Honda Fit EV

Honda has premiered the new Fit EV concept at the Los Angeles auto show, a model headed for production, which will be introduced in 2012.

Details on the Fit EV are limited, and no power figures were given, though Honda says is that the all-electric version of the 5-door compact hatch "is powered by a lithium-ion battery fueling a coaxial high-density electric motor derived from the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric car."

Honda adds the Fit EV will have a "top speed of 90 mph and a range of 100 miles on the US EPA cycle." It will have an advanced 3-mode driving system: Econ, Normal and Sport. Charging will take "less than 12 hours" on a conventional 120-volt outlet, and "less than 6 hours" with a 240 volt one.

Other new plug-in hybrid technology Honda has debuted is for an unspecified mid-range model. It features a 6kWh lithium-ion battery and a 120 kW electric motor, with top cubic horsepower of 161. In electric mode, the plug-in hybrid model has a range of around 10-15 miles city, and features a top highway speed of 62 mph.

Recharging the batteries takes 2 to 2.5 hours with a 120-volt outlet - cut that in half with a 240 volt charging station.

The engine on the new plug-in hybrid system is a 2.0 liter i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine coupled to a CVT transmission.

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