Benson Honda Prepares for the All-Electric Honda Fit EV
Honda recently unveiled its 2013 Honda Fit EV at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show and has delivered the first production version of the model. The all-electric vehicle strives to beat out its competition in the electric market. Benson Honda, a premier Honda dealership on San Antonio, TX, looks forward to the 2013 Fit EV’s arrival.
The municipality of Torrance, CA, which is home to Honda’s U.S. headquarters, received the vehicle first. The first Fit EV is part of a test program to get customer feedback before the vehicle’s official launch date this summer.
The Fit EV is an all-electric version of the automaker’s subcompact hatchback with an EPA-estimated combined city/highway range of up to 76 miles, making the Fit the highest rated EV on the market. In the city, Honda expects a maximum electric range of 123 miles.
Powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion batter and a 92-kilowatt electric motor, the Fit EV is equipped with three driving modes that enhance the vehicle’s driving performance: Econ, Normal and Sport. Each mode is tailored to improve the Fit’s efficiency, functionality and responsiveness.
Using a 240-volt charger, the Fit is expected to reach a full charge in a mere three hours. Honda also reported that the vehicle takes less than 15 hours to charge from a 110-volt household outlet.
The Fit is capable of seating five people even with the added battery. The rear seat bottom is set higher to comfortably fit the battery. Equipped with a variety of meter and information displays, the Fit has been upgraded to give the driver prompt information on the vehicle’s performance. The Fit is also outfitted with an interactive remote that allows drivers to start charging and pre-conditioning the interior from up to 100 feet away.
Reported to launch in certain California and Oregon markets next summer, the Fit EV is highly anticipated vehicle designed to change and improve auto emissions and efficiency. Stay updated on the 2013 Honda Fit EV with Benson Honda. The dealership has a large selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX.