Honda has always been one of the industry leaders for researching alternative powertrains. For instance, the brand has been one of the first in history to publically offer (to an extent) hydrogen fuel-cell powered automobiles, specifically the FCX Clarity. Now though, the brand has just made a huge step again by unveiling their first ever all-electric vehicle concept here at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: the new 2013 Honda Fit EV.
Powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 92 kilowatt coaxial electric motor, the Honda Fit EV produces 123hp and has an estimated driving range of 123 miles on one charge. Additionally, using a 240-volt charer, the Fit EV can recharge complete in as little as three hours.
“The Fit EV is the next critical step in Honda’s portfolio approach to alternative fueled vehicles,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “There is no other automaker on the planet whose spirit is more deeply invested in the effort to realize a cleaner, more energy-efficient and ultimately more sustainable transportation future than Honda.”
Prices for the 2013 Honda Fit EV start at just $36,625 with an estimated lease price of $399 a month.
– By: Chris Chin