The fresh 2013 Honda Fit EV looks really making a vivid impression in case of EV effectively. It outclassed the competitor Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, as well as Mitsubishi i in each uptake also scope metric discovered on a regular EV window label, from its low uptake scale of 29 kWh per 100 miles to its prima mixed ranking of 118 MPGe to its segment-leading scope of 82 miles. But one wondering issue that stops us in our paths: You can’t purchase the new Honda Fit EV. Also you might not at any time to view one because, all stated, Honda anticipates creating only 1,100 Fit EVs during the next 3 years. By distinction, Nissan is close to trading those lots of Leaf EVs within one month.

Honda Fit EV is Looks Mighty Impressive

Moreover, the 2013 Honda Fit EV is a rental-merely proffer (it’s $389/month for 36 months and the taxation credit is baked in) which is limited to along the coast of Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento as well as Portland, Oregon. The following spring Honda programmed to extend into Washington, D.C; Boston; Hartford; New York; Connecticut; as well as Baltimore.

The 2013 Honda Fit EV seems could become the segment-leading on the paper also executes great in person, but that just creates its rental-merely status all the more confusing, in fact if $389/month for 36 months looks like a competitor deal. A little more excavation unveils several of possible reasons.

Honda stated that if it marketed the 2013 Honda Fit EV it would have to priced $37,415 for the car $2,580 cheaper than a Focus Electric however, its $1,365 higher than a Nissan Leaf. Place it that way and it looks like a ton of boodle for a Fit next to the final stage of its life round. As a rental-merely proffer with no buyout, Honda’s Fit EV battery guarantee survives for “the duration of the lease of the vehicle,” that is three years or 36,000 miles.