Planning to offer 1,100 examples of the 2013 Fit EV over a three-year period through leasing, Honda re-engineered the gasoline-powered Fit subcompact into an all-electric vehicle. Propelling the 2013 Honda Fit EV is a 92-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor paired with a 20-kilowatt capacity lithium-ion battery. Producing the equivalent of 123 horsepower and 189 pounds feet of torque, the 2013 Fit EV has an EPA-rated driving range of 82 miles. The 2013 Honda Fit EV can be charged by a 120-volt or a faster 240-volt charging unit. With exception to a subtle design tweak to the front end, the 2013 Honda Fit EV appears largely identical to its gasoline counterpart. In addition to the all-electric powerplant, the 2013 Honda Fit EV can be defined from the gasoline Fit for the inclusion of a lightweight aluminum front subframe, HondaLink EV telematics and with the use of a Bio-Fabric seating material. Other standard equipment found on the 2013 Honda Fit EV consists of a Vehicle Stability Assist, 15-inch alloy wheels and an interactive remote control allowing an operator to adjust many aspects of the electric vehicle including when to initiate or stop charging.Read more Read less
A new electric powered Fit arrives for 2013. Beyond an all-electric powertrain, the Fit EV is pretty much the same as its gasoline-powered sibling. A few aerodynamic modifications are all that makes it stand apart. The conventionally powered Fit receives no significant updates for 2013, except for one new exterior hue: Midnight Plum Peal replaces Orange Burst Metallic.
Standout versatility; cargo space; lively driving experience; maneuverability and parking ease; fuel efficiency
The Honda Fit stands out for a couple of very important reasons: its perky driving experience and its excellent and very versatile seating layout. The Fit remains more fun to drive than many other vehicles in this class, thanks to the engaging powertrain and well-matched transmissions, combined with a suspension that's sporty but not uncomfortable. Thanks to the Honda Fit's so-called Magic Seat arrangement, it allows a more usable cargo space than most other small hatchbacks. In addition, its rear seating comfort is a step better than other models in this class and the rather low beltline affords a good view out for everyone. As with most subcompact hatchbacks--but even more so here--the Fit is a near-ideal city car, and it parks very easily while it's also lively enough for merges and quick lane changes.