‘Select’ East Coast Markets to Get the Pure Battery Car
American Honda gave word Tuesday that it’s expanding the lease availability of its Fit EV 100 battery electric car from California and Oregon, where it’s been available since July, to selected markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.
“Customers will be able to lease the ultra-efficient, spacious and fun-to-drive Fit EV for a period of three years at a cost of $389 per month,” the company says. The Fit EV has a combined adjusted EPA mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe and an EPA-rated driving range of 82 miles, Honda says, with an energy-consumption rating of just 29 kilowatt hours per 100 miles.
“Expanding the availability of the ultra-efficient Fit EV to the East Coast is the next logical step in Honda’s strategic and customer-focused approach to growing the market for low-CO2, sustainable mobility technologies,” Honda environmental business development office VP Steve Center said in a release.
“Combining Honda’s extensive EV experience with customers,” he said, “will help us prepare for growing adoption of electric vehicles.”
The Fit EV has a 20-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery and a compact, 92-kilowatt (123 horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor that generates 189 ft-lb of torque.
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Source: American Honda release with Fleets & Fuels follow-up