Could the U.S. See a Honda Fit EV by 2013?
The all new 2012 Honda Fit is set to arrive this fall at Kuni Honda in Centennial, CO, but we're already wondering when an EV variant of the Fit might arrive in the United States.
Last month, Honda introduced their EV at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This concept is powered by a lithium-ion battery added to an electric motor. Set to hit the market in early 2012, the Honda Fit EV has a 100-mile range on a single charge and can reach speeds of up to 90 mph. Plus, it only takes 12 hours to charge the battery in a 120-volt outlet. With a 240-volt outlet, that time is cut in half.
The driver-controlled three mode system (Economy, Normal, or Sport) aid in fuel efficiency. Honda claims the differences are "an increase of 17 percent in driving range with the Economy mode over the Normal mode and 25 percent better than Sport mode. In Sport mode, the performance is adjusted to improved acceleration." To increase battery life even more, an in-dash display shows drivers when to turn of air conditioning or the radio to save electricity.1
And, if you have a smartphone, the Honda Fit will sync up with it. With these smart tools, you can begin or check a charge, turn on air conditioning, start the vehicle, have access to 24-hour roadside assistance and locate charging stations--all while you're away from the vehicle.
Want to learn more about all of the great innovations Honda has planned for the next year? Stayed tuned with the Kuni Honda blog, we plan to keep you informed. As always, we invite you to give us a call at (303) 708-2000, or contact us via our website at any time. We'd be happy to answer any of your questions.