Honda Automobiles: Honda Expands Fit EV Leasing to Select East Coast Markets

Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 by in Honda Canada

The all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV, initial launched in California and Oregon in Jul 2012, is entrance to name East Coast markets after this month, American Honda announced today. The Fit EV will be accessible for franchise during Honda dealerships in comparison markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. Customers will be means to franchise a ultra-efficient, atmospheric and fun-to-drive Fit EV for a duration of 3 years during a cost of $389 per month.

The 2013 Honda Fit EV, partial of Honda’s opposite portfolio of alternative-fuel vehicles, has a total practiced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe1, an EPA-rated pushing operation of 82 miles, and a low energy-consumption rating of only 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles.  

“Expanding a accessibility of a ultra-efficient Fit EV to a East Coast is a subsequent judicious step in Honda’s vital and customer-focused proceed to flourishing a marketplace for low-CO2, tolerable mobility technologies,” pronounced Steve Center, clamp boss of a American Honda Environmental Business Development Office. “Combining Honda’s endless EV knowledge with customers–which began 15 years ago with a Honda EV Plus–with a real-world feedback from early Fit EV lessees in several opposite markets will assistance us ready for flourishing adoption of electric vehicles.”

Based on a award-winning five-door, five-passenger Honda Fit, a 100-percent electric Fit EV facilities a 20-kilowatt-hour (kWh) Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery and a compress 92-kilowatt (123 horsepower) AC synchronous electric engine that generates 189 ft-lb of torque. This fit powertrain is teamed to a framework with a fully-independent cessation and a driver-selectable 3-mode expostulate system. The outcome is a fun-to-drive EV with an EPA total city/highway estimated pushing operation rating of 82-miles1.

An onboard horse allows a car to be plugged into any household-type 120-volt opening (dedicated GFCI opening recommended) or an accessible 240-volt AC energy supply. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, a Fit EV battery can be recharged in rebate than 3 hours from a low assign indicator enlightenment point3. When connected to an outlet, charging can be started or stopped with an enclosed Fit EV interactive remote control, by an accessible smartphone focus or by a internet on a personal computer.

Already accessible given Jul 2012 for lease-only in name California and Oregon markets, a Fit EV is offering during a franchise cost of $389 per month2 over a three-year term, computing to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,625. Customers meddlesome in leasing or training some-more about a Fit EV are speedy to pointer adult during www.FitEV.Honda.com.

Honda Environmental Leadership
In further to a Fit EV, Honda’s opposite portfolio of choice fuel vehicles has enclosed countless technologies to urge fuel potency and revoke CO2 emissions including a initial EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), a sell introduction of America’s initial hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), smoothness of a initial fuel-cell electric car in a U.S. (2002 Honda FCX), 4 generations of a Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998) and a initial gasoline-powered vehicles in a hands of consumers to accommodate stricter emissions standards. Honda has also led a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) rankings of altogether car environmental opening given 2000, and a Honda car has surfaced a list of America’s greenest vehicles, from a America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), for 15 uninterrupted years.

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1132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile total (city/highway) pushing operation rating (adjusted).  Ratings dynamic by U.S. EPA.  Your MPGe and operation will change depending on pushing conditions, how we expostulate and say your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors.  For additional information about EPA ratings, revisit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

2Subject to singular accessibility by Oct 2014 in designated marketplace regions on authorized credit by American Honda Finance Corp. Closed finish franchise for 2013 Honda Fit EV for well-qualified lessees assembly specific use and operation requirements. Not all field will qualify. No squeeze choice during franchise end. MSRP $37,415 (includes destination). Excludes tax, title, license, registration, options and insurance. Zero capitalized cost reduction. Total monthly payments $14,004.00. Lessee obliged for non-routine maintenance, extreme wear/tear and adult to $0.20/mi. over 12,000 mi./yr. Lease includes collision coverage, slight maintenance, roadside assistance and navigation complement updates

3 From low-charge indicator enlightenment indicate to full charge

 

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