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2013 Honda Fit EV is an Electric Car Little Compromises (Review)

may have been the first to bring a hybrid vehicle to the with the first generation Insight, over a decade but today Toyota’s Prius and the of its hybrid models overshadow of Honda’s efforts. Many have commented that has lost its way, but could the new Fit EV that arrives next convince the world that is serious about green

The 2013 Honda Fit EV is Honda’s to the Nissan LEAF EV and Ford Electric. Honda chose to its new electric car on the existing Honda Fit rather than create a model, like the Nissan On the outside, the biggest differences are a front and rear fascia, is in many ways, sportier the standard Fit.

Honda calls the Fit EV’s efficient emotional, as it refines the Fit’s form with upgrades that are functional and the Fit’s fun to drive performance. The aerodynamics from the revised give the Fit EV a 14% lower coefficient of than the standard Fit. The Fit exterior is far sportier and less looking the Nissan LEAF.

It to be seen if buyers will the LEAF’s unique exterior lets other drivers on the know that you are driving an car or if buyers will prefer an that looks more a standard car.

Inside the Fit EV pretty close to the standard The biggest differences from the seat are the new digital readout for the and the new other gauges that information about the Fit EV’s drive system. The Fit EV also standard climate control, a system and the seats are wrapped in a new of Honda’s Bio-Fabric. One thing is sadly missing, is the standard rear magic seat, has been swapped out with a rear folding seat to room for the battery pack.

Other than that the Fit interior is just as spacious and as the standard Fit’s.

What’s it Got the Hood?

Under the hood the Fit EV out the standard Fit’s 1.5L for a 92 kW electric motor, 6.6 kW charger and battery pack. The Fit EV has a three-mode system (sport, normal and The Fit EV was just labeled as the most efficient vehicle in the U.S. by the which certified it with a 118 rating. which is higher the LEAF and Ford Focus

It has an EPA rated combined city/ driving range of 82 miles on a charge. Using a 240-volt Honda states that it takes less than hours to fully recharge the Fit battery pack compared to the hours it takes other vehicles.

An interactive remote with a range of up to 100 feet can control charging and operation of the control system when the Fit EV is to a power supply. Charging can be set to turn on when electricity are at their lowest level the Fit EV’s Multi-Information Display or by the Fit EV app.

Many car buyers probably expect the Fit EV to be less fun to than the standard Fit, but to the standard Fit’s already platform, the Fit EV is more fun to drive some of the other electric on the market. One big change for the Fit EV is the addition of an rear suspension compared to the Fit’s rear torsion Honda gave us a chance to the Fit EV alongside the Nissan LEAF.

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Acceleration and slalom back to runs of the two electric cars how much sportier and nimble the Fit EV is to the LEAF. The heavier Nissan exhibited more body and was slower than the Fit. town the Fit EV was a joy to drive with its torque and three different modes.

The Fit EV’s transmission has a B range, that optimizes the of regenerative braking energy is sent back to the battery.

The first Honda Fit EV’s start arriving next but Honda has chosen to launch it in select markets in California and Buyers on the East Coast be able to get their hands on one sometime in early 2013. the Nissan Leaf, which can be Honda will only buyers to lease the Fit EV at $389 a for 36 months.

Honda will only plans to build Fit EVs over the next two model which means that you likely still see more LEAFs on the road.

With the of infrastructure, electric cars are not as viable as standard cars for transportation. The Fit EV and the other electric on the market are mainly for households have more than one car in the But either way, the Fit EV does that Honda has what it to build a competitive green The Honda Fit EV is easily the best in its segment.

It has power and driving dynamics you wouldn’t necessarily expect an electric car, it has the highest efficiency rating that the EPA has given and there aren’t any on the inside.

If only Honda build more.

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