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November 30, 2011
Honda Fit EV expands company’s alternative fuel offerings
The new Honda Fit EV debuted at the LA Autoshow last week and adds to the company’s already impressive lineup of alternative fuel vehicles.
The Fit EV, like the Nissan Leaf, is totally electric and uses no gasoline. The car, depending on the driving mode (Econ, Normal and Sport), can achieve 123 city miles off a single charge. City/highway distance should be around 76 miles.
The Fit EV can be fully recharged in three hours. American Honda will offer the car in California and Oregon markets in 2012 and in several east coast states by 2013. Other than a higher seating position, The Fit EV is nearly identical to its gasoline powered sister. Hope you like Reflection Blue Pearl. That’s the only color available for the first vehicles.
“The Fit EV is the next critical step in Honda’s portfolio approach to alternative fueled vehicles, said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for Honda. “There is no other automaker on the planet whose spirit is more deeply invested in the effort to realize a cleaner, more energy-efficient and ultimately more sustainable transportation future than Honda.”
The Fit EV will coast $36,625 and will available for lease only. Honda says average monthly payments should be around $399. Steep? About average for such electric vehicles. The Fit EV is intended for running about town more so than hitting the interstate. It can go there, but it, like the Leaf, is more of a commuter car.