Honda Fit EV America’s ‘most efficient’ car
NEW YORK, June 7 — The Honda Fit EV has become the most environmentally-friendly car in the United States.
The rating awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency this week was confirmed yesterday as the electric equivalent of 1.99l/100km, the highest ever given to a car.
That equates to an EPA-rated annual fuel cost of US$500 (RM1,550) a year, the government agency suggested, after testing the vehicle to determine the public ratings which will be displayed on the vehicle in showrooms.
The highest vehicle to date has been the Mitsubishi i, with a combined rating of 2.1l/100km, although the Fit EVs major rival, the Nissan Leaf, has a combined rating of 2.37l/100km.
The Honda Fit EV also had a stated range of 132km on a single charge, the EPA concluded, more than the Leaf (116km) and the Focus Electric (121km).
While the EPA rating means the Fit EV is ready for the showroom, consumers will have to wait a while to get their hands on it.
Leasing customers in California and Oregon will be the first to get behind the wheel this summer, before the US East Coast joins the club in 2013. — AFP-Relaxnews