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Honda installs 120 EV chargers at California HQ of American Honda

The move is intended to boost the use of alternative fuel vehicles by its associates for daily commuting and comes as Honda prepares for the launch of its fuel cell vehicle (FCV) next year, followed by a new battery-electric model and a new plug-in hybrid model by 2018

The new chargers will be installed in two phases and include a publicly accessible DC "fast" charger on Harpers Way, adjacent to its campus, which includes DC charging capabilities. The fee-based DC Fast charger will open in early 2016 and will support both the CHAdeMO and SAE Combo standards.

"Making workplace charging ubiquitous and accessible is the cornerstone of an effective public charging strategy that supports the maximum number of vehicles," said Steven Center, vice president of Honda's Environmental Business Development Office and Product Regulatory Office. "This expansion will make commuting in an EV a convenient option for the vast majority of Honda associates in Torrance, including those without access to charging at their homes or apartment buildings."

The project has been partly funded by a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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