2013 Honda Fit EV Lands Highest Ever "Fuel" Efficiency Rating of 118 MPGe
June 6, 2012 11:16 AM
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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.
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.
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MPGe == dumb
6/6/2012 2:04:08 PM
Does anyone else thing MPGe is a stupid metric. Gallons of electricity? What the hell... Wouldn't miles per kilowatt hour (MPKWh) make infinitely more sense? I don't know what 118 MPGe even means. How much will my electric bill go up if I recharge a car so-rated solely at home? Stupid metric.
RE: MPGe == dumb
6/6/2012 2:18:50 PM
I agree completely. For now, multiply MPGe by 0.0292 to get miles/kWh. 118 MPGe = 3.45 miles/kWh (according to Wikipedia)
Doesn't quite square up to 1 gallon of gasoline = 34.02 kWh (also according to Wikipedia) but close enough.
RE: MPGe == dumb
6/6/2012 2:39:22 PM
I believe pure electric ratings are also available but to a consumer who hasn't committed to buying only electric cars the MPGe rating is designed to give them a point of comparison between electric and gas. How would they compare miles per kilowatt hour on the EV they are looking at to miles per hour on the gas car?
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