2014 Honda Fit EV Vs 2014 Fiat 500e

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2014 Honda Fit EV Vs. 2014 500e

Electric vehicles be the future but we need to say that is a decent number ov EV s that are on the market and drivers can choose one they find most for their use. At this among the most popular are Honda Fit and 2014 Fiat so we are here to offer the review and of these two cars.

To review the of the Fit, its electric motor is from the one installed in Honda’s FCX fuel-cell EV and pumps out 123 hp and 189 lb-ft of The motor is fed by a 20-kWh, air-cooled battery pack made by Range on the unadjusted, highly LA4 driving loop is 123 miles, but the EPA range on the window sticker be closer to 76 miles.

That’s on a consumption figure of 29 kWh per 100 miles; the Leaf uses slightly energy at 34 kWh per 100 miles.

The battery is mounted underneath the car. a decision that resulted in a that’s three inches than the conventional model’s, but the cathedral ceiling meant we didn’t notice the reduced The trick Magic Seat, the seat bottom can flip also is lost in the switch to although the rear seatbacks still be able to fold and allow for various other for increased utility.

Other interior modifications are noticeable, such as the revised cluster. In the EV, the rightmost pod houses a battery-capacity gauge and two gauges indicate accessory draw: one for the system and one marked “others” for else. In the middle is a digital with a smaller digital indicator underneath; below is a familiar Honda multifunction

The left pod shows instantaneous flow, whether you’re power or recharging. The 2014 Fit EV has three drive modes: normal, and sport. In sport the car’s electric motor more of its fury, and the availability of anger is shown in the instrument as an extended band on the power

As mentioned, our preview drive was a few miles around the grounds of Ring Motegi. Based on our exposure, though, the Fit EV shows After all, the basic car has won 10Best awards. The EV version feels like the standard although the heavy battery won’t tell us exactly how it weighs—imparts a bit of wobble to the handling.

As in the Leaf, the steering lacks but the Fit’s setup has much weight to it, which helps We didn’t reach the 90-mph top but the motor continues to pull even at higher velocities, is where EVs such as the Leaf to fall off. Normal and driving modes are essentially the the latter simply dulls response.

Sport mode the most aggressive pedal and the extra power is definitely

As already announced, Fit EV production be limited to 1100 cars only in select U.S. All will be leased at an estimated of $399 per month starting summer. That’s a shame, this Fit is good enough to a larger audience.

California’s mandate, which requires automakers to collectively produce emissions-free vehicles between and 2014 (and many after that), is making the State a fertile birthing for EVs. Between state and incentives, as well as companies to meet their production it’s also creating the buyer’s market.

Take new 500e. Created for and sold in alone, this $32,500 special” can be leased for just per month with $999 the same as a gas-powered, $16,700 500 Looking to buy?

Government and Fiat-provided spiffs the cost to just $20,500.

kinds of numbers are enough to get folks who’ve never an EV to stop and think. But the 500e’s extends far beyond its value as we found during a morning the wheel at Chrysler’s proving in Chelsea, Michigan.


In place of the standard 500’s 101 98 lb-ft of torque 1.4-liter the 500e uses a permanent-magnet AC electric motor that 111 ponies and 149 lb-ft of twist to the wheels through a push-button transmission.

Zero-to-60 mph arrives in nine seconds – roughly a quicker than the fossil edition can manage – and the diesel-like of low-end pull means it particularly zippy at around-town and in merging situations.

At first, the 24-kWh lithium-ion battery sounds like a fun-sapping, deal breaker – the heated and unit adds 642 lbs. to the boosting the curb weight to 3,000 lbs.

In reality, its are wide-ranging. Mounted below the and stretching nearly all the way from the seats to the rear bumper, the improves weight distribution a rather nose-heavy 64/36 to 57/43 while also the center of gravity. These along with stiffer and rigidity-enhancing reinforcements necessitated by the batteries, help the 500e to significantly more planted and in turns than its gas-powered

Looking the EV part

Unique and rear fascias with matrix” detailing, deeper sills, special 15-inch and a rear spoiler let onlookers it’s the all-electric Fiat gazing at. Not just for show, touches are the result of more 140 hours of wind tunnel and cut the coefficient of drag from .36 to .31 – to add 5 miles of range at highway

Total combined range is by the EPA at 87 miles – slightly better what the competition can offer and claims that 100 miles is achievable in city driving, the regenerative brakes really into the picture. Easy to and natural in feel, they’re always working to recapture switching to conventional friction only below eight mph or the battery is fully charged. also play a role in the combined mpg-equivalent figure of 116

With a standard 6.6-kW refilling the battery takes four hours with a charger. A free smartphone app owners remotely remotely on battery status, locate stations, schedule charging rates are lowest, and pre-heat or their cars.

On the road, EV data like range and charge level is by a model-specific seven-inch TFT instrument which also displays “eco” and “charge” modes. than being actual settings, they simply how efficiently the 500e is being – similar to real-time fuel gauges in gasoline vehicles, it take a genius to figure out going easy on the throttle is the way to the rather simplistic system and decrease energy consumption.

An snap-on TomTom navigation provides additional vehicle but looks cheap and actually forward visibility – an in-dash infotainment system would be a upgrade. That s a complaint we ve before on the standad 500.

the other major interior low is space (or lack thereof). For all of its benefits, the battery pack intrude into the diminutive already cramped cabin, four inches of rear and four cubic feet of space. Only children and the vertically-challenged adults will be to squeeze in back, although still a reasonably-useful 26.3 feet of cargo room the rear bench folded

On the plus side, the 500e is on the standard 500’s range-topping trim level, meaning the boasts a premium Alpine system, heated seats, climate control and the aforementioned nav That content isn’t at the ostensible $32,500 price t forget about all those but it’s more than after the hefty incentives into play.

Also is access to a rental car from for 12 days a year for the first years of ownership, a measure to ease range anxiety and longer road trips the 500e can manage.

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