Honda has announced that the 2013 Honda Fit EV is set to arrive on the East Coast later this month.
Honda has announced that the 2013 Honda Fit EV is set to arrive on the East Coast later this month. Up until now the Fit EV has only been available in California and Oregon. The Fit EV will be available for lease at Honda dealerships in selected markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. Customers will be able to lease the Fit EV for three years at $389 per month.
“Expanding the availability of the ultra-efficient Fit EV to the East Coast is the next logical step in Honda’s strategic and customer-focused approach to growing the market for low-CO2, sustainable mobility technologies,” said Steve Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office. “Combining Honda’s extensive EV experience with customers-which began 15 years ago with the Honda EV Plus-with the 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 powered by a 20kWh lithium-ion battery and a 123 horsepower electric motor that generates 189 ft-lb of torque. It has an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82-miles. An onboard charger allows the vehicle to be plugged into any household-type 120-volt outlet or an available 240-volt AC power supply. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator illumination point.