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America's most fuel efficient car: 2013 Honda Fit EV

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Aug 27, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the 2013 Honda Fit EV the best fuel efficiency rating ever issued the Agency – 118 miles per gallon equivalent, MPGe. MPGe is an efficiency measure based on how far a car can travel on the amount of electricity with energy equivalent to that of one gallon of gasoline.

Honda Fit
The rating for the new 2013 Honda Fit is higher than the previous record-holder, the 2012 Mitsubishi MiEV, which has a rating of 112 http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c317ff71b970b-piMPGe. It is also higher than the Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe), the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe), or the Coda (73 MPGe).

When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit's 20 kWh lithium-ion battery can be recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator. The Fit EV produces zero emissions and no petrol is used to propel the car. Honda debuted the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and began leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to customers in select California and Oregon markets this summer, followed by an East Coast rollout in 2013.

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