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2013 Honda Fit EV review

The 2013 Honda Fit EV is a 50-mile-per-drive that would suit a commuter. Photo by Honda .

The design of the 2013 Honda Fit EV identical to the regular Honda Photo by Honda .

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DIGITAL ANDREW STOY: I continue to forward to our electrified future, such a future come to and the 2013 Honda Fit EV is reason for optimism.


In a nutshell, this is a good commuter: The Fit EV is smooth-riding good steering response, interior materials for what it is and designed basic controls. drivers can put it in D and pretend they’re a regular Fit — the only difference is the lack of engine Engaged drivers will B mode, providing far more braking and throttle resolution.

It’s entirely possible to the Fit EV in B mode without using the at all. The regen is aggressive but linear, making it far easier to use in heavy traffic than hybrid competitors (Infiniti M cough-cough).

For comparison purposes, it quite match the Ford Electric as a driver, but the Fit offers outward visibility and storage even in electric form. said it before: It’s one of those carnival funhouses are impossibly large on the inside its exterior dimensions.

The Fit EV falls because of a feature completely to its fuel-free nature: Honda’s small-car navigation head It’s the same one in the Civic. and outstandingly bad with tiny illogical controls, slow times and marginal visibility. insult, Honda has neglected to one of its highest-tech vehicles with a USB leaving only an AUX jack or streaming for music player

It’s going to take a in electricity storage to bring the down and the range up to acceptable before the general public to EVs en masse. But when that occurs, it’s going to be a golden age of the automobile; I, for one, our torque-filled future.

ASSOCIATE JAKE LINGEMAN: I took the Fit EV home for the night and found it acceptable for my 12-mile commute, in Eco mode. I used about 15 off of the 59-mile range of the car, because I put it to the floor a few times traffic broke up.

I jumped in a bit and it was down to 40 miles, but it was pretty outside. The next morning it was up to 52 miles, plenty to get me in to work. Not where those extra miles went.

Like Andy said, a perfectly capable commuter, and if you 20 miles or so from work it be your everyday car. If you a charger at work, you could even further.

It looks to the regular Fit, which is a thing. It doesn’t have body work or a wedge or a bunch of crazy spoilers. It blend in with just anything — as long as you can get graphics off the side.

EXECUTIVE BOB GRITZINGER: Welcome to the future, 50 at a time. I mentioned in a Twitter that, other than anxiety, I like the 2013 Fit EV. A follower replied that the could be said of all EVs.

I beg to differ.

Unlike most hybrids, the Chevrolet Volt. you it, this Fit is normal in nearly way except the powertrain and the instrument Oh, and you plug it in instead of stopping for What I’m saying is this car doesn’t feel a science project, and doesn’t like one.

Other the FIT EV badging on the lower door the exterior is the same as a normal Inside, it’s all the same for the IP. The navigation system is familiar stuff, the shifter is normal heck, you even use an actual key in a to turn the car on.

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How novel is that?

you turn the key, it is evident isn’t a normal powertrain, There’s no starter noise or hum, just silence. the dash reads ready, you put the in gear and whir away. the Fit EV seems to drive like any Fit, but with much torque on tap. There be some handling penalty due to weight, but I’m not sure extra weight low in the chassis of a car is such a bad thing.

It makes the car feel more on the highway, for instance.

I’m Andy — if this of silent, torquey power is the I’m all in. Once the range and breakthroughs come — and will (if you have any doubt, the incredibly rapid evolution of the phone) — we’ll all be the EV future.

2013 Honda Fit EV

Price: $389 per month for years

Powertrain: 92-kW AC motor; FWD

Output: 63 hp Econ mode, 100 hp mode, 123 hp Sport mode, 189

Curb Weight: 3,252 lb

Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): mpge

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