2013 Honda Fit EV-A Review

November 23, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Honda showcased the all new 2013 Honda Fit EV in an auto show of Los Angeles on 16th of November 2011 which is based on the most famous Fit Hatchback. 2013 Honda Fit EV is a unique model of Honda Vehicles which is true representative of Honda because it offers wide range of options to customers as it includes;

  • Plug-in Hybrid
  • Gasoline Hybrid
  • Fuel Cell Electric
  • Natural Gas Powered model

Executive Vice President of sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc John Mendel said, “The Fit EV is the next critical step in Honda’s portfolio approach to alternative fueled vehicles. There is no other automaker on the planet whose spirit is more deeply invested in the effort to realize a cleaner, more energy-efficient and ultimately more sustainable transportation future than Honda.”

Performance

2013 Fit EV is basically meant for those people who often travel at not so long distance, after every single charge it can travel distance of 123 miles. Fit EV is equipped with lithium ion battery of 20 kWh coaxial motor of 92 kilowatt. Motor which has been used in FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle is used in high density electric motor of 2013 Fit EV and this electric motor perform efficiently and quietly even at high speeds.

Do you wana improve the driving range of 2013 Honda Fit EV? You will be excited to know that if you like to own Fit EV and wish to improve its driving range; you can easily do so with the use of ground-breaking features like 3-mode electric drive system. Maximum efficiency and improved acceleration can be attained with the help of 3 variable driving modes i.e. Econ, Normal and Sport. As compare to Normal mode, you can improve the driving range up to 13% percent in Econ mode.

2013 Honda Fit EV features efficient energy saving features such as highly efficient air conditioning system and improved regenerative braking system. You can easily charge Fit EV with 6.6 kW onboard 32 amp charger and if you like to charge it with charger of 240 Volts it will take 3 Hours.

Exterior

Exterior of 2013 Honda Fit EV is almost similar to Fit which is powered by gasoline but Fit EV also features higher hip point to adjust place for 20kWh battery. All new Fit EV will be launched in summers of 2012 and it will be available with just one exterior color i.e. Reflection Blue Pearl. Decals on the side of Fit EV and EV badges on the back hatch.

2013 Honda Fit EV also features a chrome front fasica which is almost similar to FCX Clarity Fuel Cell electric vehicle and Insight Hybrid. Additionally, 5-spoke alloy wheels aerodynamic back spoiler also makes its beautiful looking vehicle.

Interior

Interior of 2013 Honda Fit EV is quite stylish and compliments the exterior, bio-fabric has been used in the seats of passenger and 5 passengers can easily accommodate inside the comfortable Fit EV. Cargo carrying configurations and multiple seating will be offered by Honda in 2013 Honda Fit EV to represent it as a versatile vehicle.

Meter of Fit EV consist of illuminated features which indicates the driver about charging conditions, usage of battery as well as driving range. Whatsoever driving mode you will select, the color of meter will also change accordingly i.e. Green, White and Red.

MSRP of 2013 Honda Fit EV

MSRP of 2013 Honda Fit EV is US$36,625 and approximate leased price is US $300/month.


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