The Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) is now more affordable! You can now lease the Honda Fit EV for $259 per month, which dropped from $389!
AND, whereas leasers were limited to 12,000 miles, they can drive as many miles as their hearts desire.
Already lease a Honda Fit EV? Honda is taking the high road and lowering those leaser’s monthly payments by $130 to meet the new monthly payments! How refreshing is that?! This makes the Honda Fit EV even more appealing and, according to this article, “Considering the lease also includes collision insurance, which probably save owners around $50/month on average, as well as includes a 240 volt EV home charging station, the lease offer is now the most attractive in the industry in our opinion.”
Here are the specs of the Honda Fit EV:
- 82 Miles Range (EPA Scale)
- 118 MPGe Rating (highest of all EVs currently on the market)
- 92 kilowatt (123 hp) coaxial electric motor generating 189 ft-lb of torque (of which we drag raced a Volt with and handily beat)
- $389/month (36 month) lease
- 20 kWh battery
- 6.6 kW charging, which means near full charges in about 3 hours
- and ECO mode setting that should never be selected by anyone as it retards the driving to sub-human levels
- theoretical room for 5 passengers
- good size boot with a 60/40 split
So what do you think? Is the price drop and lifted mileage restriction enough for you to venture out to buy a Honda Fit EV (if you live in one of the few areas it is sold)?
A new report stated that Honda makes the most cars that can legally drive in California’s HOV lanes with only a driver in the vehicle.
Why? Because Honda makes the most gosh-darn environmentally friendly vehicles.
According to the California Air Resources Board, Honda makes four vehicles that meet its air quality standards to be eligible to use the carpool lane even when there’s only one occupant. The four vehicles are:
- The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid. The 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid sedan has a EPA driving range of 570 miles with an EPA rating of 115 MPGe, a standard used to measure the combined efficiency of an electric vehicle.
- The Honda Civic Natural Gas. The 2012 Civic Natural Gas (CNG) has an EPA of 31 MPG.
- The Honda Fit EV, which has an EPA rating of 118 MPGe with an EPA driving range of 82 miles.
- The FCX Clarity, which has a EPA rating of 60 MPEe with an EPA driving range of 240 miles.
This article points out that using the HOV lane in California can shave 30 minutes off your commute where a ten mile drive can often take 30 to 40 minutes. That is DEFINITELY something we can relate to if you’ve ever hit Seattle traffic during rush hour or there is an accident in one of the two through lanes in downtown Seattle. The HOV lane is your friend in the Puget Sound area!
“The average annual five year fuel savings of the Honda Accord Plug-In, Honda Civic CNG and Honda Fit EV is about $7,783. The fuel savings for the FCX Clarity haven’t been released.”
If you care about the environment, saving money and getting around faster (sounds pretty good right?), then be sure to stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealerships today. Not all of these vehicles may be available in Washington state yet, but no doubt any of them would make a big difference in your life and your budget.
Fit EV Video
The 2013 Honda Fit EV recently came to America and now there is a great video about how Honda is working to gather more information on how to perfect their electric car!
The video suggests that Honda selected three distinctly different organizations to be a part of their Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program for different reasons. Google was picked (besides the fact that it’s Google) because of its forward-thinking staff who tend to be more technologically inclined and welcoming of new ideas and products. Google staff who drive the Honda Fit EV will have more technical feedback…and could potentially be more open to purchasing a Honda Fit EV when they come on the market.
Standford University is obviously a more academic setting where research will be done how to decrease the anxiety of drivers of electric cars and increase the potential that they will have a pleasurable experience. The City of Torrance, home to a Honda manufacturing plant, will provide real-world feedback. Employees of the City of Torrance are not necessarily technically trained or looking at the experience from an academic point of view. They just know how it feels, what works, what doesn’t work and more.
We think this three-pronged attack of feedback that Honda has put together for their Electric Vehicle Demonstration program is genius. It’s a great way to get a variety of quality feedback and also to prime the market for purchase before the Honda Fit EV hits the market.
If you are interested in driving and purchasing the Honda Fit EV, contact Northwest Honda, Sims Honda or Apple Valley Honda today! The Fit EV will be available in limited markets starting this summer, so call up one of these great dealerships today.