Anne Herrin, a Point Loma real estate agent with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has joined the green movement by acquiring an all electric vehicle for use in her real estate business. After studying her auto use, she realized 90 percent of her business was within the range of a zero emission electric car.
“The majority of my business with clients is conducted locally within the 80 mile range of the electric vehicle I chose. My car, the Honda Fit EV, is very roomy and comfortable inside, plus has great performance. I think my clients will enjoy its features and quiet ride” said Herrin.
Honda is offering only 1000 Honda Fit EV electric vehicles in a few select states. The Fit EV is equipped with a monitoring system that gathers information on the electric vehicle’s use and reliability through an onboard data link. This data is continuously and automatically transmitted to Honda and will be used in the development of future electrical vehicles. The Fit EV has an e-mpg rating of 118 miles per gallon and can recharge in three hours.
Herrin said “With the stop and go driving required in showing houses to my clients, my gas mileage really suffered. I look forward to driving in our neighborhoods in a quiet, exhaust free vehicle. My office is located in Liberty Station, and the installation of new charging stations outside of the Vons market makes it an ideal fit for me. I’ll still keep my SUV in the garage, and make it available for use for those client’s with larger families or those with special requirements. I have only had the Fit EV a short time, and everyone who has had an opportunity to ride in it has been very impressed. This car is so fun to drive and it feels great to be helping the environment.”
19 new Blink Network electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at Liberty Station where Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Point Loma office is located. They will be available for public use in the coming weeks. To find other area charging stations go to the Department of Energy website http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html