jray3
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Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

Thu May 24, 2018 11:09 am

https://insideevs.com/hondas-new-186-mi ... low-20000/

Looks like a game changer- a real 150 mile EV version of a popular model that costs under $12,500 after the Federal tax credit.
Those cynical slow-movers at Honda could really wallop Nissan when one compares the Fit EV to a LEAF with no more tax credit!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

TobyGadd
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Re: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

Thu May 24, 2018 12:30 pm

In addition to our "new" 2016 iMiev, I have a 2010 Fit. My wife and I love that car. Very excited to see that Honda is going to make an EV version that might make it to our market!
2016 iMiev ES, Blue

Don
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Re: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

Thu May 24, 2018 12:55 pm

. . . . and you can BUY it - Last generation was lease only, wasn't it?

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE, White
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2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon, 14,000 miles
1979 Honda CBX six into six

jray3
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Re: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

Thu May 24, 2018 3:44 pm

Don wrote:. . . . and you can BUY it - Last generation was lease only, wasn't it?
Don


It was only a lease and only in Blue. One of them came up from CA and was turned in at my local dealer at the end of lease, and they claimed to be under strict orders to not allow any customer access. No lookee, no touchee, and definitely no test drives!

The Japanese domestic version had CHAdeMO, though the stateside version did not, and I've been unable to find what flavor of DCFC will be fitted to this Fit. If Honda follows Kia in abandoning CHAdeMO, that'd be quite a blow, or just another nail in the coffin.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

JoeS
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Re: Gen 2 Honda Fit EV

Thu May 24, 2018 4:12 pm

The blue electric Fit was a very nice car! I test-drove one - peppy, good handling, etc. The only deficiency is that the battery space encroached into the rear seat footwells such that the Fit's wonderful folding rear-seat scheme was partially compromised. Yeah, they were only for lease (which immediately disqualified it for me), and at a horrendous monthly payment. This new electric Fit at that price and range sounds wonderful!
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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