The 2013 Honda Fit EV has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to offer 118MPGe (mile-per-gallon equivalency) combined, with the 132 MPGe city and 105 MPGe on the highway, the highest rating of any electric passenger car to date.
With a low consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles and low EPA rated annual fuel cost of $500, the 2013 Honda Fit EV can help consumers get more miles for each charging dollar.
Using a 20-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the 2013 Fit EV gets a total range of 82-mile in the combined driving cycle.
The EPA rates the Ford Focus Electric at 105 MPGe (76-mile range), Nissan LEAF at 99 MPGe (73-mile range) and Mitsubishi i-MiEV at 112 MPGe (62-mile range).
The Fit EV’s 92 kilowatt (123 horsepower) coaxial electric motor generates 189 ft-lb of torque, and is teamed to a chassis with a fully-independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode electric drive system adapted from the CR-Z Sport Hybrid. The Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours from a low charge indicator illumination point when connected to a 240-volt circuit.
Honda debuted the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced plans to begin leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to 1,100 customers in select California and Oregon markets during the summer of 2012, followed by an East Coast rollout in 2013.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV will cost $399 a month for 36 months and have an MSRP of $37,415, including destination.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]