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Honda enters the electric-car with the Fit EV

Electric cars are out fast and furious. And it seems the improves with each new The latest EV to hit the streets is an electric of the Honda Fit.

Rather be a purpose-built model like the Honda EV Plus, the Fit EV has been repackaged from the standard Its lithium-ion drive battery under the floor, so the car has been 40 mm. The rear cargo floor has been raised 35 mm to make room for the battery pack, and the seat has been moved 85 mm to restore passenger space lost to the battery. This the standard Fit’s neat folding tricks that the car so roomy and flexible.

Styling tweaks and a full tray give it 14-percent aerodynamic drag than the Fit.

The air-cooled 20-kWh pack is 15-20-percent smaller those in the Ford Focus and the Nissan Leaf. It uses a new oxide material in the anode, Honda says gives the better durability over and higher charge cycles. produces the battery, which it SCiB, through a new partnership Toshiba.

The Fit EV has been rated at 82 miles of by the EPA, a bit more than the 76 for the Ford Focus EV and the 73 miles for the Leaf.

The Fit EV is rated at the equivalent of 118 mpg by the EPA, compared with 105 for the Focus EV and 99 MPGe for the Leaf.

the latest Honda hybrids, the Fit EV has driving modes: Eco, and Sport. In the Fit EV, however, the three actually change the output of the

Eco mode yields just 63 hp to battery, Normal is rated at 100 hp, and mode delivers 123 hp—notably six horsepower than the conventional The motor is the same as that in FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle.

The Fit EV has a 6.6-kW onboard charger can deliver a full charge in over three hours on a Level 2 charger. Perhaps significant, if you can find a Level 2 when the battery’s low, it can you about 20 miles of range in an The three-hour charge time drivers in California and other with lower off-peak rates can get a full charge the lowest rate window, says.


A smartphone app or key fob remote will drivers to precondition the cabin for up to 30 before driving, map local stations, verify the state of and more.

Honda is making the Fit EV for lease, first to customers in and parts of Oregon. Leasing a Fit cost $389 a month for 36 with no down payment. The includes collision insurance, maintenance, traffic data for the GPS system, and roadside assistance.

Honda Fit Electric Cars

spring, Honda plans Coast introductions, primarily in the York-Washington corridor.

Honda only plans to 1,100 Fit EVs for the 2013 and 2014 years. After that, a new of the Fit will debut, and Honda to an improved electric version of car. Once the cars’ is up, Honda representatives say they no shortage of fleet customers to use the cars.

We borrowed a Fit EV to evaluate week, and we’ll share our impressions soon.

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