With the new 2013 Honda Fit EV starting to hit dealerships this summer, the all-electric subcompact hatchback has finally received its official mile per gallon equivalent (MPGe) ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In combined driving, the new Honda Fit EV is rated at 118 MPGe with an estimated driving range of 82 miles (which is even better than Honda's initial estimate of 76 miles). Both of these ratings best other all-electric competitors such as the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan Leaf.
The full EPA breakdown also includes ratings of 132 MPGe in the city and 105 MPGe on the highway, but one of the car's most promising stats is that the lithium-ion battery pack can be fully recharged (from when the low charge light comes on) in just three hours using a 240-volt source. All of these figures should be enough to give the Fit EV best-in-class status, and from the sound of it, this car should be pretty fun to drive as well with the electric motor producing 123 horsepower and 189 lb-ft of torque.
"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.