An all-electric version of the Honda Fit made its production model debut at the LA Auto Show, making it official that this long-awaited EV was really coming to U.S. markets as expected. But there is one big glitch -- it's priced far above what one would expect.
The gas-fueled Honda Fit is a very popular, dependable, fuel-efficient car that can be bought new for about $15,000. The electrified version will cost more than double that with a MSRP of $36,625. Yikes. Now, since it's an all-electric, buyers will be able to qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit, but that's still $29,000.
The Fit EV will feature a 92 kW motor and a three-mode electric drive system that allows drivers to choose from Eco, Normal and Sport modes. The Eco mode improves the range by 17 percent. For city driving, Honda says drivers will get up to 123 miles per charge and 76 miles per charge for combined city and highway driving.
The Fit EV will be released in select markets in California and Oregon next year and then its release will be expanded to six East Coast markets in 2013. For those not wanting to buy, Honda will be leasing the Fit EV for $399 a month for three years.
via Wired Autopia
written by LibertyBudget.com, March 07, 2012
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