The Honda Fit EV, the most efficient car on the market, was released on the West Coast last year (in particular, in California and Oregon). Now, it is also coming to the East Coast this month. In particular, it will be coming to select markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.
As has been the case on the West Coast, however, the Fit EV will only be available for lease. It will be leasing for $389/month — the same as on the West Coast. An estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) based on that would be $36,625.
The Fit EV has a fuel efficiency of 118 MPGe, just 3 MPGe below the Scion iQ EV. The Scion iQ EV isn’t yet for sale or lease for common citizens — it is apparently only being used for urban and campus car-sharing programs at the moment — so if fuel efficiency is your number one concern (and you are set on getting a car rather than a scooter or bike), the Fit EV is the car to… lease.
The Fit EV has a driving range of 82 miles according to the EPA, and a “low energy-consumption rating” of 29 kWh/100 miles.
Here are some more details from Honda:
Based on the award-winning five-door, five-passenger Honda Fit, the 100-percent electric Fit EV features a 20-kilowatt-hour (kWh) Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery and a compact 92-kilowatt (123 horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor that generates 189 ft-lb of torque. This efficient powertrain is teamed to a chassis with a fully-independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode drive system….
An onboard charger allows the vehicle to be plugged into any household-type 120-volt outlet (dedicated GFCI outlet recommended) or an available 240-volt AC power supply. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator illumination point3. When connected to an outlet, charging can be started or stopped with an included Fit EV interactive remote control, through an available smartphone application or through the internet on a personal computer.
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