The Honda Fit EV is a retrofit of the second-generation Fit model.
Read the Honda Fit EV review.
April 14, 2014 6:21 PM PDTUpdated: April 14, 2014 6:21 PM PDT
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The car features a range of 82 miles, as rated by the EPA.
The grille gets replaced by a chrome smile.
Honda swapped the torsion-bar rear suspension for a multilink system to deal with added weight.
As a five-door hatchback, the Fit EV offers plenty of cargo and passenger space.
Honda does not offer energy-saving LED headlights for the Fit EV.
The battery pack sits under the car's body.
15-inch tires don't offer much rubber to cushion the ride.
Honda covers the seats in a sugar cane-derived material.
The rear seat folds down, rather than up and out of the way, as does the Magic Seat in the standard Fit.
The navigation head unit comes standard in the Fit EV.
The transmission is just a single-speed reduction gear, but the shifter offers a B mode, for maximum brake regeneration.
The instrument cluster display shows range and gives drivers an eco score based on their efficiency.
Drive mode buttons play a big part in daily life with the Fit EV.
This range map shows a radius based on direct miles, not road miles.
The screens in this older head unit lack refinement.
The Fit EV includes Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for drives or iOS devices.
The back-up camera comes standard.
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