Honda Fit EV Receives Best Ever EPA Efficiency Rating - 118 MPGe

Honda Fit EV 1 photo
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The Honda FIT EV was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in November 2011, when the manufacturer announced that the car would be available for lease on year later, at €318 ($399) per month.
Well, the Fit EV has just recorded a combined figure of 118 MPGe, when tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 118 represents the highest figure registered to date, making the Fit EV more efficient than the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe) Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe) and the very impressive Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe).

The Fit’s extreme energy efficiency comes courtesy of its 123 hp electric motor which draws power from a 20 kWh battery pack. It also has a maximum range of 200 km (123 miles) in the city, which falls to only 125 km (76 miles) when taking the car on the highway.

Again, we like the subtle way the Fit deals with its ‘green’ status, being given a unique blue paint finish, slight styling tweaks and discrete(-ish) badging. With it’s price of €29,300 ($36,625), it wouldn’t have sold at all, but with Honda announcing the 1,100 cars they expect to make will only be available as a lease, things start to make a little more sense.
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