Honda Fit EV Headed to East Coast Dealers by End of February
The 2013 Honda Fit EV, which launched in California and Oregon in July 2012, will soon come to select East Coast markets at the end of February. According to Honda, the Fit EV will be offered at select dealerships in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.
Sadly, the Fit EV remains a pricey, lease-only vehicle. Honda says the ultra-efficient Fit EV will still cost $389 per month for a three-year lease. Consumers can't buy the electric Fit, as it's a lease-only vehicle. However, Honda does say that "real-world feedback from early Fit EV lessees in several different markets will help us prepare for growing adoption of electric vehicles."
The Fit EV is rated at a combined 118 MPGe and boasts an EPA-rated driving range of 82 miles. The electric Fit features a 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a compact 123-horsepower electric motor that generates 189 pound-feet of torque.
While we'd like to say more of the Fit EV, its ridiculously high monthly lease rate and extremely limited availability render it a bit player electric vehicle segment.
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