2013 Honda Fit EV Lands Top EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

The 2013 Honda Fit EV, with a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, has received the highest fuel-efficiency rating ever given by the EPA, Honda reports.

According to the company, the Fit EV's 20 kWh lithium-ion battery provides the capacity to earn an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82 miles and can be recharged in less than three hours when connected to a 240 V circuit.

Furthermore, the Fit EV's 92 kW (123 hp) coaxial electric motor generates 189 ft-lb of torque, and the vehicle offers a three-mode electric drive system adapted from the CR-Z Sport Hybrid.

Honda says it plans to begin leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to customers in select California and Oregon markets this summer, followed by an East Coast rollout in 2013.

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