The EV Plus featured on-board conductive charging with the Avcon connector, passive battery balancing, regenerative braking and deceleration, AC/heat-pump climate control, HID headlights, 4 seats, and electrically heated windshield. Units deployed in cold climates also had oil-fired heaters for faster cabin heating and passenger comfort. As with virtually all vehicles, range was affected by driving style: rapid acceleration, high speeds, and fast stops lowered the all-electric range significantly. United States Environmental Protection Agency rated at 81 miles (130 km), careful driving would give it a range of just over 100 miles (160 km). The EV Plus came with a 12 V battery for running normal 12 volt accessories and lighting.
Recharge: 8 hours with 220 V charger, 35 hours with 110 V emergency charger.
Acceleration: 4.9 s (0-30 mph)
Maximum Speed: 80+ mph (130 km/h)
Range: 100 miles or 160 km (80% discharge) under ideal conditions. EPA Rated to 81 miles (130 km) range (UDDS).
Lease Cost: $455/mo for 36 mo. (including comprehensive collision, all maintenance and roadside assistance)
Colors: dark green, bronze, silver
The EV Plus was listed with an MSRP of $53,900, but Honda never allowed them to be sold, instead offering the cars on a 3-year, lease-only program for $455.00 mo. Honda allowed some customers to extend their EV Plus lease for a few years. At the end of the leases, all EV Plus cars were taken back by Honda as decommissioned and eventually destroyed. A few Honda EV Plus chassis were used as the base for some of Honda's first hydrogen (H2) fuel cell vehicle prototypes. Then those prototypes were also destroyed.