The Japanese carmaker plans to lease approximately 200 units of the Fit EV in the next two years, mostly to local governments and businesses.
Honda says the Fit EV achieves world’s best AC energy consumption rate of 106 Wh/km and one-charge mileage of 225 km (140 miles) in JC08 mode.
The Fit EV is priced at 4 million yen (about $51,000), including tax.
In July, Honda released the Fit EV in the United States, where it hopes to sell 1,100 units in the coming three years.
In the U.S., the Honda Fit EV received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the EPA, with an adjusted combined mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe.