Honda Fit EV Release Date in July but Limited Availability

Honda Fit EV Release Date

Honda Fit EV 2013 is set to be available for lease beginning July 20, 2012, with a three-year lease price of $389 per month. Problem is, they are only going to release 1,100 to the Unites States over the next two model years. Not to just any state either, it will be limited to California and Oregon with five other preselected East Coast opening shortly after.

The new 2013 Honda Fit EV is only the latest for Honda in their range of alternative-fuel vehicles available. They received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with an adjusted combined mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe.

Honda Fit EV 2013

Honda is the only automaker to have such a different range of alternative fuel vehicles, which includes the Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell electric vehicle, multiple gas-electric hybrid models and America’s only mass-produced natural gas vehicle, the Honda Civic Natural Gas.

Steven Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office said in a press release, “No other automaker on the planet is more deeply committed to produce and deliver more energy-efficient and sustainable transportation solutions than Honda. The 2013 Honda Fit EV is the latest example of this commitment.”

The Honda Fit EV can seat up to five people and takes only three hours to charge with a 240-volt charging station.  Honda says a 120-volt outlet would charge the Fit EV in less than 15 hours. That’s an improvement over the Nissan Leaf’s, but the 2013 Leaf will start to offer an upgraded 6.6-kw charger as well.  A fully charged Fit EV can go 82 miles, which can cover a daily commute for most people.

The Fit EV’s three-year lease price of $389 per month computes to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,625. There will be no purchase option at the end of the lease, and customers are responsible for insurance.

Honda Fit EV Price

Honda Fit EV Specifications:

20-kWh Li-Ion battery

Maintenance-free 92-kW AC synchronous electric motor

MPGe ratings(1) of 132/105/118 city/highway/combined

EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82-miles(1)

3-mode drive system (Econ, Normal, Sport)

Regenerative braking system

Included 120-volt portable charging cable

240-volt charge capability

Standard Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

Interactive Remote Control

Available free smartphone app

15-inch alloy wheels

Unique aerodynamic body details

Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) body structure

Vehicle Stability Assist(TM) (VSA®)

Passenger volume, 89.3 cu-ft.

Honda Fit EV

Cargo volume, rear seat up/down: 12.0/49.4 cu-ft.

Body Length x Width x Height: 162.0 x 67.7 x 62.2 in.

Wheelbase: 98.4 in.

Fit EV Firsts

First use of next-gen Honda Bio-Fabric seat material

First Honda model to use new HondaLink EV(TM) telematics

First Fit model to feature multi-link rear suspension

First Fit model to use lightweight aluminum front subframe

Honda Fit EV

If you’re interested in leasing the Honda Fit EV, you can begin the process at www.FitEV.Honda.com, which provides an EV Readiness Assessment to determine you are a good candidate for a Fit EV lease.

2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda delivers 2013 Fit EV to Google, Stanford and the city of Torrance for Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program.

2013 Honda Fit EV: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda joins the growing number of electric-vehicle manufacturers, after rolling out the 2013 Honda Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Jay Castillo
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