2013 Honda Fit EV to begin leasing on July 20

2013 Honda Fit EV

In brief: New electric vehicle from Honda will become available for lease in California and Oregon later this month.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 2013 Fit EV
Manufacturer: Honda

The word

The fully battery-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV will be available for lease on July 20 in select markets in California and Oregon at a 3-year lease price of $389 per month. The Fit EV has an adjusted miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating of 118 by the EPA, the highest ever given.

The Fit EV will be available for lease-only in key markets in Oregon and California, after which availability will expand to six East Coast markets in early 2013. The Fit EV’s three-year lease price of $389 per month works out to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,625.

Based on the popular five-door, five-passenger Fit and Fit Sport, the Fit EV features a 20 kWh Li-ion battery and a compact 92 kW (123 hp) AC synchronous electric motor that generates 189 ft-lb (256 N·m) of torque. The powertrain is teamed to a chassis with a fully-independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode drive system adapted from the CR-Z Sport Hybrid.

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The Fit EV includes an on-board 6.6kW charger to allow it to be plugged into any household outlet (120V) or 240V power supply plug.

Photo credits: Honda

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