2013 Honda Fit EV Gets Official EPA Rating

The EPA has been assigning fuel economy ratings to vehicles for the last 40 years - new Honda models included. That being said, it's pretty safe to say they can accurately gauge the MPG of practically every vehicle on the road. There was one minor speed bump in the recent past - testing the first electric vehicle. Because these are not powered by a chemical fuel their mileage was not able to be compared to gasoline used.

With the influx of electric vehicles on the market the EPA has developed a whole new system to rate them. Instead of using a miles-per-gallon rating, the Environmental Protection Agency now assigns a miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) as well as a total driving range. These rating combined can then be compared to what the vehicle would use if it were just using gasoline.

So, how did the 2013 Honda Fit EV stack up?

We thought you'd never ask! In its introductory model year, the 2013 Honda Fit EV travels at a rate of 132 MPGe city / 105 MPGe highway / 118 MPGe combined, with a total estimated driving range of 82 miles.

This means the 2013 Honda Fit is the highest rated EV ever seen, it's not the part that Honda is bragging the most about. "Just as important as the industry-leading fuel-efficiency and fast recharging time, as a Honda, the 2013 Fit EV will be an absolute kick to drive,"1 exclaims Steve Center, Vice President of the American Honda Environmental Business Development Office.

Ready to take the 2013 Honda Fit EV for a test drive? You may be in for a wait, as Honda plans to test the demand for electric vehicles before releasing the Fit EV on a nationwide scale. That said, Capital Honda, invites you to stay tuned for more on it, as well as other Honda news.

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