2013 Honda Fit EV
Honda certainly garnered the attention of the car world when they announced that their latest Fit would return a city/highway MPG equivalent of 118. Equivalent being the keyword, as this particular 2013 Fit is all electric. Powered by a 92 kW coaxial electric motor, the Fit EV claims an average combined range of 82 miles, and boasts low charge times and high speeds. So we just had to drive one for ourselves. With Sport, normal, and ECON modes to choose from, this EV aims to please. We felt a surprising kick in Sport, a smooth ride and response in normal, and we can’t complain about the efficiency in ECON mode. Outside, the Fit EV should look familiar. Subtle changes are ushered in through the tweaked rear roofline spoiler, and redesigned taillights. Gone is the chrome exhaust tip, and the serrated front grille. Climb inside and you’ll find “bio-fabric” seats, standard navigation, and EV gauges to help maximize your driving range. Honda plans a limited release for the 2013 Fit EV this summer in California and Oregon only. The East Coast will have to wait until sometime next year. And while it’s only available for lease, Honda pegs the sale price at around $37,000.
Engine: 92 kW coaxial electric motor