With such an efficient drivetrain, the Fit EV’s 20-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery provides the capacity to earn an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82-miles, allowing the Fit EV to surpass the EPA efficiency and range ratings of the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe, 76-mile range), Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe, 73-mile range), and Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe, 62-mile range). The Fit EV’s exceptionally efficient design – encompassing everything from savvy powertrain design, weight-conscious engineering and effective aerodynamics – makes the most of the Fit EV’s smaller battery. Additionally, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours from a low charge indicator illumination point when connected to a 240-volt circuit.
“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.
The Fit EV’s 92 kilowatt (123 horsepower) coaxial electric motor generates 188 ft.-lb. of torque, and is teamed to a chassis with a fully-independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode electric drive system adapted from the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid.
Honda debuted the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and announced plans to begin leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to customers in select California and Oregon markets during the summer of 2012, followed by an East Coast rollout in 2013.
About Conicelli Honda, Serving Greater Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Located minutes from Philadelphia at 1100 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken, Pa., Conicelli Honda (http://www.conicellihonda.com) offers a full selection of new and pre-owned Nissan vehicles. Conicelli Honda was the #1 volume Honda dealer in Pennsylvania (based on new vehicle volume sales in 2011, as reported by Honda).
Located off exit 18B of the Blue Route (I-476), Conicelli Honda is pleased to serve the Greater Philadelphia region, including southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby Delaware and New Jersey towns.
For more information on the 2013 Honda Fit EV or any other vehicle in the Honda lineup, visit the Conicelli Honda website (http://www.conicellihonda.com)