Want A Honda Fit EV Electric Car? Honda Has A Quiz For You

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2012 Honda Fit EV

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After realising the potential of hybrids early on, Honda has been a little late to join the electric car party with its Fit EV.

Better late than never, though--and now the carmaker has launched a 'readiness assessment' to determine the suitability of potential lessees.

Just as with the MINI E, BMW ActiveE and Honda's own FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle, leasing the Fit EV will not only put examples of Honda's electric car onto the roads, but feedback from customers will also be used to shape future electric car projects.

The first Fit EVs were delivered to the city of Torrance, California, for trial in the city's fleet. Honda says recharging from a 240-volt system takes as little as three hours.

There are some criteria you'll have to meet to be a potential Fit EV lessee. You'll need to live in California or Oregon to start, as these are the two states in which Honda will run the trials.

You'll also be judged on your daily commute--less than 50 miles is good, more than 75 miles isn't so good. Honda is predicting 123 miles of city driving and 95 miles highway, unadjusted--with an adjusted combined range of 76 miles using EPA testing methods.

Honda would also like to know what charger you'll be using, whether charging at home or elsewhere. You're also more likely to qualify for a lease if you own your own home, with a garage.

Interested? Take the 2013 Honda Fit EV readiness assessment.


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Comments (6)
  1. Nope, don't want it...too dunky and too ugly. I want the VW eBeetle to come on the market.

  2. A modest commitment for what sounds to be an interesting EV. The Fit has consistently had good revues for handling and space utility, as one of the best selling cars in it’s class. And the Clarity drive gives it better performance than it’s ICE counterpart according to early test drives. Includes a 6.6kW on-board charger, LEAF competitive range, and selectable regen profiles. Bring it.

  3. Just BRING IT, Honda and let's get off our oil addiction ASAP. Honda had the lead with the original Insight, but has been losing badly to the superior Prius line. Now they need to leapfrog their arch-rivals and bring out a diesel/hybrid/plug-in Fit that gets 70 MPG like the original Insight.

  4. The Honda Fit EV soon to come might be a good EV, but ...

    Honda had a good EV back in the 1990's, the Honda EV plus.
    The EV movie WKTEC only touched on what actually happened, but GM was not the only devious deceitful lying Big7 automaker.

    GM was not the only one that took back all their leased EVs, crushed them, and chewed up into tiny bits. Honda did it too.

    Isn't anyone concerned with Honda's late in the game, non-commitment to EVs? Wake up and smell their non-committal EV

    For those that know, all it not forgotten, thus not forgiven. Buyer beware of a Honda with a deceitful EV history.

  5. Actually, no. As you point out, ALL the manufacturers pulled their products, including Nissan. What matters is what they do now, and Fit EV looks to be a very competitive BEV product. It addresses every peeve I have with the LEAF. More choice is good.

  6. Any deal which has me applying and begging to pay a company to borrow an electric car on a temporary lease, is a deal I'm not interested in.

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