The electric version of Honda's new 2013 Honda Fit has received the highest received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the Environmental Protection Agency, Honda says.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV will get a mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 miles per gallon equivelent using Environmental Protection Agency methodology. The measure is confusing, since the car doesn't use any gasoline. But the upshot is a whole year's worth of electricity to power the car is estimated to cost less than $500 if the buyer opted for gas instead.
The Fit EV will go 82 miles between charges, more than the 76 miles of a Ford Focus Electric or 73 miles of a Nissan Leaf. The Fit can be recharged in 3 hours on a 240-volt system. Its motor puts out the equivilent of 123 horsepower.
"Just as important as the industry-leading fuel-efficiency and fast recharging time, as a Honda, the 2013 Fit EV will be an absolute kick to drive," said Steve Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office.