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Honda leads the EV efficiency pack

Honda is bragging that his new 2013 Fit EV is leading the highest ever mile per gallon equivalency rating for an electric vehicle at 118 MPGe. To put that in perspective, the other EVs on the market come close, but fall just short of that 118 MPGe rating.
The Ford Focus Electric has rating of 110 MPGe, while the Prius plug-in hybrid gets 95 MPGe. The Chevrolet Volt is rated for 95 MPGe, and the Mitsubishi I EV has a 115 MPGe rating.
Honda estimates that the annual fuel costs for operating the Fit EV will be about $500. The little car promises 100 miles per charge of driving range from the 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Fit EV has combined city/highway driving range estimated 82 miles.
Honda designed the car to be efficient with a highly efficient powertrain design and weight conscious engineering combined with effective aerodynamics so the Fit is able to get a longer driving range from its smaller battery pack than other electric vehicles. The smaller battery pack also means faster charging time. Honda promises the Fit EV can charge in under three hours from the low charge indicator light coming on when connected to a 240 V circuit.

"Just as important as the industry-leading fuel-efficiency and fast recharging time, as a Honda, the 2013 Fit EV will be an absolute kick to drive," said Steve Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office.
Honda plans to market the Fit EV in select California in emerging markets starting this summer and then roll the vehicle out on the East Coast in 2013.

Source: Honda

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RE: Also the Highest Ever "Ugly Rating"
By Reclaimer77 on 6/6/2012 12:24:34 PM , Rating: 1
lol yeah they took one of the ugliest cars on the road, the Fit, and managed to make it even worst! That truly IS a feat of engineering worthy of print. I wonder what this team could do with the Pontiac Aztec..hmmmm

RE: Also the Highest Ever "Ugly Rating"
By Paj on 6/6/2012 12:44:16 PM , Rating: 2
Haha its not Aztec bad, surely?

I'm surprised they didn't carry over some styling cues from the latest Civic. I love the way that car looks.

RE: Also the Highest Ever "Ugly Rating"
By BioHazardous on 6/6/2012 1:04:56 PM , Rating: 2
Haha its not Aztec bad, surely?

I used to think it was the ugliest car ever as well until Breaking Bad. Now I'm just kind of used to how it looks. Plus that car can apparently take and/or dish out a beating.

By ppardee on 6/6/2012 3:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
I think it was used in BB to reinforce the 'down and out' aspect of the main character... kinda like "This guy's so bad off, he can only afford an Aztec! I mean, who in their right mind would buy one of these things if they had any other choice?"

By FITCamaro on 6/7/2012 8:59:38 AM , Rating: 2
I actually like the sharp edged looks of my buddies Fit.

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