The 2013 Honda Fit EV set a record this week, as the EPA gave it a combined rating of 118 MPG equivalent, and a power consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV set a record this week, as the EPA gave it a combined rating of 118 MPG equivalent, and a power consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles, making it the most fuel-efficient passenger car ever produced.
The new hatchback sports a 92-kw (123-hp) coaxial electric motor that generates 188 ft-lb of torque, a 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a 6.6-kW charger that can deliver a full charge in three hours.
“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 Honda VP Steve Center.
The Fit EV will be available for lease in selected California and Oregon markets during the summer of 2012, and will go on sale in 2013 at an MSRP of $36,625. The proud parent provided a handy comparison chart to show how its new baby compares to its peers.
MPGe Efficiency Range
Honda Fit EV 118 29 kWh/100 miles 82 miles
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 112 30 62 miles
Ford Focus Electric 105 32 76 miles
Nissan Leaf 99 34 73 miles