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Honda delivers first Fit EV to California customer

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., delivered the first all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV to a couple in Southern California. The 2013 Honda Fit EV carries a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, and a consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles.

Ventura County, Calif., residents, Matt and Becky Walton, took delivery of their Honda Fit EV at the Woodland Hills Honda dealership located north of Los Angeles. The couple was the very first registrant to sign up to lease the Fit EV and plan to use their vehicle as a daily commuter car. Matt and Becky Walton have a long history of owning Honda vehicles, beginning with a Honda N600 sedan and a Honda Z600 coupe in the 1970s and now a Honda Odyssey which will be used as a secondary car.

The Fit EV will be available for lease-only in key markets starting in California and Oregon, after which availability will expand to East Coast markets in early 2013. The Fit EV’s lease price of $389 per month over a three-year term computes to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,625.



36K $ totally unsellable...


Total Cost of Ownership, from Edmunds, for a 2012 Fit with an AT is $36k after 5 years, with about $2k yearly for fueling costs. A Leaf SL retails for about $37k but its total cost at 5 years is about $38k, fueling cost of $200 a year. Assume the Leaf to be about equivalent to a Fit EV.

The $36k cost is reasonably equivalent to a conventional Fit, probably the reason they chose it.


1) The Honda Fit EV lease includes collision coverage throw in by Honda. Neither Nissan Leaf nor regular Honda Fit include that.

2) It's said that leasees of Honda Fit EV are entitled to the $2,500 California rebate. Of course, it won't be available to regular Honda Fit leasees.

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