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By Brad Berman ·
March 24, 2015

Honda Is First To Offer Attractive Used EV Leases

Honda a few days ago announced that it would extend the lease on a used Fit EV for two years at $199 per month. That’s with no money down, unlimited mileage, routine maintenance and collision coverage. Moreover, those attractive leases on used Fit EVs—if declined by the current driver—will be extended to new customers. As a result, a used Honda Fit EV could become the least expensive small electric car on the market.

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By David Herron ·
July 02, 2013

Electric Vehicle Stereotypes Smoked at REFUEL 2013 Race at Laguna Seca Raceway

For some, what will sell electric vehicles is performance, and electric racing events offer the chance to demolish EV stereotypes.

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By Zach McDonald ·
June 08, 2013

Southern California Honda Dealerships Sell Out of Fit EV Following Price Cut

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that a recent series of price cuts from automakers aimed at increasing the attractiveness of their electric vehicle models has been successful, leading to long waiting lists for the Honda Fit EV and strong dealer demand for cars like the Fiat 500e and Chevy Spark.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 28, 2013

Four Normal-Looking Electric Cars Worth Considering

The 2013 Nissan LEAF might be the world’s best-selling electric car, but it’s hardly what you’d call a regular-looking car. In fact, with its bulbous headlights and accentuated rear, the LEAF—just like the Mitsubishi i and Toyota Prius—screams for attention as an eco-mobile. Many electric car drivers—including myself—love the LEAF’s unconventional design. But if you want to drive an electric car that looks "normal" however, consider these four all-electric cars that might even be mistaken for their gas-powered siblings.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 20, 2013

Have Kids? Three Family-Friendly Electric Cars To Consider

Despite what friends and family might tell you, however, you don’t need a big gas-guzzling car to raise a family. Check out three electric vehicles that can work well for family life.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 13, 2013

Anti-EV Vitriol Is Alive and Well

Car and Driver’s drive review of the Honda Fit EV in its May 2013 issue is pretty much what you would expect from an auto buff rag: a brutal take-down on electric vehicles. But to dismiss the review as a bad review of a single electric car—or as standard fare from gearheads who revel in the rev of a gas-powered engine—would be to miss an opportunity to better understand persistent resistance to EVs.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 15, 2013

Honda Fit EV Headed to East Coast Dealers by End of February

Though still a lease-only vehicle, the Honda Fit EV will begin to arrive at select East Coast dealership later this month. Priced at $389 per month for a 36-month lease, it's unlikely the Fit EV can compete with substantially cheaper electric offerings.

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By Colby Trudeau ·
January 28, 2013

Honda Fit EV Overheats When Used with Blink Chargers

Like many EV drivers, I charge my Honda Fit EV almost exclusively on Ecotality’s Blink charging stations. Well, I used to. Ecotality installed seven Blink charging units at my place of work and when I first got my Honda Fit EV, I charged on them without any problems. However, over the course of a few months, some of them wouldn’t charge my car.

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By Eric Loveday ·
September 05, 2012

Honda Expands Fit EV Launch to Include Japan

Honda sees a very limited role for electric cars in the automotive future in the United States. But Europe and Asia could be a different story, according to company executives. Last week, Honda started leasing the Fit EV to a few governments and businesses in Japan.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 30, 2012

Honda Fit EV’s B Gear Increases Regen Braking, But Not Substantially

My one-week loan with the Honda Fit EV ended today. Most of my exploration of the car focused this week was on the Fit EV’s unique proposition: multiple mode settings. The modes give drivers the choice to emphasize range, performance or a balance of both. As I’ve argued for some time, what makes a great electric car is not acceleration—it’s how it brakes. So, in the last few days, I used the “B” gear as much as possible in the Fit EV. When you slip the Fit EV into B, there is a noticeable increase in grab from the regenerative braking system.

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