is limited to 60 mph to keep the batteries from overheating.
The EV can be re-charged up to 80% of its capacity in 15 minutes using the quick charging system, whereas it’s also fully rechargeable in 8 hours with AC100V household power outlet or 5 hours with AC200V.
Honda CR-Z is “impressive” and lauds that the automaker has “set clear goals for the reduction of these environmental indicators and has significantly reduced their chemical emissions, waste, and energy and water use per vehicle produced.
The average mileage of a car in Honda’s fleet is 25.81 miles per gallon giving one of the best overall scores and the best average fleet mileage of any car company with 10 or more models. Honda also has 7 cars in its fleet that get at least 30 miles per gallon on the highway and has a variety of alternative fuel cars in the making including compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell cars. This complements their already available Civic hybrid and Honda has other hybrids in the works as well.
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