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Honda Fit EV rated at 118 MPGe – highest ever by EPA

Honda announced to day that its new electric version of the popular Honda Fit has received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Here’s the announcement from Honda: 

The 2013 Honda Fit EV, with a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the EPA. Further, with an unprecedented low consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles and low EPA rated annual fuel cost of $500, the fun-to-drive 2013 Honda Fit EVcan help consumers get more miles for each charging dollar.

With such an efficient drivetrain, the Fit EV’s 20-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery provides the capacity to earn an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82-miles, allowing the Fit EV to surpass the EPA efficiency and range ratings of the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe, 76-mile range), Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe, 73-mile range), and Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe, 62-mile range). The Fit EV’s exceptionally efficient design – encompassing everything from savvy powertrain design, weight-conscious engineering and effective aerodynamics – makes the most of the Fit EV’s smaller battery. Additionally, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours from a low charge indicator illumination point when connected to a 240-volt circuit.

Honda says that it will start leasing the Fit EV to customers in California and Oregon this summer followed by an EastCoast rollout in 2013.

Here’s a chart listing the EPA ratings for the top electric vehicles soon to hit the market.

Model EPA Combined
MPGe Rating
EPA Combined
kWh/100ml1
Battery Capacity EPA Label Range
Honda Fit EV 118 29 20 kWh 82 miles
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 112 30 16 kWh 62 miles
Ford Focus Electric 105 32 23 kWh 76 miles
Nissan Leaf 99 34 24 kWh 73 miles

Click here for more information about the Honda Fit EV.

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