2013 Honda Fit EV earns record efficiency rating from the EPA

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

 

Source: Honda
Image: Honda