American Honda announced today that the first all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV was delivered to a couple in Southern California.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV is the latest in Honda’s diverse and expansive portfolio of alternative-fuel vehicles, earning a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, and a consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles.
Ventura County, Calif., residents, Matt and Becky Walton, took delivery of their Honda Fit EV at the Woodland Hills Honda dealership located north of Los Angeles.
The couple was the very first registrant to sign up to lease the Fit EV at www.FitEV.Honda.com and plan to use their vehicle as a daily commuter car. Matt and Becky Walton have a long history of owning Honda vehicles, beginning with a Honda N600 sedan and a Honda Z600 coupe in the 1970s and now a Honda Odyssey which will be used as a secondary car.
Honda initially will certify Honda dealers in select California and Oregon markets as Fit EV dealers to provide an excellent customer experience for Fit EV customers’ sales and service needs.
The Fit EV will be available for lease-only in key markets starting in California and Oregon, after which availability will expand to East Coast markets in early 2013. The Fit EV’s lease price of $389 per month over a three-year term computes to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,625.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]