The Honda Fit EV was intended to be the car manufacturer’s answer to the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, but it looks like the Fit EV just might come out ahead of its competition–by quite a long shot, too.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV has earned a 118 MPGe fuel efficiency rating, making it the highest Environmental Protection Agency rated vehicle in the U.S. and putting it ahead of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan Leaf’s 112 MPGe and 99MPGe ratings, respectively.
Not only does the Honda Fit EV win out in the EPA’s combined fuel efficiency ratings, it also takes the lead in range. The EPA estimates that the Honda Fit EV has a range of 82 miles on one charge, which is nine miles more than the Leaf and 20 miles ahead the i-MiEV.
“Just as important as the industry-leading fuel-efficiency and fast recharging time, as a Honda, the 2013 Fit EV will be an absolute kick to drive,” said Steve Center, vice president of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office.
The Honda Fit EV is expected to go on sale in California and Oregon at some point this summer, with a release on the East Coast expected to begin early next year.
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